Four-day Dhaka Art Summit begins
5 February 2016, Nirapad News: The four-day Dhaka Art Summit, one of the largest platforms for South Asian art, begun at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy here today.
This time around 300 artists, curators, writers, art professionals and collectors from home and abroad are participating in the summit, said a press release.
Dhaka Art Summit, an initiative of the Samdani Art Foundation in collaboration with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, and supported by the cultural affairs ministry, saw a total of 11 galleries including Bengal Gallery, Drik, Gallery Chitrak, Gallery Kaya, Athena, Prothoma Prokashon and English daily Daily Star.
This year, the Dhaka Art Summit is supported by over 80 institutions including Harvard University, Centre Pompidou France, Rockefeller Foundation, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, Swiss Arts Council and so on.
International museums such as the Tate Modern, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Solomon R Guggenheim, Rubin Museum and Kunsthalle Zurich have lent their curators to the summit to help design an art programme.