From February 07 to 15, the fifth edition of the Samdani Art Foundation’s Dhaka Art Summit, a biennial event focused on South Asian art and architecture, will be themed around the notion of “Seismic Movements”. The ideia is a reference to artistic upheaval seen in the region over years.
DAS 2020 touches upon geological movements, colonial movements, independence movements, social movements and feminist futures, spatial movements, the conditions that move us to act and the power that comes with moving collectively.
Besides the Asian artists, some Brazilian artists participate in the biennial, such as Jonathas de Andrade, Antonio Dias, Vivian Caccuri, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Lucas Arruda. Nadia Samdani is the director and co-founder of the summit. Diana Campbell Betancourt, the artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation, will act as chief curator of the summit’s 2020 edition. At the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, the event will be free and open to the public.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
14, 3 Segun Bagicha Rd, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh