Date(s) - 07/02/2020 - 15/02/2020
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) is an international, non-commercial research and exhibition platform for art and architecture related to South Asia. From 7 to 15 February 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh will be the epicentre of a radical upheaval of how we think about art, activated by intellectual and curatorial contributions, spanning over four floors of the Shilpakala Academy in the city’s vibrant University belt. The platform is free for the public and will include contributions by 500 artists, scholars, curators and thinkers, in the form of panel discussions and performances.
The theme for the fifth edition of the Dhaka Art Summit is ‘Seismic Movements’ – aiming to compel artists, thinkers and participants to reconsider art histories, movement, borders and fault lines. Inspired by the geological reading of the word ‘summit’ as the top of a mountain, ‘Seismic Movements: Dhaka Art Summit 2020’ (DAS 2020) considers the various ruptures that have realigned and continue to shift the face of our spinning planet. 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.