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Dhaka Art Summit will explore "Bonna" from 3- 11 February 2023 in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Architecture News - Nov 24, 2022 - 16:00   2182 views

Dhaka Art Summit will explore

Organized by the Samdani Art Foundation, the Dhaka Art Summit 2023 will take place at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy from 3-11 February 2023, the Summit is a hub for contemporary art in South Asia and one of the largest contemporary art events of its kind. 

A bridge connecting Bangladeshi artists to the rest of the world, the Summit is arranged around a series of intersecting exhibitions, and in 2023 it will bring together over 120 local and international artists and architects including: Rana Begum, Bhasha Chakrabarti, Simon Fujiwara, Antony Gormley, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Ashfika Rahman, Joydeb Roaja, Rupali Gupte and Prasad Shetty, Lapdiang Syiem, Sumayya Vally and Anpu Varkey. 

This sixth edition, titled Bonna, will explore the theme of Bangladesh’s climate, and how this has shaped the country’s history, identity and culture. 

As both the word for ‘flood’ and a girl’s name in Bengali, Bonna will examine the multiplicity of meanings around weather and water through the lens of Bangladeshis, as both life givers - bringing regeneration and renewal - and takers. To explore these ideas, the Summit invites participating artists to engage with the country’s relationship to flooding from a contextual perspective. Set amid a region facing the realities of climate change and the ongoing debate about our global futures, the Summit will also engage younger voices to respond to this critical theme.

Read more about the Dhaka Art Summit on its website.

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