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Dhaka Art Summit

Shilpakala Academy / Dhaka / Art

In 1414, when the Sultan of Bengal gifted a giraffe to the Chinese Emperor, he probably didn’t expect it to spark artistic conversations centuries later. But Diana Campbell Betancourt, chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit, hopes to do just that with the event’s upcoming edition. Founded in 2012 by billionaire art patrons Rajeeb and Nadia Samdani, and known for its provocative curation of work from far-flung regions, the Summit has put Bangladesh on the world’s cultural calendar. In the vast halls of the Academy, discover a cornucopia of sculpture, paintings, performance art, film, and video from Asia, Africa, Oceania, and South America. —Gayatri Shah

Shilpakala Academy 14, 3 Segun Bagicha Rd, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
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