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Fifth edition of the Dhaka Art Summit

Popularly known as the biggest exhibition of South Asian art work, the Dhaka Art Summit is well under way with its fifth iteration, with eminent and promising artists from home and abroad.

This year’s special feature of the summit is ‘Seismic Movements,’ which provoke the visitors and the creators to reconsider (art) histories, movement, borders and fault lines. The nine-day summit, which began on 7 February, 2020, showcases solo art exhibitions, public art project, curated exhibition, seminar, symposium, solo and group lectures, experimental film exhibitions, live art performances, puppet shows, and print-making workshops. A series of exhibitions about artistic documentaries are also being held.

Besides Bangladesh, there are 500 painters, sculptors, curators, art critics, art professionals, art collectors, architects and media personalities from 44 countries who are also participating.

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The summit will run till 15 February, 2020. The main venue is the National Art Gallery building of the Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka, and a sculptural garden outside the building. For security reasons, no large bags are allowed inside; food or liquids are not allowed inside the gallery. Enthusiasts, and visitors can drop by anytime between 10AM to 8PM, no registration or fee of any kind is required for entry.

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