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Dhaka Art Summit going in full swing

DL Reporter
Dhaka Art Summit going in full swing
Guests pose with Bengali to Portuguese Thesaurus at the launching ceremony on Monday. Photo l jaki zaman

The ongoing Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) has been designed with an array of programmes featuring panel discussion, book launching, screening of short films, along with the exhibition of the works of 300 artists from Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Madagascar, the Philippines and several other countries.

On the fourth day of DAS, on Monday, a Bengali to Portuguese Thesaurus titled ‘History of the Portuguese in Bengal’ by J.J.A Campos was launched at the BMW lounge at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The launching ceremony was attended by Professor Emeritus Dr Anisuzzaman, Abul Khair Litu, Nadia Samdani, Rajeeb Samdani and others.

On the other hand, another book titled ‘Master Artists of Bangladesh-Zainul Abedin’ was unveiled on Monday. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor and Director General of Bangladesh National Museum Faizul Latif Chowdhury were present at the launching ceremony.

Yesterday, on the fifth day of the event, art restorer Priya Khanna talked about the challenges and solutions to preserving art works in the harsh climate condition of South Asia at the BMW lounge at the venue. The presentation is targeted towards private and corporate art collectors in Bangladesh.

Moreover, Khalid Mahmood Mithu’s full length feature film ‘Gohine Shobdo’ was screened at 6:30pm in the auditorium of the National Art Plaza of BSA.

Today, a panel discussion on ‘Beyond the Stereotypes of Bangladeshi Art’ will be held at 4:30pm at the auditorium of the BSA’s National Art Plaza. Nazia Andaleeb Preema, Munem Wasif, Zihan Karim and Rasel Chowdhury, artists whose work is rooted in, but not limited to, the concerns of Bangladesh will speak about maintaining artistic autonomy and moving beyond stereotypes often ascribed to Bangladeshi and South Asian Art, moderated by Anita Dube (artist and curator of the 2018 Kochi Muziris Biennale).

Today’s event also features launching ceremony of the book ‘A Glass Labyrinth in Venice’ by Kashef Chowdhury, film show, music interlude, panel discussion and others.

Beginning on February 2, the fourth edition of the Dhaka Art Summit will continue till February 10.

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