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Asia Society Organises: Special Weekend at the Dhaka Art Summit

Asia Society Organises: Special Weekend at the Dhaka Art Summit

Shahzia Sikander, "Parallax" (2013)
Shahzia Sikander, "Parallax" (2013).

Join Asia Society India Centre for a spectacular weekend tour of the second edition of the Dhaka Art Summit, as we continue our series of Asian art visits following up on the success of our trip to the Sharjah Biennial 11. The Dhaka Art Summit will focus on the South Asian region and will highlight its vibrant contemporary art scene. The DAS will feature five exhibitions curated by local and international curators, 14 solo art projects, a city-wide public art project by internationally acclaimed Raqs Media Collective, screenings of experimental films, performances, and presentations by 32 local and international galleries including over 250 artists from across the South Asian region. Several collateral exhibitions will take place around the city during the Dhaka Art Summit as well.

Highlights of the Dhaka weekend programme include an introduction to the Summit by Rajeeb Samdani, founder of the Samdani Art Foundation, performances showcasing emerging artists, and panel discussions. Asia Society guests will be hosted at special events, talks, and private VIP dinners throughout the Summit; our visit provides a unique opportunity for the art connoisseur to get behind the scenes and interact with other collectors, artists and access experiences that are not available to the general public. Additional attractions in Dhaka include a tour of the National Assembly Building, which is widely considered to be the masterwork of iconic architect Louis Kahn, and a visit to Aarong, the leading fashion house in Bangladesh, which features Jamdani textiles, handicrafts and jute items. This trip is being organised with recommendations from Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director of the Samdani Art Foundation and a curator of the Summit.

TRIP PRICES
Traveling from Mumbai (includes airfare and visa)
Per person, economy travel, single occupancy: Rs. 100,000
Per couple, economy travel, double occupancy: Rs. 200,000
Per person, luxury travel, single occupancy: Rs. 125,000
Per couple, luxury travel, double occupancy: Rs. 230,000

*Prices are indicative based on current booking information

For additional information and to reserve your place, please contact Freya Birdie at [email protected] Limited availability.

Event Details

6 February 2014 - 9 February 2014
9:00am - 11:59pm
See description, left, for trip prices and RSVP information.