Dhaka Art Summit

Education Pavilion and Programming


The Dhaka Art Summit is committed to nurturing the next generation of artists. With this objective at the forefront, DAS 2018 will feature a new Education Pavilion at the centre of the exhibition, highlighting the Academy component of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Inspired by the teachings of Rabindranath Tagore and the history of transient pedagogy in the region, as well as the ideas of Critical Writing Ensembles 2016 participant Chus Martinez, this free and alternative art school will be led by a curriculum committee comprised of visual artists Nabil Ahmed (Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University London), Anoka Faruqee (Director of graduate studies in painting/printmaking at Yale School of Art), Iftikhar Dadi (Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, Cornell University), Anshuman Dasgupta (Faculty, Art History department in Kalabhavan, Santiniketan), and Bishwajit Goswami (Faculty, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University). These practitioners will collaborate with leading Bangladeshi and international faculty to create a bilingual collaborative reach, opening up a timely and productive discussion about art education in South Asia through free workshops, lectures and master classes.