CURATEd BY Milovan Farronato and Runa Islam
In a similar vein, and within the frame of the Fiorucci Art Trust, curator Milovan Farronato will bring the 8th edition of Volcano Extravaganza to Dhaka. Rather than engaging with the epic nature of Stromboli’s landscape - and without the talisman of its active volcano - Farronato’s contribution for DAS 2018 will seek to recreate the essence of the annual festival in a new location; invoking themes of isolation and distance; memory and mysticism; cosmic energy and the violence of nature; improvisation and theatre; and exploring the possibilities of reclaiming the setting within a shifted context. Since its inception, Volcano Extravaganza has enabled new commissions with artists; for this 8th edition, the artistic leaders of the art festival will be Milovan Farronato and Bangladesh born Runa Islam, who also exhibited at DAS 2014. After this unique and transoceanic shift in February 2018, Volcano Extravaganza will return to its usual location, Stromboli, during the summer.