Dhaka Art Summit 2016

Enayetullah Khan
Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Photo: Salahuddin Ahmed


The 3rd Annual Dhaka Art Summit bodes well for art lovers as well as exponents of art in Bangladesh. In coming years, one hopes to see the bi-annual Summit established as a landmark event on the capital’s calendar; forming a distinct association with the onset of the mild and sweetly pleasant winters that we’re used to in the in the Ganges- Brahmaputra delta. It bears noting that this is precisely the type of event that holds the potential to put our often-embattled capital on the map as a culturally rich destination.


The 2016 summit has been built up as an internationally ambitious event. The 4 day event that has been announced suggests these ambitions are on course to be met over the weekend of February 5-8. I am inspired by the innovative thinking that will hopefully turn this summit into an enjoyable event.


While thanking the organizers, I should also commend their efforts and vision they are putting forward. The decision to take on a more international flavour was long overdue, since Bangladesh art is passing through a moment where a spark that has been ignited by artists, curators, connoisseurs, collectors, and patrons; thus transforming itself into a flame.


One of the country’s dynamic trio will showcase their creative works from Gallery Cosmos during the 4-day summit. Internationally acclaimed artists Monirul Islam, Kalidas Karmakar and Nazia Andaleeb Preema will be showcasing their recent works, which is sure to attract visitors from home and abroad. Their art works and projects can be expected to garner some of the highest demand over the course of 4 days.


I encourage you all to attend this summit with an open-minded and accepting agility in body, spirit, and mind.


Enayetullah Khan, Chairman, Gallery Cosmos

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