A total of 500 artists from 44 countries are expected to participate in the fair
The nine-day long 5th Dhaka Art Summit will begin at the National Art Gallery of the Shilpakala Academy on Friday (February 7).
A total of 500 artists from 44 countries are expected to participate in the fair, a press release said.
About three hundred local artists, critics and art lovers will participate in the summit.
State Minister for Culture KM Khalid will inaugurate the Summit.
Co-founder of the Samadani Art Foundation Rajib Samdani and Nadia Samdani highlighted the details of the summit at a press conference today.
The summit will showcase special exhibition of rare photographs of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of Mujib Year.
The summit will also showcase solo art exhibition, public art project, curated exhibition, seminar, symposium, solo and group lectures, experimental film exhibitions, live art performances, puppet shows, and print-making workshops.
There will be a series of exhibition about artistic documentaries.
Dhaka Art Summit is called the biggest exhibition of South Asian art works exhibitions and paintings. The Summit Art Foundation has been organising the International Summit successfully since 2012 to provide a rare opportunity to see art works of the artists from all over the world under one roof.
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak will be present as the special guest. Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General of Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka Art Summit Organising Committee Chairman Farooq Sobhan and Nadia Samdani, Director of the Samdani Art Foundation will be present among others.
The exhibition is open for all from 10am to 8pm.
All information on the exhibition can also be found at www.dhakaartsummit.org.