The Easel

Dhaka Art Summit 2020

Bangladeshi artists joke that, with local philanthropic support scarce, they only see each other when invited to Europe. Dhaka Art Summit is trying to change that. Unlike an art fair, DAS is “entirely non-commercial”, focused on building links across artists of the region. Naturally, the show has a bias toward local artists. Says the curator “The immense amount of local traction is what enables the summit to be what it is.”