Dhaka Art Summit begins
02 Feb 2018, 18:22
The 4th edition of the Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) began at Bangladesh Shilapkala Academy (BSA) on Friday.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was present as the chief guest while Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor and Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu as special guests at the inaugural function arranged by Samdani Art Foundation, reports the UNB.
Chairman of organising committee of Dhaka Art Summit Farooq Sobhan, BSA Director General Liakat Ali Laki, Samdani Art Foundation Co-Founder Rajeeb Samdani and Director Nadia Samdani were also present
The opening performance of ‘A Utopian Stage: Below the Levels Where Differences Appear’ was held from 10:00am to 11:30am at the entrance of festival’s building by Reetu Sattar (Lost Tune) co-commissioned by Samdani Art Foundation and Liverpool Biennial.
The performance with 30 musicians and 30 harmoniums enthralled the visitors and art lovers.
The DAS 2018 will feature both an opening celebration weekend (February 2–4) and a closing Scholars’ Weekend (February 8–10) for the first time with several tiers of new programmes slated for both.