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Diana Campbell Betancourt

Most people associate Bangladesh with poverty and ecological and industrial disasters. Diana Campbell Betancourt will open up a different view of this country. While focusing primarily on contemporary art, her talk will trace the development of artist-lead institutions in Bangladesh from the late 1970s until today. 

(Ayesha Sultana, A Space Between Things, 2015/16, Courtesy Ayesha Sultana, Dhaka Art Summit, Samdani Art Foundation and Experimenter Kolkata (IN), photo: Jenni Carter)

The oldest still-existing biennial in Asia is for instance in Bangladesh (the Asian Art Biennial, founded in 1981), as well as one of the oldest photography festivals in Asia (the Chobi Mela, founded in 1999).
In her lecture, Diana Campbell Betancourt will speak about these institutions, which were built from the ground up and the practices they have been using to draw international visitors to Bangladesh. For example to the bi-annual Dhaka Art Summit

Check out her lecture from last year's conference Global Academy.

Her lecture will take place on 9. August at 7 p.m. at Galerie 5020, Salzburg. 

11/07/17 11:47 Summer Academy 2016

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