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Diana Campbell Betancourt

Looking back to think forward
12 August 2018 / 11.15 am CEST

Dhaka Art Summit 2018 with Shahid Sajjad’s
Bearing Points, Dhaka Art Summit 2018 with Shahid Sajjad’s Hostage II and Hostage IV (1992/93), exhibition view
Courtesy of the Dhaka Art Summit and Samdani Art Foundation
Photo: Pablo Bartholomew

Dhaka Art Summit exists as a research platform to deepen research into the art history of South Asia and its connections internationally. Political tensions and lack of infrastructure have rendered certain histories, such as that of East Pakistan, difficult to access and this talk will look at how DAS has shifted to include scholarly endeavors to fill historical knowledge gaps.

See her lecture on our YouTube channel here.
Diana Campbell Betancourt is an American art historian and curator. She is the Artistic Director of Dhaka-based Samdani Art Foundation and Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh. Formerly based in Mumbai (IN) for six years, she facilitated interregional South Asian dialogue through her exhibitions and public programmes.