ArtReview Asia

Now in its third edition, which took place over a packed weekend this past February, the biennial Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) operates according to an unusual structure. Part biennale, part conference, part art fair, part research report, part collection of museumstyle exhibitions, part awards ceremony and yet at the same time not exactly any of those things, it took place in the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, the state-sponsored national academy of fine and performing arts, which for the four days of DAS’s occupation was transformed into something of a South Asian tower of art power.