It took the Dhaka Art Summit three editions to reach its international scale and reputation. The remarkable growth and success of the event coincides with the rapid rise of the region’s economic power. As the art world is forever in the hunt for emerging art scenes, curators are competing to be the first to champion the next Picasso from Asia, while collectors and galleries are expanding their vision beyond the geographical boundaries to gain their first grasp on the region. The South Asian art scene itself, which is characterised by innovation with a strong root in the traditional cultures, is also showing its willingness to participate in a global discourse around the fast-evolving art world.
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