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How did the Dhaka Art Summit begin?
It all began when young collector couple, Rajeeb and Nadia Samdani, saw a global interest in South Asian art, but noticed that the focus was on art from India and Pakistan. They wanted to help put Bangladesh on the map, and decided to put this festival together for people to come to Bangladesh and see the best of its art. They even sponsored curators from global institutions to travel to Bangladesh for research, which is something we are continuing to do as part of the Samdani Art Foundation