Curated by Devika Singh
Curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt
Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh
2 February - 10 February 2018
Seher Shah will participate at two exhibitions in Dhaka Art Summit (DAS), Planetary Planning, curated by Devika Singh and in Bearing Points with collaboration with Randhir Singh, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt.
"The exhibition explores how, from the 1960s onwards, artists have challenged fixed identities and their inherent hierarchies. The language of design and architecture has played a key role in this process. Several of the exhibited artists conceive of architecture both as a bearer of place and as a language holding the possibility of worldly affiliations, while others have chosen drawing, as well as other media, to express similar concerns. Reflecting on trade connections, aesthetic networks and travel, the lines of transfer drawn in the exhibition consider the historical junctures, and disjunctures, of South Asia. It looks back at key international as well as cross-regional exchanges, for example between Bangladesh and Japan, from the 1960s until now."
"The Solo Projects section of the Dhaka Art Summit will be replaced with Bearing Points. This new initiative will comprise large-scale thematic presentations from artists and architects, orienting the viewer towards lesser explored transcultural histories of the region, curated by DAS Chief Curator Diana Campbell Betancourt, and weaving together strands of thought from the nine other guest curated exhibitions in the Summit.
The first Bearing Point considers the role of exile in shaping regional identity, taking inspiration from South Asian poets such as Agha Shahid Ali and the Migrant Bengali Poets society in Singapore."