Italian Contemporary Art Days in Dhaka

Within the 15th Italian Contemporary Art Day
10th – 12th October, 2019

The Embassy of Italy in Dhaka, supported by the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation and Edge, The Foundation, in collaboration with Lightbox Venice, organised the firstItalian Contemporary Art Daysin Dhaka, from 10th till 12th of October, 2019.

As part of the programme of the 15th Italian Contemporary Art Day, this is the very first time in which this prominent celebration involved also Bangladesh, bringing together Italian and Bangladeshi artists.

Titled “The Scent of Time”and hosted at Edge, The Foundationfrom 10th to 12th of October, the exhibition featured for the first time in Dhaka four Italian artists, David Dalla Venezia, Cosima Montavoci, Andrea Morucchio, Chiara Tubia, and the curator Caterina Corni, with the Bangladeshi artists, Dilara Begum Jolly, Dhali Al Mamoon, Kamruzzaman Shadhin, Noor Ahmed Gelal.

Among the highlights of the programme, also the intervention around contemporary art by the prominent art critic and historian Abul Monsur, an art workshop by artist David Dalla Venezia at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Dhaka, artist Cosima Montavoci’s studio visit, and an off-site intervention by artist Chiara Tubia. 

The featured artists already met and worked together in Venice on the occasion of the first Majhi International Art Residency Programme, promoted by Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation, in collaboration with Lightbox, from the 20th July to the 3rd of August 2019.

The 15th Italian Contemporary Art Day is organised yearly by the Association of the Italian Museums of Contemporary Art-AMACI, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism to introduce the general public to contemporary art.


Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation (DBF)



Photo credits

“The Scent of Time”, Edge, The Foundation, Dhaka, 10th-12th October, 2019 

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