Artspace's third major co-commission with the Dhaka Art Summit opens
Artspace is delighted to announce we are working with Kudjla/Gangalu artist Daniel Boyd to present our third major co-commission with the Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh, curated by Diana Campbell. Alongside nine days of exhibitions, talks, performances and workshops, the Dhaka Art Summit 2023 (DAS 2023), titled বন্যা/Bonna, will consider the ways in which humans form, inherit and establish vocabularies to understand the world around us, and the mistranslations that can ensue when we try to apply singular terms to unfamiliar contexts.
Daniel Boyd has created a new large-scale, site-specific iteration of Untitled (37°33’51.2”N 126°58’24.4”E), which was presented as part of 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA at the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) in 2021, co-curated by Artspace and SeMA.
Our 2023 co-commission builds on previous DAS presentations with Taloi Havini (Reclamation, 2020), Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran (Idols, 2018), and the Critical Writing Ensemble Sovereign Words, with participants Daniel Browning, Megan Cope, Hannah Donnelly, Kimberley Moulton and Djon Mundine (conceived by the Office of Contemporary Art Norway, curated by Katya García-Antón).
Join the live panel discussion between artists Daniel Boyd, Bhasha Chakrabarti, Hana Miletic, Kamruzzaman Shadhin, and Munem Wasif; moderated by Artspace Deputy Director, Michelle Newton.
While it is apparent that artists are inspired by and depict the current climate emergency in their work, what might be less apparent is how the current state of the environment is impacting how art is produced today. Artists representing a wide geographic scope will discuss their shared challenges as well as adaptive breakthroughs.
View the full programming schedule here
Daniel Boyd's Untitled (24° 10'0.012'' N 90°25'0.011''E) is commissioned and produced by Artspace, Sydney and Samdani Art Foundation for Dhaka Art Summit 2023. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
Sovereign Words was conceived by OCA, and organised in partnership with DAS, Artspace Sydney and the Australia Council for the Arts.