Bangladesh

Prizesinterview

'India is an example of fascism unchecked': Jameel Prize-nominated activist Sofia Karim on her samosa packets of solidarity

The London-based artist's Turbine Bagh project shines light on human rights abuses across South Asia

Bangladeshfeature

Concert from Bangladesh: virtual reality music event revives 1971 Beatles charity concert—but without the white saviour complex

British-South Asian artist Shezad Dawood and curator Diana Campbell have collaborated with a group of Bangladeshi creatives to create a virtual stage celebrating the country as it turns 50

Dhakanews

Bangladeshi government officials storm protest performance in Dhaka

Organised by Drik Gallery, the event at Dhaka University aimed to highlight the extrajudicial killing of Bangladeshi civilians by government forces

Online exhibition calls for release of ‘disappeared’ Bangladeshi photographer Shafiqul Islam Kajol

The photojournalist went missing after publishing an investigation into a Dhaka sex-ring. Discovered in a remote prison, he now faces a possible seven years behind bars

South Asian group show brings post-partition politics to Cambridge

Exhibition at Kettle’s Yard brings together 11 artists from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to explore issues of borders and migration

Photo series by formerly imprisoned Bangladeshi artist shortlisted for Prix Pictet

Shahidul Alam, who was arrested by Dhaka police last year, captured life in an orphanage run by a former sex worker

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam granted bail after 102 days in jail—but must still face trial

Court decision comes after a wave of protests from cultural and political figures

Petitions and protests as art world rallies to free imprisoned photographer Shahidul Alam

Kochi Biennale organisers condemn “state-sanctioned violence” while Indian artists pledge to “shame the Bangladeshi authorities”

Arts and human rights organisations denounce arrest of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam

Activist is detained and charged after commenting on student protests in Dhaka

Diana Campbell Betancourt: 'How I put together the Dhaka Art Summit'

Chief curator of biennial south Asian art platform discusses her gruelling schedule, rediscovered art work stores, and how art world friends can help with insurance

Diaryblog

Dispatch from Dhaka: five highlights from the fourth Art Summit

The gathering—dubbed the Davos of the art world—kicks off in Bangladesh

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