The Samdanis host a dinner at the Venice Biennale
The evening put the spotlight on art from the subcontinent
In case you missed it, the Venice Biennale is currently underway. Rajeeb and Nadia Samdani, of the Samdani Art Foundation, hosted a dinner at the St. Regis to celebrate Raqs Media Collective and Naeem Mohaiemen, whose is ice work the Foundation supported in the international pavilion of the Venice Biennale. They also Celebrated the launch of the Dhaka Art Summit, and Announced the program for 2016.
Many IMPORTANT figures from the art sphere made it two support the initiative. The likes of Chris Dercon from the Tate Modern and Beatrix Ruf who’s the director of the Stedelijk Museum. Kiran Nadar of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, and Prateek and Priyanka Raja from experimenter Gallery India. Adam Szymczyk curator of Documenta 14, gallerist Jerome Poggi, Caroline Bourgeois Curator with the Pinault Foundation, and Eric Shiner, Director of the Andy Warhol Museum, and Asia Art Archive’s Hammad Nasar – They all joined Samdani Art Foundation’s Artistic Director Diana Campbell Betancourt and Founders Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani in celebrating the artists.
Curators from the previous editions of the Biennale were there too. Bice Curren, WHO curated the Venice Biennale in 2011; Rosa Martinez, WHO curated the Venice Biennale in 2005; Massimiliano gioni, WHO curated the Venice Biennale in 2013. But most importantly, you had two applauds the way it put the spotlight on art from the subcontinent.