This year Dhaka becomes a vibrant hub for contemporary art once again. The second edition of the Dhaka Art Summit (from February 7-9) will focus on the South Asian region, hosting thirty-three local and international galleries, each one exclusively showing works by South Asian artists. DAS is a major non-profit platform for art, whose main gist is its program consisting of five exhibitions curated by local and international curators; fourteen solo art projects by, among others, Rana Begum, Shilpa Gupta, Runa Islam and Jitish Kallat; a city-wide public art project by Raqs Media Collective; special talks; and screenings of experimental films and performances. DAS was conceived by the Samdani Art Foundation to support museum-quality exhibits in Bangladesh, the development of South Asian art and international artistic exchange. Indeed, this year’s edition focuses on exchange: institutional, personal and local. This is manifested, for example, in the project Meanwhile Elsewhere by the Raqs Media Collective. In this public art project, 160 road signs and billboards across the capital of Bangladesh will show faces of clocks inscribed with words in the Bengali language. The words and phrases relate to each other, contradict each other and form an extensive urban poem that can be read countless ways, thus confronting us with our perception of time and duration.