Ceramic exhibit at Siddhartha Gallery: Gopal Kalapremi

Siddhartha Art Gallery is presently showing a collection of sculptures of veteran ceramic artist Gopal ‘Kalapremi’ Shrestha, and Georgian sculptor Gigisha Pachkoria. The sculptures were created during a one-month long ceramic workshop organised by the Siddhartha Arts...

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Himalayan Art Festival 2017: Looking back at a great event

  Himalayan Art Festival took place at Nepal Arts Council in Kathmandu from 7 to 11 September, 2017. It was celebrated to commemorate the sixth anniversary of E-Arts Nepal and featured art works by 50 veteran and contemporary artists. Please also find at the...

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The saddest post ever: RIP Dina Bangdel

Exactly one week ago today we got the devastating news that Dina Bangdel, beloved friend, mentor, erudite scholar, renowned art historian and curator died after complications of a standard sinus operation, and not in Nepal but in a U.S. hospital in Richmond, Virginia....

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Cool place: Chandragiri Hills Cable Car

Want to get away from the city for a few hours? The new cable car on the valley rim at Thangkot is quite an experience: rise above the city in a western-standard cable and reach the fresh air at 2540m above sea level! Enjoy the vistas, the verdant green, the temple,...

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Cool place: BABER MAHAL REVISITED complex

Another cool place I like to retreat to when the Kathmandu city noise gets to be just a bit too much is BABER MAHAL REVISITED. It's rather high-end ambiente, but oh so neat and clean, and a really fine place to recharge and relax. (You don't have to shop or even eat...

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Cool place: JAVANA SILVER JEWELLERY

On my last day in Kathmandu a few weeks ago I stumbled across JAVANA WORKSHOP in Bakhundol, after a long goodbye-lunch with dear friends and with no more money in my pocket (how very unfortunate!) to splurge on the absolutely lovely silver jewellery, so tastefully...

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KT2017: The exhibit at Taragaon Museum

A gem of a museum as the last of the major venues of the Triennale, only to be reached after an almost insufferable drive across town, on the extended grounds of the Hyatt Hotel and very near to Bouddhanath Stupa. (Please refer to my older architectural post here: The...

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KT2017: The exhibit at Patan Museum

At Patan Museum there is a smaller number of Nepali artists in an overall exquisite exhibit. Works can be found in the left wing (upon entering) on several floors, as well as in the garden behind the museum. Upon entering an intriguing international work (by Cuban...

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KT2017: the exhibit at Nepal Art Council

Simply fabulous! Having watched and promoted the contemporary art of Nepal for over a decade now, I am stunned to see the enormous strides this art and its artists have made under the wonderful curation of  Philippe Van Cauteren and the excellent management of...

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Pan-South Asian exhibit with Nepali artists in Kolkata

"Things Lost/Remembering the Future" is a pan-South Asian exhibition at GANGES ART gallery in Kolkata that explores the ideas of loss, being and regeneration through the lens of personal and public memory. The exhibition is the first of a series that hopes to open up...

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LaLit Interview with Philippe Van Cauteren on KT2017

Repost of a very fine interview published today, March 20th 2017, in literary magazine LaLit. Learn much about the planning and total process of creating KATHMANDU TRIENNALE 2017 in this highly intelligent conversation with Belgian curator Philippe Van Cauteren....

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KATHMANDU TRIENNALE 2017: introducing Ashmina Ranjit

Please enjoy the KT 2017*** video presenting one of the participating artists, Ashmina Ranjit, and her work:   Artist Statement My art is rooted in my need to revisit Asian Traditional Culture from a woman’s perspective. Community, its essence and its power are...

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KTM TRIENNALE 2017: introducing Sujan Chitrakar

Please enjoy the KT 2017*** video presenting one of the participating artists, Sujan Chritrakar, and his work: Biography Sujan Chitrakar (b. 1974) is a Kathmandu based visual artist. He is an assistant professor and the Head of Center for Art and Design at Kathmandu...

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KTM TRIENNALE 2017: presenting Jupiter Pradhan

Please enjoy the KT 2017*** video presenting one of the participating artists, Jupiter Pradhan, and his work: Artist's Statement “Art has a great amount of gravity, which is constantly satisfying. Art and its utility is slowly growing into an absolute understanding of...

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Aditya Aryal: opening at TINGS LOUNGE HOTEL

Friday, 10th March 2017 is the opening of the long-awaited next exhibition at my very favourite hotel in KTM. My friends Thomas & Anette TIngstrup are back in town and, together with their great team, busy with the preparations of "Bardo by Aditya Aryal". 5 years...

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KTM TRIENNALE 2017: presenting Manish Lal Shrestha

Please enjoy the KT 2017*** video presenting one of the participating artists, Manish Lal Shrestha, and his work:   Manish  is a multidimensional visual artist, who has had 13 solo exhibitions, several workshops and residencies internationally in Switzerland,...

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KTM TRIENNALE 2017: presenting Bidhata KC

Please enjoy the KT 2017*** video presenting one of the participating artists, Bidhata KC, and her work:   Bidhata KC received her MFA from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. She has taken part in various group exhibitions and projects in Nepal and internationally. KC...

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