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Recalling quake-hit Sindhuplachok through art

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 3, 2017-

Four months ago, a total of 20 international and local artists had visited the quake-affected village of Sipapokhare in Sindhupalchok as part of a residential art workshop. The works created by the artists during their stay are now on display at the Nexus Culture Centre in Bhakhundole, in Lalitpur. 

The exhibit features photographs, by Abhisek Shah, that capture the daily lives in the aftermath of the quakes, and how the quake victims are getting back on their feet. Likewise, installation art by artists Ashmina Ranjit and Shrawan Maharjan highlight the reconstruction works being carried in the district, while Kunjan Tamang has worked with water and sounds to create his work. Artist and journalist Keshav Raj Khanal has created his work through the medium of digital photo manipulation to showcase the district before and after the quakes. 

Meanwhile, a group of four artists have jointly written a children’s short story book, the proceedings from the sale of which, organisers said, will be used for the rehabilitation of quake-affected children, their education and health. The works in the exhibit are the participating artists’ personal interpretations of the quake-affected Sipapokhare. 

The exhibit is the culmination of the workshop titled Rebuilding Recaptured, which saw a total of 20 artists from countries such as Nepal, Finland, Bangaldesh, India, and the Netherlands. 

The exhibit will run through Septemeber 4. 

Published: 03-09-2017 09:23

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