Building on Nepal’s rich art history

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 12, 2017-The 17th edition of the monthly art forum Kala ka Kura saw senior artist Govinda Lal Singh Dangol engage in conversation with journalist and artist Devendra Thumkeli. The event coincided with artist Dangol’s solo exhibition currently ongoing at the Park Gallery.

At the event, which took place at the gallery, Dangol said that for Nepali arts to flourish there needs to be an organised effort with a broader vision.

The conversation between the two artists revolved around Dangol’s career in arts, his contribution to Nepal’s education sector and the various mediums of expression.

Dangol, after completing his fine arts degree from JJ College of Arts in Mumbai, returned to Nepal and has spent a long career in academia—along the way, he held the chair at Lalikala Campus, twice, where he taught for close to four decades.

“Arts in Nepal is still not taken as a serious subject of scholarship,” the artist said, “The state of arts depends upon the state of art study in the country... As one can see, Nepali artists of late have been influenced by western arts, which has its own plus points, but we should also build upon the rich legacy of our own art history.”

Dangol’s exhibition on display at the Gallery, Divine Fervour and His Abstract, will run until October 15.

Published: 12-09-2017 08:36

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