Stories By 'Sophia Pande'
Visiting China for the first time a few months ago was a revelation.
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If going to the Durbar Squares gives you a chill, think about the multitude of monuments such as Ashoka Stupa that are lying in disrepair and may never be restored
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It is not easy to write about art; especially when the vocabulary of translating visual images into words itself can be so difficult. Recently I finished re-reading Sarah Thornton’s excellent Seven Days in the Art World
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A few months ago, during the Photo Kathmandu Festival, I was given an opportunity by the organisers to facilitate a conversation with Isabelle Darrigrand, a French collector and remarkably thoughtful individual who began collecting 15 years ago, and whose collection now numbers between five to six hundred photographs.
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Curating a joint exhibition is tricky. One has to take in and compare the works of two usually very different artists and try to find complements, parallels, overlaps, or blatantly underscore contrasts.
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In 2013, the young, protean, conceptually sophisticated artist Hit Man Gurung started work on a piece titled Kumai Went to Arab, which was the beginning of a powerful, emotionally hard-hitting series of paintings, installations, and collages that is titled I Have to Feed Myself, My Family and My Country.
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