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Art across cultures

- Ekantipur Report, KATHMANDU
Art across cultures

Feb 23, 2012-

One of the boons of globalisation is that it helps cultures between countries merge, and currently the positive effects can be seen in Nepal, particularly in art and architecture. An exhibition titled Nepal - London Art Exhibition is an example of where artists from across the globe have been showcased side by side. 

The exhibition began at Nepal Art Council on February 21, and was inaugurated by Kiran Manandhar, chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts.Nepal-London Art Exhibition features 33 photos, taken by seven Nepalis and six Britons. and also includes etching and acrylic paintings. 

The works by the Nepali artists depict Nepali lifestyles, cultural heritage sites and various deities. The artists from the UK have presented images in their own style that reflect on Nepali culture and their own personal experiences.

“After their arrival in Nepal we conducted a four- day print art workshop at Tribhuvan University along with Nepali artists, and some of the paintings done by foreigners in the exhibition is the outcome of team work,” explains Govinda Sah Azad, the co-ordinator of the exhibition.  According to Azad this is the third exhibition he conducted in Nepal with international artists.

 Artists Viktorija Osipova, Rachel Sayer, Edita Treigtye, Irina Ferli, Lauren Cole, and Trena Renee Bakundukize, students at the Fine Arts of University of East London were present at the opening of the programme and their works are exhibited alongside Bipana Maharjan, Kishor Nakarmi, Ashu Ram Khaiju, Kancha Kaji Bhasima, Umesh Shah, Suraj Awale, and Mangal K Prajapati who are  students of Fine Art from Lalit Kala.

The exhibition will continue till February 27 and the gallery can be visited between 10am to 5pm.  

Published: 23-02-2012 09:04

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