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Nepal’s largest art festival featuring eight Bangladeshi artists

  • Published at 11:58 pm March 26th, 2017
Nepal’s largest art festival featuring eight Bangladeshi artists
Eight prominent Bangladeshi artists are taking part in the Kathmandu Triennale, Nepal’s largest art festival, which has kicked off on March 24. The Visual Arts Programme of Bengal Foundation is holding an exhibition titled Upheavals as part of the social program of the Kathmandu Triennale 2017. An exhibition exploring contemporary Bangladesh through the eyes of eight artists from the country, Upheavals is running from Sunday to the closing day of the grand event, April 9. Upheavals examines the ambiguous power of change through three generations of artists from Bangladesh and features Dhali Al Mamoon, Shishir Bhattacharjee, Mustafa Zaman, Zihan Karim, Marzia Farhana, Promotesh Das Pulak, Dilara Begum Jolly and Razib Datta. Representing the three generations of artists of the nation, their works include various forms of art including artwork, videoart and sculpture. Works of these artists are circumscribed around contemporary dynamic Bangladesh along with the coherence of the glorious past. Mashfee Binte Shams, the ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal, and Sangeeta Thapa, founder and chair of the Kathmandu Triennale have jointly inaugurated the exhibition on Sunday at Park Gallery, Lalitpur, Nepal. The exhibition will remain open from 10am to 7pm everyday during the festival. 17498855_126 “Lal Saheber Chair” by Dhali Al Mamoon captures the history of the feudal regime while Dilara Begum’s work represents the tale of the Bangladeshi women who fought for their soil in the Liberation War. The power and wit of the Bengali language are celebrated in the site-specific intervention of Razib Datta. The mural drawings portray the fictional character Ramij in a series of absurd situations. when Shishir Bhattercharjee sketches the history of the post-war politics of the country. Mustafa Zaman’s “The Gatekeeper of Pre-history” criticises the linearised explanation of the history. Promotesh Das’ sculpture lifts up the dialectics of life and Zihan Karim’s videoart questions the urbanisation and economic development. The Kathmandu Triennale is the latest iteration of the pioneering Kathmandu International Art Festival (KIAF), a premier international platform for global contemporary arts. Like the precursory festivals of 2009 and 2012, the Triennale is thematically engaged with particular social issues and seeks to advance a nuanced approach that encapsulates the pedagogical potential of visual arts. The festival features works by 70 artists from 26 countries, which are being exhibited concurrently in eight venues around the Valley, over the course of 17 days. This edition of the mega event has been themed “My City, My Studio/My City, My Life.”
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