KATHMANDU: The top floor of the Siddhartha Art Gallery, BaberMahal Revisited was packed with curious art enthusiasts on January 27. There were different questions about what was going on at the venue. The crowd was not sure about the happenings till they reached the top floor where visual artist Sujan Chitrakar was in action working on his performance art titled ‘The Marks of our time …”
Chitrakar donning blue jeans and a tee-shirt sat on a straw mat. Then a barberREAD MORE
January 27 saw the unfolding of an intriguing art event at the Siddhartha Art Gallery (SAG) in Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu.
Artist Sujan Chitrakar, who heads the Painting and Design Department at Kathmandu University, presented himself to an open group of participants/viewers as he underwent a performance orchestrated by himself and Pranab Man Singh.
The event started on schedule at 2 PM and right after a few preliminary remarks (including those by SAG curator Sangeeta Thapa), Sujan sat himself down and allowedREAD MORE
KATHMANDU, JAN 28 – On the top floor of the Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babermahal, artist Sujan Chitrakar, surrounded by a group of audience, walks up to a clay vessel filled with water. He dips his head and then sits down on a nearby stool. A man walks up to him and starts to shave his head. This is the start of The Marks of Our Time.
The performance, The Marks of Our Time, was jointly curated by Pranab Man Singh and
The workshop for the photography students were organized by Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Center for Art and Design. Gary Wornell mentored the whole session of the workshop where he made the participants analyze clicking the photography by mobile or a simple device rather that the heavy duty camera.
The workshop ended with the presentation by the students of the photographs taken during the workshop session and discussion on it. The value of interconnection between the text and image were also
Talk Program was held at Kathmandu University School of Arts, Center for Art and Design, Hattiban, Lalitpur by Gary Wornell on January 14, 2015.
Gary Wornell is a Canadian born artist photographer who emigrated to Europe in 1969. In 1976 having obtained a B.A. in Art and Design at Staffordshire University he was awarded a New Craftsman’s Grant from the British Crafts Council. In 1995 he moved to Finland where he established a ceramic studio and gradually moved into graphic design,
24th December, 2014
KU Art+Design invited Dr. Susanne Altmann to talk on her curatorial practices. Born in Dresden she lives and works in her native city as an art historian, free-lance curator and writer. Her current research project on Women Artists from South Asia brought her to Nepal. Her presentation was divided into three sections. Firstly she spoke intensively on her curatorial works based on Feminists artists from East European countries while secondly she presented on the
To strengthen the product design education, research and development and to cultivate co-operation and exchange between the two institutions, KU Art+Design has signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with Association of Craft Producers (ACP) Nepal. Both institutions have agreed upon the collaborations for the mutual benefit to both institutions. The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr Mahesh Banskota, Dean, School of Arts, Kathmandu University and Ms. Meera Bhattarai, Executive Director of ACP.
Association of Crafts Producers ACP is oneREAD MORE
The workshop organized by Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center (KCAC) is being held at Kathmandu University, School of Arts,Center for Art and Design, Lalitpur from 13th August 2014 to 15th August 2014.
The workshop is mentored by Sallyanne Morgan, an Irish Sculptor, living in Malta,working primarily with ferrous cement. Conceptual classical figurative sculpture with engraved text or symbols.She has undertaken commissions for ceramics and provided work for various exhibitions in Ireland [see below], worked as a government sponsored ‘Artist in the Community’READ MORE
KATHMANDU, AUG 06 – Works by 17 graduating Fine Arts students are currently being exhibited in the halls of the Nepal Art Council, Babermahal. The display, which commenced from August 1, showcases the works of studio art and graphic communication students from Kathmandu University School of Art, Centre for Art and Design. The works are outcomes of the integrated project that all students have to undertake in order to complete the four-year bachelor’s programme. The show boasts an eclecticREAD MORE
Blink and you’ll miss it – KU Art+Design’s week-long exhibition at the Nepal Art Council in Babar Mahal is the creative explosion of a generation of graduates from Kathmandu University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts, and unless you’re one of those hapless fools tasked to “draft” our constitution down the road, I’d recommend getting there by Wednesday, when the show closes. BFA Exhibition Project 2014 signifies unfettered creativity as much as the discipline required to complete a four-year degree and sixREAD MORE
KATHMANDU, Aug 3 : The ‘BFA Exhibition Project 2014’ currently being held at Nepal Art Council, Baber Mahal, has some really interesting art works on display. All the creations being showcased are unique both in terms of their concept and presentation. But one particular project that has been catching everyone’s attention is ‘Navarasa’ by Kshitiz Gyawali.
‘Navarasa’ is a brilliant presentation of human expressions in which art meets science in a really creative way. Kshitiz has used nine separate woodenREAD MORE
KATHMANDU, Aug 2: ‘BFA Exhibition Project – 2014’, the annual exhibition where the artistic works of the final year Fine Arts students of Kathmandu University, is currently being held at Nepal Arts Council, Baber Mahal. The artworks of 17 students who have worked really hard for their projects are being appreciated by the visitors.
The exhibition is diverse not only in terms of concepts, but also in terms of the forms of arts. The participating students have given a brilliantREAD MORE
1-6 August, 2014
The BFA Exhibition Project is the culmination of four years of creative experiences galvanized in the integrated projects of students graduating with degrees in Graphic Communication and Studio Art from Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Center for Art and Design (KU Art+Design). The exhibits at the BFA Exhibition Project 2014 are the outcomes of six months of intensive studio-work by our seventeenREAD MORE
Kathmandu 21 July
The exhibition of Paintings by Umesh Shah entitled “Invention in Tradition 2” is going to be held at Park Gallery, Pulchowk from 22nd July at 4:30 pm. The new dimension of artistic venture can be explored in the show. The works represents his enthusiastic venture in the artistic career while taking the theme of Mithila art.
He has done his Bachelor in Fine Arts from Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Center for Art and Design. Since his graduation heREAD MORE
Lalitpur 7th july 2014
Korean artists visited Kathmandu University School of Arts, Center for Art and Design, Hattiban Complex for a talk program.
The Korean artists who are working in a media technology briefly interpret their concept and ideas behind their works. The enthusiastic environment was created with the slide presentation that they showed in the session. Lee Ah-ram, Koh Changsun and Jang Sungjin talked about their works and shared the experiences with the students and other faculty members.
Koh Chang-Sun invites viewersREAD MORE
KATHMANDU, FEB 26 –
February 20 was a big day for this year’s KU Art School graduates, with their BFA Exhibition Project opening at Naxal’s NAFA Gallery, where Bhawana Ghimirey, Karma Chhetu Gurung, Nhooja Ratna Tuladhar, Pramesh Sherchan, Rabindra Kumar Shrestha, Rabin Maharjan, Roshan Sakha, Saran Tandukar, Sudeep Balla, Suresh Maharjan and Shive Prasad Upadhaya present an assortment of explorational expressive work:
Bhawana’s Shakti, a collection of red-themed canvases, comes across as a young girl’s attempts at figuring out and defining
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KATHMANDU: Exploring various forms of graphic communication, the BFA final year students at Kathmandu University School of Arts Center for Art and Design have come forth with a new art exhibition — BFA Exhibition Project 2014 Graphic Communication. It began on February 24 at the Park Gallery, Pulchowk.
Eight BFA IVth Year students with Graphic Communication as their major subject have presented their creative designs on various subjects — product design, graphic novel, promotional materials, magazine and campaigning. Innovative concepts, unique designs,READ MORE
KATHMANDU: Video installation, collaborative effort, installations, paintings and mixed media work are up at the gallery of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) at Naxal creating an artistic ambience similar to an art festival.
The exhibition titled BFA Exhibition project 2014 began on February 20. It is an effort of 12 BFA final year students with Studio Art major, at Kathmandu University, School of Arts Center for Art and Design — Bhawana Ghimirey, Karma Chhetu Gurung, Rabin Maharjan, Suresh Maharjan, Roshan
KATHMANDU, JAN 15 –
Works of art mean what we make of them. We look at a picture—a ‘realistic’ photograph, an ‘expressionistic’ painting, a work of ‘pop art’, as the case may be—and the ways in which the respective works have been grouped inevitably influence our viewing. We certainly do not approach a cubist painting the same way we approach a neo-classical one, and we live in an age where art has long been “anything (the artist) can get away with”.
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KATHMANDU: Something beyond reality is surreal, and the exhibition ‘From Real to Surreal — A Meditative Journey’ started on January 12 at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited with a similar theme that can amaze anyone.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Iranian photographers Somaye Farhan and Soha Ebrahimzandi with 13 art students of Kathmandu University Centre for Art and Design Students — Prajwol Bhattarai, Prabla Bikram Shah, Tsewang Lama, Kiran Maharjan, Niroj Maharjan, among others.
The exhibition displays aREAD MORE