August 21-September 4, 2017
Sipapokhare is one of the country’s least developed and most socially marginalized communities it also found itself almost at the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake which had devastating effects for the community.
As artists we wanted to offer support and contribute what we could to the healing process. As opposed to physical rebuilding to which there are so many others better qualified could we use art and the mentality that creates art to rebuild attitudes?
During a month long Residency,18 Nepali and foreign artists lived both in Kathmandu and in the Village with the local Dalit families. They conducted various workshops among different groups including children, adolescents, mothers and teachers, each structured differently with the particular group in mind. This was a process not just about artists helping residents but also about both artists and residents questioning their own preconceptions about the creation of art.
We will be exhibiting artwork by the 18 resident artists and the participants from Sipapokhare at NexUs. The exhibition will coincide with the launch of the book ‘Rebuilding Recaptured’ hand-printed by our Nepali artists which details the project and includes artwork by each individual artist.
Adolescents, Mother’s Group, Teachers & Kids from Sipapokhare
Students from Bungamati
Keshab Raj Khanal. Amrith Sen, Dipti Sherchan
Hemmo Siponen, Shrawan Maharjan, Yajyu Manandhar, Rabin Maharjan, Malashree Suvedi, Kunjan Tamang, Prakash Ranjit, Moona Pennanen, Abhishek Shah. Muna Bhadal, JP Kaljonen, Abu Naser Robi, Rabin Maharjan, Ilsa Lepisto
Curated by: Ashmina Ranjit
LASANAA / NexUs Culture Nepal in collaboration with Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemia Finland (University of
Arts, Helsinki, supported by Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland) initiated Community Art Project /Artists in Residency along with which immersed the18 national and international artists in the life and society of Sipapokhare village in Sindhulpalchowk, Nepal.
Post-quake art exhibit this week – [Kathmandu Post – 22 Aug. 2017]