Editorial

Issue Of April

Apr 21, 2017 |

Editorial
A handsome book on Nepali Painting was unveiled, from the Nepali renowned author Madan Chtrakar, by eminent Nepali literati Sri Satya Mohan Joshi at the premises of Patan Museum. Because of it's many amazing features, the Nepali paintings has remained unique throughout the long history of mankind. Now that we can have more information on the ever popular subject from a Nepali who is actively backing and promoting for the rightful significance in present context, we can't settle for less.

Kathmandu Triennale began on March 24, 2017 as Nepal's premier international platform for global contemporary arts. The event is thematically engaged with particular social issues and seeks to advance a nuanced approach that encapsulates the pedagogical potential of visual arts. In the latest iteration Kathmandu Triennale art showcase of Atelier for Artist was inaugurated at Newa chen art Gallery. With the objective of supporting and promoting local arts and local artists,the process lead to an apprenticeship program where 10 professional woodcarvers from Bungamati were selected to follow a short course under Guru laximan tuladhar maharjan aiming for the long term goal to establish a woodcarving school at. Taragaon Museum The Museum, which is also a venue partner of the festival, displays 17 artists including six Nepali artists, who were given their own space by the curator.

Talking about Nepalese initiation again, EArts Nepal is organizing first Himalayan Art Camp in Pokhara in coming month. The camp will involve artists arriving from more than half a dozen Asian countries to experience the bonding and sharing with the local art community

The role of international community is also expressing it's love and commitment as the team of national and international experts, including the Durham University and University of Sterling partnering with the Department of Archeology under the guidance of UNESCO, are mobilized to undertake the post disaster archeological surveys and rescue excavation. The assessments have provided new evidence for the origins and development of Bhaktapur and the Vatsala temple providing the guidance for the future protection of vulnerable subsurface heritage of Nepal. Using the state-of–the-art technology like Ground Penetrating Radar Survey, the team could 'see' never before theories and evidences as we lacked proper documentation and thus proofs of built up structures from earlier periods.

The ancient cities of the Kathmandu Valley are cities of art with exquisite examples in wood and metal on display in public buildings and spaces. For a settlement like Bungamati, which is well known in the valley for two things – firstly as one of the two homes of the highly revered deity Rato Machindranath, and secondly as home of some of the best woodcarvers in the country. Group of artists for the Netherlands came together and donated the proceeds from the auction of their artwork to support a sustainable program in Nepal focused towards Nepali art and heritage.

Since the ever crunching space for greenery is becoming more realized, hotel NASA, in Hyderabad, India, was designed with framed terrace gardens form the core of the concept, around which the whole design is conceived and detailed breaking away from the regular concrete buildings. A well though design incorporating the material sourced from local sites, utilizing the solar power and energy efficient machineries has helped to lower the carbon foot print – an absolute necessity in cities like Kathmandu as well. We always hope for the better – that the technology will be seen soon in Nepal.

Wish you to welcome New Year 2074 with warmth and sincere feelings. Advance New Year congratulations.

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Ashesh Rajbansh / CEO

 


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