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Traces on display at Park Gallery

Traces on display at Park Gallery

- by Republica

'Traces' is a printmaking exhibition that showcases a variety of works created by the students of Batch 2017, Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Department of Art and Design. The intensive printmaking course that led to this exhibition was completed under the mentorship of Kabi Raj Lama, printmaker and a visual artist.

Darshanbir Shakya ‘s Nagarasarvasva Launched

Darshanbir Shakya ‘s Nagarasarvasva Launched

- by Republica

Jagajyoti Malla, King of Bhaktapur once presented his counterpart,  Llitupr’s King, Siddhinarsing malla a scripture. Its name was ‘Nagarasarvasva ’. The scripture is about ‘Kaama Shastra’ (the art of making love).

California show explores Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing

California show explores Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing

- by Associated Press

Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol’s work on display in San Francisco captures the artist’s ability to use paintings, drawings, photographs and other mediums to create buzz-worthy personas the way people do now using social media.

'Trans Studio Project 4.0' on display

'Trans Studio Project 4.0' on display

- by Republica

Bikalpa Art Center, Pulchowk is garnered with the exhibition 'Trans Studio Project 4.0' that kicked off on May 17. The exhibition is the result of a three-week intensive trans disciplinary project, that aims to bring together professionals for a myriad of different disciplines, too, in the spirit of collaboration, use collective wisdom to produce individual works of art.

Homage to mother

Homage to mother

- by Kiran Lama

Famous author Rudyard Kipling once said, “God couldn’t be everywhere and therefore he made mother.”  And visual artist Sandhya Silwal with the similar notion, paid tribute to her mother dedicating her solo exhibition to her mother.

Otaku Jatra: A Junction for Cosplay lover

Otaku Jatra: A Junction for Cosplay lover

- by Kiran Lama

Bhrikutimandap Exhibition hall, on Saturday, turned into a junction for anime, manga, DC, and Marvel fanatics. Attiring in suits of their favorite character including Naruto, Luffy, Deadpool, fan met at the third edition of Otaku Jatra organized by Otaku Club Nepal.

Exhibitions showcasing limitless inspiration for creativity

Exhibitions showcasing limitless inspiration for creativity

- by Sangita Shrestha

Visual artist Kapil Mani Dixit who uses nude human figures as his major motif has got his motivation for the exhibition ‘Nude Carpet’ from an object inside his studio—an old carpet. Muna Bhadel’s exhibition ‘The Missing Souls’, is inspired by her surroundings— Dapcha Bazaar—where she spent most of her childhood. According to Bhadel, she became aware of her environment after reading ‘Karnali Blues’ by Buddhi Sagar.

‘Nepal Art Now’ in  The Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna

‘Nepal Art Now’ in The Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna

- by Sangita Shrestha

Featuring contemporary and modern artworks since the 1950s with the development of the higher education sector in Fine Arts, Nepal has taken a leap in the art sector. A number of galleries established and art exhibitions hosted around the city is its evidence.

Bhaktapur’s Ranipokhari open to the public

Bhaktapur’s Ranipokhari open to the public

- by Renu Twanabasu

The Ranipokhari temple, otherwise closed for the public, was opened on Tuesday. The gates open only twice a year. This year, they were kept open on May 7 (Tuesday) and 9 (Thursday). The temple is open for the visitors on the two days of Dewali (Prayers to the clan Deity). Thursday was the Dewali for Prajapati clan of Bhaktapur.

Barack Obama’s book not expected to be released in 2019

Barack Obama’s book not expected to be released in 2019

- by Associated Press

Former President Barack Obama’s post-White House memoir isn’t expected to be released this year, setting up the likelihood that the highly anticipated book will drop during the 2020 campaign. Publisher Penguin Random House started alerting foreign partners and others about the status of Obama’s book on Tuesday. The former president has been writing the book himself, handwriting a first draft on legal pads, the same technique he used for numerous White House speeches and his first best-seller, 'Dreams from My Father.'

Bhaktapur’s historical heritage sites stand tall

Bhaktapur’s historical heritage sites stand tall

- by Krishna Kisi

The reconstruction and preservation of Bhaktapur’s historical heritage sites is in full swing. So far, refurbishing of temples such as Siddhilakshmi, Gopinath, Harihar, Tribikram, Shanker Narayan and Kedarnath have already finished.

Veteran culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi felicitated

Veteran culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi felicitated

- by Republica

Society of Fine Arts Journalist (SoFAJ) honored veteran culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi for his contribution in research and journalism on Saturday, in an event organized at Nepal Art Council, Baber Mahal. Likewise, three journalists disseminating news on fine arts in different media were also honored.

Photographs of Sindhuli on display

Photographs of Sindhuli on display

- by Republica

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is garnered with photo exhibition ' Tasbirma Sindhuli' (Sindhuli in Photograph) that kicked off on Friday at its premises, Exhibition Road. NTB and Sambridha Sindhuli jointly organized the exhibition that showcases places around Sindhuli, featuring historical Sindhuli Gadhi, natural heritage sites, lifestyle, and culture among others.

7 Perfect Mother’s Day gifts ideas

7 Perfect Mother’s Day gifts ideas

- by Republica

It’s mother’s day on Saturday and you haven’t decided yet what you want to present to your mom. If that’s your case, then don’t worry.

Ashmina’s artwork nominated for ‘The Sovereign Asian Art Prize’

Ashmina’s artwork nominated for ‘The Sovereign Asian Art Prize’

- by Republica

Visual artist Ashmina Ranjit’s artwork ‘Sacredness within and beyond: Multiple Kailash’ has been nominated as one among 30 other international artists for The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, representing Nepal. The winning artist is awarded US$30,000 at an annual sell-out Gala Dinner in Hong Kong. The 29 other works are auctioned, with the artists receiving 50 percent of proceeds and the other 50 percent funding the charitable work of the Foundation.

LA judge rules Spanish museum can keep Nazi-looted painting

LA judge rules Spanish museum can keep Nazi-looted painting

- by Associated Press

A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that a Spanish museum that acquired a priceless, Nazi-looted painting in 1992 is the work’s rightful owner, and not the survivors of the Jewish woman who surrendered it 80 years ago to escape the Holocaust.

Athens painter turns blockbusters into motion picture art

Athens painter turns blockbusters into motion picture art

- by Associated Press

Greek artist Virginia Axioti’s work is seen by thousands of people every week, but none of it is digital. As the designer of hand-painted billboards that hang over the entrance to Athens’ Athinaion cinema advertising the newest film, she can count on a regular audience without having to embrace the internet.

Nepali artists in Indonesia

Nepali artists in Indonesia

- by Republica

Nepali artists- Shyam Sundar Yadav, Bibhushan Tamrakar, Jaya Sharma and Anita Bhattarai are in Indonesia to exhibit their art work at the Bali-based art gallery, Agung Rai Museum of Art.

​Artistic expression of existentialism on display

​Artistic expression of existentialism on display

- by Sangita Shrestha

The exhibition features artists Manish Lal Shrestha, Sushma Shakya, Bidhata KC, Sandhya Silwal, Kapil Dixit and Jupiter Pradhan. In the exhibition, one can witness drawings, prints, installation, painting and video displayed in such a way where each art work gets full attention of the viewers. Though its area is 350 Sq ft, the curator has managed to display huge installations as well.