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BAC gearing for ‘Panorama 60’s: Pioneers of Nepali Modernism’
Bikalpa Arts Center (BAC) is all set for the art exhibition ‘Panorama 60’s: Pioneers of Nepali Modernism.’ According to the press statement released by BAC, the exhibition is a panoramic showcase of the post-1960s Nepali art. The exhibition is scheduled to feature the work of eight modernist art pioneers, including Manuj Babu Mishra, Shashi Bikram Shah, Batsa Gopal Vaidya, Krishna Manandhar, Ramananda Joshi, Indra Pradhan, Gehendra Man Amatya, and Shashi Kala Tiwari.
It added that the 1960s were the turning point for modernism in Nepal, with modernist trends, embodying ideas of artistic experimentation and innovation, being introduced from Europe. However, while European modernism was an anti-establishment movement, modern art in Nepal was embraced by the art establishment. Furthermore, Nepali modernism developed a profound preoccupation with emotional expression. Due to these significant ideological differences, the two movements — while having many aesthetic similarities — are conceptually opposed.
The ‘Panorama 60’s’ exhibition opens at 5 pm on Friday and continues till August 16.