Nepal Show 2017 set to kick off in Texas
KATHMANDU - StoryCycle in association with Fort Worth Community Arts Center (http://www.fwcac.com) and Crafted in Kathmandu is going to organize “Nepal Show 2017”, a three-week exhibition of art, craft and multimedia.
Chairman of Rotary Foundation Paul Lucas will inaugurate the show on April 07, Friday at Forth Worth Community Arts Center, Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX.
Curator of the show, Saurav Dhakal, said, “We are trying to promote storytelling using arts, crafts, and multimedia and this is the first experiment for us to showcase such multiple approaches for storytelling. This show will help to promote artists and also promote Nepal’s positive image in the world.”
Nepal is a country with a rich tradition of crafts, both secular and religious. Men and women create these crafts like their forefathers have done for centuries. They continue to exhibit a high level of skill passed on from one generation to another. They still use primitive tools and work in very rudimentary settings, yet the results are exquisite. Little is known of these people and the workshops and studios where they create these arts and crafts.
Nepal is undergoing significant development in social, economic and environmental fields and as a result, these crafts are at risk of dying out. Young people who are instrumental in bringing about these changes aspire to the values of the developed nations and they no longer want to follow in the footsteps of their forefathers as crafts practitioners. For this reason, the time to record the life and work of this unique group of people is running out. It is thus important to raise awareness about the work of these people and record it on time.
The exhibition project will be on show in the United States from April 07 - April 26, 2017. We will present the life and work of these people through photographs, written documentation, videos and physical objects. The presentation will provide a holistic view of the fine arts and crafts as they are at this point.