Nepal News Letter

Nepal Newsletter

30 September 2016

Hitman Gurung, From the series I Have to Feed Myself, My Family, My Country

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The Nepal Newsletter tracks the thematic, scope, not only through traction generated in social media, but a visual arts practice within photography, investigating a conceptual space which uses the medium as a tool to explore history, autobiography and subjectivity. The visual artists featured in this newsletter use installation and mixed media to make potent statements on society through an intermedia practice – hardships faced by migrant labour; awareness for the differently abled; gender inequality as well as environmental concerns.

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EDITORIAL

Visual Activism: Voices from Nepal

Nandita Jaishankar

In April 2016, PIX published a special edition on photography from Nepal. Our call for submissions came in the wake of the devastating earthquake of 2015, which was followed soon after by border agitations and blockades that led to massive economic and humanitarian crises, as well as amendments...

Reviving Taragaon as a Centre for the Arts

Roshan Mishra

Taragaon Museum is one of the first modernist structures in Nepal but it also has a contemporary appeal. Designed by the Austrian architect Carl Pruscha in 1970, a group of women operated it as a hostel for foreigners in the subsequent years. Nepal during the 1970s and 80s was a haven for hippies...

(De)constructing the Gaze: The Nepali Photographic Scene in 2016

In October 2012, an exhibition entitled Népal Intime was exhibited at the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris. The first of its kind to go abroad, it featured works by young Nepali photographers, including Prasiit Sthapit and Nayan Tara Gurung Kakshapati, as well as the collective...

FEATURES

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I Have to Feed Myself, My Family, My Country

Hitman Gurung

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Waste is Beautiful

Manish Paudel

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Cities are Invaded

Anil Shahi and Shushank Kalapremi Shrestha

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Marriage Taboos

Sheelasha Rajbhandari

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In Visible

Rohan Thapa

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Inside

Sudeep Balla

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