December 17, 2016 - S.M.A.K. - Kathmandu Triennale 2017: The City, My Studio / The City, My Life
December 17, 2016


Peter Downsbrough, HERE, 2016. Bird's eye view of Kathmandu valley.

Kathmandu Triennale 2017
The City, My Studio / The City, My Life
March 24–April 9, 2017

The Siddhartha Arts Foundation (SAF) at Kathmandu in Nepal announces the inaugural edition of the Kathmandu Triennale, which will open on March 24, 2017. The Kathmandu Triennale builds on the successes of past editions of the Kathmandu International Art Festival in 2009 and 2012, which were on the themes of Status of Women and Earth | Body | Mind respectively.

The 2017 Kathmandu Triennale will be curated by Philippe Van Cauteren, artistic director of S.M.A.K. at Ghent in Belgium. The exhibition My City, My Studio / My City, My Life will host more than 50 artists from about 25 countries.

The theme of the Triennale will be a catalyst for a contemporary reflection on the relationship between art, the city and its heritage and is dedicated to the people who lost their lives in the Great Earthquakes of 2015.

Artists will be invited to create newly commissioned works for the specific contexts of the different exhibition venues spread around the city of Kathmandu. In addition to the exhibition, the Triennale will also host a series of encounters, workshops, masterclasses and outreach programmes. The Indian curator Veerangana Kumari Solanki Jamwal will be responsible for an international colloquium.

The Siddhartha Arts Foundation takes pride in announcing that Francis Alÿs has consented to be the Patron Artist for the inaugural edition of the Kathmandu Triennale.

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The City, My Studio / The City, My Life
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