'DHAKA ART SUMMIT 2020: SEISMIC MOVEMENTS'
FEB 7-15, 2020 SHILPAKALA ACADEMY, DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Camp. Hub 2015
Medium: Mixed-Media Installation (Photographs, Videos, Falcha)
Artree Nepal is the part of The Collective Body Section at Dhaka Art Summit 2020 “Seismic Movements” co-curated by Diana Campbell and Kathryn Weir. This project is kindly supported by Contemporary Art of Nepal Foundation.
On April 25, 2015, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, followed by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake on May 12. Nearly 9,000 people were killed, more than 22,000 were injured, and 3.5 million were left homeless. The standard narrative around artistic practices in post-disaster settings is one of disadvantage and struggle but “12 Baisakh’s Camp.Hub” project initiated by Artree Nepal reimagined the communal spaces of Thulo Byasi as outlets for creative expression and sharing.
Over one hundred artists, researchers, and community members presented their works in seventeen private and public venues during September 2015. This facilitated conversations and moments of healing for local communities, participants, and audiences; the project managed to catalyze a slow ‘re-fabrication’ of the daily socio-cultural interactions that had been disrupted by the earthquake. A dozen site-specific and collaborative works showcased stories of people and community, their pain, but most importantly their resistance and resilience. It also interrogated how community-based art can challenge artists to reassess their roles during times of crises.
At DAS 2020 ArTree presented Mekh Limbu's "Still shots from Chal-Ne-Chitra" and Subas Tamang's "Basibiyalo".