DHAKA ART SUMMIT
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 25th April, 2015, 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the central part of Nepal, nearly 9000 people died, more than 22,000 got injured and hundreds of thousands got displaced.The standard narrative regarding artistic practices in post-disaster economies 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, displayed in seventeen private and public venues in September 2015, had a consoling effect on the local communities, participants, audiences and participants themselves; the project managed to activate 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.It also requestioned how community-based art can challenge artists to reassess their roles.
At DAS 2020 Artree is presenting Mekh Limbu's "Still shots from Chal-Ne-Chitra" and Subas Tamang's "Basibiyalo" form Camp.Hub.