KATHMANDU, MAR 03 -
A Decade in Art, a solo painting exhibition by Bidhata KC was inaugurated at the Sarwanam Art Gallery in Kalikasthan on March 1. The inaugural function began with the artist talking about her artistic journey over the years, and the exhibition itself hopes to represent her 10-year-long career as an artist. Managed by ARTNepal and curated by artist Jupiter Pradhan, the exhibition will continue at the Sarwanam Gallery till March 28.
When I asked the young promising painter Bidhata KC, “Why do you paint?” it was no more than a fleeting attempt at a routine question for me. The answer, less impetuous, filled me with deepening sensitivity compelling me to look beyond the apparent colours and forms on her canvas. “I paint to express, explore and understand myself, my identity and to make sense of my own feelings and desires.” It is thus no surprise that art critics have nothing but accolades for her work. “One gradually does not expect such philosophical musing from younger people….
By KANCHAN G BURATHOKI
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: It’s hardly unbelievable that Matteo Efrem Rossi, a gallery curator from Italy, discovered Nepali contemporary artist Bidhata KC through Facebook, the ubiquitous networking website. Matteo was on a quest to find an artist from Nepal for a solo exhibition commissioned to him by Blauer Hase, an art collective based in Venice.
By Nandita Rana
Surprises are mostly exciting, especially when ‘pleasant ’. Patan is one of those places where stumbling upon little surprises is more than normal. What previously was a horse stable for one of the high Ranas is now an eventful courtyard, popular as the Yala Maya Kendra. Located right beside Patan Dhoka, literally Patan Gate, the
place itself is a mixed bag of the unexpected.
By CK LAL
It’s a balmy afternoon of the “Right to Know” day. Bidhata has just come out of the school where she teaches art to middle-school children. She’s also a tutor at a high school where only those students who are keen about fine arts take up the subject. She believes that courses in her time were much simpler, and her contemporaries worked harder with whatever they had. The new generation has so much at its disposal and yet is so demanding.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. Freelance artist Bidhata KC’s journey is yet to span a full decade but within this short span of time, her artistic endeavors and the accompanying accolades she has received is remarkable. The visual artist has done her Masters in Fine Arts and belongs to a younger generation of present-day Nepali artists.
SEP 10 - Art is often looked upon as a highly individualised pursuit. Created during periods of quiet repose or intense solitude, it can be viewed as an idiosyncratic expression of the artist’s understanding of the world he lives in.
An equally important perception of art is as a communal activity, one that binds differing components of the community. In this manner art can also be looked upon as a medium that translates and preserves the essence of any particular culture.