The first three days of March will feature programs at the venues, which have been chosen for their historical and cultural significance. Exhibitions will take place at the Patan Museum, the Bahadur Shah Baithak, Nepal Art Council, Taragaon Museum and Siddhartha Art Gallery.
“We will try to go live on social media so that more people can join,” she adds, “but we do want to maintain the physical exhibition. There will nonetheless also be a 3D documentation of the exhibitions.”
Kathmandu Triennale 2077 promises to foster a healthy art ecology based on the exchange of knowledge through an expansive exhibition combined with a strong educational outreach program. It is a non-commercial, non-profit exhibition which is free of charge and open to all.
The Triennale is presented by Siddhartha Arts Foundation and Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, and supported by its partner institution Para Site in Hong Kong, where the precursory exhibition Garden of Six Seasons was presented in 2020.
The Kathmandu Triennale 2077 is also taking place at a time when Nepal is preparing to inaugurate its pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in April. Co-incidentally, after the Triennale is over, a selection of works will travel to Savvy Contemporary in Berlin in June.
“We had planned to make a travel exhibition before the pandemic, partnering with institutions all over the world,” Gurung recalls. “It is very lucky and encouraging that Berlin is happening now.”
Kathmandu Triennale 2077
11 February-31 March