[artinfo] Kathmandu Triennale 2017

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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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