Title: Tales of Muted Spirits-Dispersed Threads-Twisted Shangri-La
Commissioner: Chancellor Kancha Kumar Karmacharya (Nepal Academy of Fine Arts), Sangeeta Thapa (Founder Director Siddhartha Arts Foundation)
Curators: Hit Man Gurung, Sheelasha Raj Bhandari
Exhibitors: Ang Tsherin Sherpa (also known as) Tsherin Sherpa
Tsherin Sherpa collaborates with artists from the Himalayas to both capture and problematize contradictory conceptualizations of the region–often seen through a reductive and fetishized “Shangri-La” gaze. This body of work incorporates accounts encoded in oral cultures, woven languages, quotidian rituals to implicate an intersectional and intertwined past. Drawing upon materials from a shared Himalayan history–nature spirits, nomadism, polysemic imagery–these compositions explore how such vocabularies have been adopted, muted, reappropriated, digested, and regurgitated; consequently transcending their respective valuations within Bön, Buddhist, Hindu, Western and Capitalist worlds.
Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Castello 994, Castello, 994