I thought it was a joke when I got a call this morning about my photo being on the front page of Kantipur daily. I headed out early in the morning to attend a friend’s wedding and wasn’t able to see the paper until mid-afternoon. hahahaahahahaha…and there was I for real!!! on the top left corner of the front page with my arms all folded up. (so artistic…) hahahahaha…oh my goodness!
Anyways, forget the picture. I loved what the writer had to say about the exhibition. It is a well-written analysis and she gives interesting perspectives of her own – which I love even more.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit our exhibition, it’s going to be up on show at the Park Gallery till May 12, 2013. We are also having a presentation on Tuesday, May 7 at 4 pm in the gallery itself. Please join us if you can.
Here’s the kantipur article. Thank you very much, Madhu Shahi.
I’m nervous and excited! I’ve been that way for days now, actually.
Anyways, thank you Nischal for writing about our exhibition in the Kathmandu Post today. Read his interview and take on UKUS MUKUS here.
Palistha and I began planning on our exhibition some months back but we decided on the title only two weeks ago. We sat down and made a list of possible titles, most of which were not making sense at all. We came up with complicated phrases and big vague words…hahaha…I won’t give examples. And for some reason, I was stuck on re-sth, re-sth…because I was looking at this Reebok shoes ko hoarding board which was right outside the window. hahaha.
Anyways, Palistha suddenly said, “Ukus Mukus!” And that was how the title of our joint exhibition came to be. How can I translate that into English…’Ukus Mukus’ is a Nepali expression for something uneasy, awkward, claustrophobic, suffocating, confusion…An expression that describes Kathmandu to us.
I won’t give you too much details (there’s a short description in the poster) about it but I’ll tell you this much that a lot of my works in exhibition are related to this blog. But it also shares a different side of me, as a person and as an artist. You won’t find Harke or Jebra in it…at least, not for now.
So here’s the poster and my official invitation to all fellow bloggers and readers. Please do come by, anytime from April 28 – May 12, 2013 at the Park Gallery in Pulchowk. The opening is at 4 pm, on the 28th of April. I will try to be at the gallery during the entire length of the exhibition (other than the day when I have to go to a friend’s wedding :-P). If you want directions please call the number in the poster. Also join our event on Facebook and share it with your friends and family and anyone else.
We’re very thankful to Park Gallery for giving us the perfect venue and to Sixwasnine Design for the awesome poster/invite. Thank you so so so very much.
Kripaya yesai poster ra e-invitation lai nai mero formal nimantrana bhanera sweekari dinu hola! :-)
I am a bit discouraged by a lot of things today. blah this…blah that…blah so on and on…but the day seems to be getting better…just saw the number of ‘likes’ on a new drawing/illustration made for Nepal Travels. That makes me happy. :-)
Here’s a screenshot of the drawing:…