Jan 18 to Apr 18, 2024
Kathmandu Art Biennale represents the unity, celebration and pride of a diverse and vibrant Nepali. This exhibition hopes to be a celebration of living Nepali artists and display of world class masterpieces.
The Biennale will display over 100 artworks from over 80 artists. Local as well as international visitors will be able to see, experience, learn and discover the exciting art in Nepal, while also engaging in enriching discussions, talks, public art walks and tours.
The “Kathmandu Art Biennale – Spiritual Edition 2024” will be curated by the Museum of Nepali Art.
In addition, MoNA provides a vibrant continuity, by exhibiting the work of newer generations, whose manifestations differ in form and content. Delving deeper into the artworks, we see a rich interplay of western styles juxta positioned in local cultural context that gives the art a character that is ‘whole Nepali’, and places Nepal on a global platform.
The Kathmandu Valley has been a center of cultural heritage for thousands of years, spanning many dynasties and ‘schools of thought’, to receive its World Heritage Inscription in 1979. To date most great works of Nepali art have been denied a wider audience, being housed in private collections or a part of limited exhibitions. MoNA breaks that restrictive barrier, presenting masterpieces, mainly produced after the mid-19th century, to a wider and all-inclusive public.
The museum encompasses documentation, conservation and preservation of the country’s artistic heritage, with the aim to both maintain and expand this identity. Thematic presentations of Nepalese art, both traditional and contemporary and sometimes both will run as temporary exhibitions throughout the year to provide a ‘living’ Museum.