When a young Wolfgang Korn landed in the Tribhuwan International airport on a cold January morning in 1968, the lush green field and dense wood and brick urban centers of the valley enchanted him. The old towns of the valley looked like they had hardly changed since medieval times. He found footprints of the past everywhere he looked and a culture that was completely new to him.
Curious and inquisitive, Wolfgang diligently and meticulously documented everything he came across. These meticulous records would eventually inform the reconstruction of historical monuments such as the Kasthamandap and the Char Narayan Temple that were destroyed during the 2015 earthquake.
Wolfgang is also a gifted artist and photographer. This exhibition draws deeply from his multi-faceted personality and presents his artistic calling. The Museum of Nepali Art (MoNA) takes great pride in highlighting this hidden side of Wolfgang Korn’s life.
It also gives us great pleasure to announce that proceeds from the sale of works displayed in this exhibition will support the production of a book on Wolfgang Korn’s life and times in Nepal. It will be published by Safu, an imprint of Quixote’s Cove, in the coming year.