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A 15-day exhibition to revive the art sector after Covid

Kathmandu: The Pagoda Group has started a 15-day art exhibition with the support of the Sushil Koirala Memorial Foundation to revive the art sector after the Corona epidemic.

In the exhibition that started on Thursday at Kundalini in Lalitpur Metropolitan City-1, Bakhundol, 18 works of art by 14 artists are on display. Inaugurating the exhibition, Engineer Atul Koirala, Member Secretary of the Foundation, said that such subjects should be given priority in the curriculum from the secondary level as Nepal’s art and culture are being eroded.

He said that he hopes to teach not only doctors and engineers but also arts, culture, and discipline to young students from an early age. Sushma Rajbhandari, head of the painting department of the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, informed that a curriculum for grades 1 to 10 is being developed to attract children to paint.

He said that the foundation was running a campaign to keep a painting in a house. Stating that Nepali art is not weak, Rajbhandari said that Nepal has failed to take it to its place. He said that the foundation is working to take art to the place.

Director of Kundalini Ayurveda Center Pramod Poudel informed that an art gallery has been set up at the center for the first time and a 15-day art exhibition has been organized. The exhibition features paintings by Gopal Kalapremi, Sushma Rajbhandari, Raju Pithakote, Saroj Bajracharya, Kishor Nakarmi, Vikas Shakya, Roshan Pradhan, Pasang Vikram Lama, Ajay Desar, Bipana Maharjan, Mala Shrestha, Pradyumna Shrestha, Kanchakaji Bhashi, and Rudra Bahadur Pun.