MADE IN MIND I Nepal-Finland screening project
25 - 28.2.2015
Third Space in collaboration with Gallery Mcube (Lalitpur, Nepal) are proud to present their first overseas project that gather performance artists from Nepal and Finland.The presenting works are strongly bond to the notion of freedom - personal and collective. Mad, chaotic, sacred, holy, profane, mystical, trivial or serious... yes and no. Worlds and words are merging sound, speech, body and spirit.
Welcome to witness the screening project at Third Space window from WEDNESDAY 25 to SATURDAY 28 of FEBRUARY, 16:00 to 22:00 every day.
*** HUOM: Note this is a window screening project. The gallery will open its door only during February 25th from 16:00 to 18:00. The rest of the days the videos can be seen and heard from outside.
GALLERY MCUBE (M3) is a newly established Alternative Art Space for Visual Art based in the Heart of Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Mcube hosts various events to improve appreciation in Art through talk series, Artists residency exchanges, visual art exhibitions, supporting local artists through resources and publications. This space is established in the year 2011 to create Visual Art Culture into mainstream affair with diverse art genres. Their area of concern is community art, contemporary visual art practices like performance, videos, installation, painting, sculpture, photography etc.
Gallery Mcube is truly giving the effort for the art management practices and look after the curatorial parts. Since Nepal has a very diverse traditional culture within small group of audiences, they try to extend their border to larger audiences with their creativities.
*** SPECIAL THANKS and an incredible amount of love to the artist ALAIN LEDEZMA who made possible the contact between Gallery Mcube & Third Space.
ARTISTS FROM NEPAL
Jupiter Pradhan received his BFA in painting / printmaking at Fine Art College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and MFA in painting at University of Development Alternative (UODA), Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was awarded first prize; Red Cross Nepal (2000), honorable award; UODA, Bangladesh (2008) and special award (alternative medium); National Exhibition, Nepal (2011). Jupiter attended art residencies at Britto - Bangladesh (2007), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum – Japan (2011), National Museum of Contemporary Art – S. Korea (2012) and Marfa – Nepal (2013). Since 2005, he had his 4 solo exhibitions and several group shows in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Japan, S. Korea, Denmark and Canada including 13 Asian Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Chanwong Asian Art Festival, Chanwong, S. Korea. Though He was trained as a painter, he is also working with other mediums like Installation, Performance, and Video Art etc. Most of his current works are based on socio-political and cultural issues, utilizing local technical support, natural, traditional-cultural material and found objects.
Saurganga Darshandhari is a visual artist and printmaker based in Kathmandu. She has frequently shown her artworks in Nepal, Bangladesh, India, South Korea and Srilanka and has participated in artist residencies in Srilanka, Bangladesh and South Korea. She has also taken part in the Kathmandu International art Festival, in 13th and 15th Asian art biennale at Bangladesh and the 19th Nippon international performance art festival at Tokyo, Nagano, Osaka, in Japan 2013. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Tribhuvan University and Master's degree in printmaking from University of Development Alternative, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has won several awards including best media award from University of Development Alternative (Dhaka, Bangladesh 2008), Basanta Women's exhibition National Academy of fine Art 2012, National Regional Award Nepal Academy of Fine Art 2014. Recently she is awarded from Australian Himalayan Art Foundation Award 1014. Darshandhari teaches printmaking at Tribhuvan University Lalitkala and Sirjana collage of fine art. She is a founder member of Bindu, a space for artists.
Prithvi Shrestha is a visual artist from Nepal. He has received several awards for his outstanding performance in art. He has participated in several group shows and exhibitions in Nepal as well as in America, Dubai, Bangladesh, India and Japan and has participated in artist residencies in Britto art trust 2012, and Porapara a space for artists 2008, Bangladesh. He has participated in 13th and 15th Asian art biennale at Bangladesh and the 17th NIPAF Asia Performance Art Series 2014 Tokyo, Miyazaki, Nagano in Japan.
He got the award from The World Bank South Asia Region and the World Bank Art Program USA 2012. Some of his major solo exhibitions are 'Dristi 1' (1994), 'Dristy 2' (1998), 'Visible Lines’ (2007) and his recent major solo exhibition 'Astitow' (Existence) took place in 2011 at the Siddhartha Art Gallery in Kathmandu. He is a Founder of Bindu, a space for artists.
Manish Lal Shrestha has completed his Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from Sir J.J. School of Fine art, Mumbai, India in 2001. Thirteen solo Art exhibitions and several workshops in Switzerland, France, Pakistan, Srilanka, India, USA, Holland and Nepal in his credit, made him well received Multi Disciplinary Visual Artist of Nepal. He received several awards, including National Fine Arts Award in 2011 from Nepal Academy of Fine Arts. He has participated in many residencies including Artist in Residence, Changdong Artist Studio, National Museum of Morden and Contemporary Art, South Korea in 2014, VASL Artist Residency, Karachi in Pakistan 2008 etc., and is also part of curatorial team in Arts of Nepal, the Art Center Highland Park, Chicago, USA in 2012. He is Founder/ Executive Director of Gallery Mcube, Nepal. He curates AIR_MCUBE artist in residence Local and International in Nepal. He is a lecturer of Sirjana College of Fine Arts, Nepal.
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ARTISTS FROM FINLAND
Brutal sounds and harsh movements from Finland. Sabotanic Garden is uncompromising international performance and music group. Neo folkloristic and ritualistic influences crashes with twisted humor and free space orientated physical approach. Sabotanic Garden was established in 2006 by performance & conceptual artist Pasi Mäkelä and sound designer Jussi Saivo.
Performance: “Hever”, 2009.
Obscure study and portrait of everyday life and death. Voyage to the dark matter and beyond.
The Messianic Research Centre for Visual Ethics
The MRCVE Artists Group - consisting of Jussi Matilainen, Asko Nivala, Janne Rahkila and Simo Saarikoski - was founded in 2002. During their performances, which exploit the traditions of scientific presentation and performance art, the group‘s research takes the artistic form of performance lectures transformed into theatrical spectacles. Documentations of these projects are, at times, realized through film art, or, at others, through experimental media art. In a video screening, a viewer can find oneself part of a performance as images turn into flesh.
Performance: “State of Nation IV”. Second Performance Festival at GlogauAir, Berlin 2012.
”State of The Nation” is a performance series which started 2010. In this series MRCVE explores nations ability to confront alterity and understand their own roots. This happens in the act of performance, where MRCVE uses audience as a manpower in test situation environment. ”State of The Nation” also takes deep look to analyze fundamental localisation of nationalism and takes detailed action to reveal its basics. Every single performance of the series is culturally related to its location and forms the whole ensemble, which is functionally in all possible circumstances throughout the world.
Lora Dimova & Ana Gutieszca
Lora Dimova (Bulgaria, 1981) is a multidisciplinary artist, working in the field of performance, video, photography and installation. She explores possibilities of physical transcendence, psychic orders and disorders, alternative existence and other body & mind matters, related to the post-human way of being.
Ana Gutieszca (Mexico, 1984) is a visual and sound artist born in the dry lands of the northern Mexican desert. Her work deals with drawing and its deconstruction into sound in performance art. Her background in visual arts has influenced her approach to the sonic field, where she explores the acoustic qualities of drawing through the sonification of graphite, and the creation of analog and digital instruments.
Performance: “HUMANIMAL”. T.E.H.D.A.S Live & Dead Art exhibition. Pori Art Museum. Pori, Finland 2014.
HUMANIMAL stems from the notion of deconstruction and reconstruction of ideas concerning mankind and particularly the human/animal relation. Footage from a butchery in Mexico is used: pigs were slaughtered on the background of a Mexican love song coming from the local radio. The lyrics of that song were translated in English and used in the performance with live voice processing.
With sound, voice and visual imagery a world of chaos and disruption is created. The incorporated aesthetics bring attention to the politics and poetics of a less anthropocentric world where the inner animal is unleashed, aware of its own powerful symbolic nature. What inevitably follows is a total deconstruction of identity, challenging the idea of what human is.