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Art Exhibition “Revisiting and Remembering The Lost Sculptures of The Kathmandu Valley” Joy Lynn Davis
Abstract:
Since the 1960s, thousands of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures have disappeared from Nepal’s public temples, shrines, courtyards, fountains, and fields. Prior to the thefts, they were actively worshipped by their communities as living deities. This exhibition documents community response to the theft of stone sculptures from the Kathmandu Valley.Paintings, interviews, and photographic documentation, weave together narratives of Kathmandu’s sacred spaces, exploring how people respond when religious art objects—that exist, not as commodities, but as vital living community participants—are physically removed. #UNESCO #2013
Publisher: UNESCO Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
SCULPTURES, 2013
Thematic Group:
UNESCO, (2013)
Thesaurus:
15.02.00 - Protection Of Intellectual And Cultural Property
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Feeder: ANJANA SHRESTHA, Editor: MALIKA THAPA, Auditor:
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Art exhibition “Revisiting and Remembering The Lost Sculptures of The Kathmandu Valley” Joy Lynn Davis
Abstract:
Since the 1960s, thousands of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures have disappeared from Nepal’s public temples, shrines, courtyards, fountains, and fields. Prior to the thefts, they were actively worshipped by their communities as living deities. This exhibition documents community response to the theft of stone sculptures from the Kathmandu Valley.Paintings, interviews, and photographic documentation, weave together narratives of Kathmandu’s sacred spaces, exploring how people respond when religious art objects—that exist, not as commodities, but as vital living community participants—are physically removed.
Publisher: UNESCO Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
SCULPTURES, 2013
Thematic Group:
UNESCO, (2013)
Thesaurus:
15.02.00 - Protection Of Intellectual And Cultural Property
PDF | File Size: 242 KB   Download
Feeder: ANJANA SHRESTHA, Editor: FIDAH SHRESTHA, Auditor:
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