Kathmandu, February 27
A printmaking exhibition, Threshold, featuring prints by artists from 16 countries, is ongoing at NIC Asia bank, Nagpokhari, Kathmandu. The exhibition is curated by Nicholas Ruth from the USA.
The exhibition began on February 24 and is the part of International Print Exchange Programme (IPEP) India. Since 2013, IPEP has been organising the exchange programme and Nepal participated for the first time in 2018.
Every year, 40 artists from around the world are selected, and this year artist, Teesha Shrestha got selected from Nepal.
There are 39 prints that used various printmaking techniques such as etching, woodcut, screenprint, intaglio and silkscreen on display.
Unlike paintings, prints have their unique characteristic that the artists can decide how many prints they want to create of the same artwork. And, IPEP has utilised the same unique characteristic to promote, exchange and create a wider platform for exposure for printmakers.
“All the participating artists are given the selected prints of other participating artists, and they own those prints,” Shrestha says, “They have to exhibit them, which helps in getting exposure in different parts of the world.”
The printmaking exhibition that showcases the beauty of printmaking and a variation in one theme continues till Tuesday.