Project 1336m, 2017
The installation of Manish Lal Shrestha gives the impression of a workshop. A 1336m long knitted rope - exactly the elevation of Kathmandu - will be produced during the run of the exhibition. The artist emphasizes the notion of labor, communality and process. On the last day of the exhibition the knitted rope will be carried in the city as a procession.
Manish is a multidimensional visual artist, who has had 13 solo exhibitions, several workshops and residencies internationally in Switzerland, France, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, USA and Nepal. He has several awards to his name including the National Fine Arts award (2011), from Nepal Academy of Fine Arts. He is Founder/Executive Director of Gallery Mcube, Nepal. He is also a visiting faculty at the Srijana College of Fine Arts, Nepal. Shrestha is an alum of the JJ School of Arts in Mumbai, India.