KT 2017 Exhibitions will see the participation of over 50 artists from more than 25 countries. The City: My Studio / The City: My Life includes over 48 artists creating new works, with a considerable percentage representing Nepal. The roster has been selected by curator Philippe Van Cauteren to represent an inclusive list of established and younger artists covering different media actively used by artists today. International selections have been made on artists’ capacity to develop their work in Kathmandu within a limited timeframe prior to the exhibition, and also on their commitment to engage in capacity building for Nepal’s art scene. Although not decisive, these two elements—through the dialogue and exchange between the Nepali art community and visiting artists—will contribute to the dynamicity of the exhibition. An important element in the selection of the artists is that they have the capacity to “transform almost nothing” into a valid artistic proposition. The selected artists have the capacity to create and realize with almost nothing poetical (sometimes political) propositions that embrace their identity and the place they work in. Nepali selections were made through a semi-open call held in June, 2016. 60 Portfolios were presented by respective artists to the curator Van Cauteren in Kathmandu.
Many other artists will be represented through the Curated Showcases and through certain perspectives (Historical and Children-Specific) of The City: My Studio / The City: My Life.