NWCC engages VAST to showcase art
The most exciting and vital aspects of the Bhutanese tradition and heritage are found in its arts and crafts. It is important that the arts represent historical Buddhist images and depict culture based on Buddhist principles.
The Voluntary Artists’ Studio of Thimphu (VAST Bhutan) has partnered with Nehru-wangchuck Cultural Centre (NWCC) in Thimphu to mark the 110th National day celebration, which has a special significant to Bhutan through its art exhibition.
The artists from VAST Bhutan displayed their fine arts in NWCC to promote the importance and the value of visual art in the country. It is also to unlock the arts through Bhutanese artists and provide a new perspective on the Bhutanese art.
NWCC Hub is activated through the signature event series, referred to as new perspective events. The new perspective was expected to be amazed by stunned by works the artists from VAST Bhutan brought for display. The signature series can range from a local contemporary artist to local art fair partners to other cultural innovators.
The exhibition themed ‘A tribute to the motherland’ features their majesties the king of Bhutan. The art also included the image of Buddha, Green Tara, Taktsang monastery and flowers, among other. The artists expressed their feelings to the motherland through arts.
The Director of NWCC, Anuja Chakravarty, said that the exhibition by the young artist of Bhutan have done the paintings, keeping in mind the beautiful country of Bhutan, the people and the great leader of the country.
The artist used different types of color to create more complex images based on culture and Buddhist principles.
It was aimed to provide an opportunity to the youth to participate and develop the potential talents to share social responsibilities through artistic explorations and other socially useful and productive work.
The new perspective events allowed creative minds to gather new insights and stimulate dialogue through interactive experiences exploring an artist’s talent.
The VAST Bhutan aimed at a creative Bhutan society, nurtured for the art which enriches lives. Executive Director of VAST Bhutan, Chimi Zangmo, said that the nation can only forward if the young people are empowered. “To empower, we needs to have a creative society,” She said, “It is about the process where each artist have been gone through and what does they feels.”
The exhibition was inaugurated by Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji accompanied by the Ambassador Jaideep Saideep.
VAST Bhutan was initiated in 1998 to guide and assist young artists to explore their full potential through a combination of shading techniques.