NWCC en­gages VAST to show­case art

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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.

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