Over 300 artworks will be staged across five culturally and historically significant spaces: A UNESCO world heritage site and former royal residence of the Malla dynasty between 14th and 18th centuries, Patan Museum sits amidst Newa-style temples in a section of the Royal Palace at Durbar Square, a portion of which served as a prison until 1990 CE; Bahadur Shah Baithak, built in the 1790 CE, was used by the subsequent Gorkha dynasty as a centre for military strategy, as well as to house the arsenal, behind its large doorway owing to the war elephants; initiated by leading Nepali modern artist Lain Singh Bandel, Nepal Art Council was founded in 1962 CE under the patronage of King Mahendra as one of the country’s largest art venues; designed in 1972 CE as a modernist fantasy, the Taragaon Museum was restored and opened in 2014 CE together with a unique archive reflecting the efforts to preserve Nepal’s cultural and architectural heritage, alongside the display of contemporary art; Siddhartha Art Gallery was established in 1987 CE, as one of Nepal’s main art spaces presenting and supporting Nepali and international contemporary artists of different generations. The histories, discourses, and ghosts of these venues are also woven into the exhibition of the Triennale.
Download the PDF of the KT2077 leaflet here, with the curatorial introduction and list of artists by venue.
View and download the PDF of the catalogue for Kathmandu Triennale 2077 exhibition here
Nepal Art Council | 10AM - 6PM
Siddhartha Art Gallery | 11AM - 5PM
Bahadur Shah Baithak | 10AM - 6PM
Taragaon Museum | 10AM - 6PM
Patan Museum, Keshav Narayan Chowk | 10AM - 5PM
Patan Museum, Sundari Chowk | 10AM - 5PM, closes at 3PM on Monday, closed on Tuesday
All venues are open 7 days a week except Sundari Chowk in Patan Museum.
The Triennale is free of charge and all venues require no entry fee except those on the Patan Museum grounds. A nominal fee is charged to enter this historic and protected heritage area and a ticket allows access to all parts of the Patan Museum area and buildings including Keshav Narayan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, Mulchowk, Bhandarkhaal Tank and the Architectural Galleries. The fee goes towards supporting Nepal's local museum ecologies! Prices are as follows.
Adult - General - Rs. 30
Students and Senior Citizens - Rs. 15 (with valid ID/College letter)
Adult - General - Rs. 1000
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) - Rs. 250