Exhibitions & Events

UPCOMING EXHIBITION:

February 9 – March 16, 2017
Staniar Gallery, WASHINGTON and LEE UNIVERSITY, Lexington, Virginia
Remembering the Lost: Community Response to the Theft of Nepal’s Sacred Sculptures
an exhibition of paintings and research by Joy Lynn Davis
Art Talk and Reception:
5:30 pm, Friday, March 3, 2017
Wilson Hall & Lukes Atrium

RECENT EXHIBITIONS:

April 10 – 25 & May 20 – June 7, 2015 (interrupted by the earthquakes)
NEPAL ART COUNCIL, Kathmandu, Nepal
“Remembering the Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu”
an exhibition of paintings and research by Joy Lynn Davis
organized by the Himalayan Art and Cultural Heritage Project
with partnership by Photo.Circle
sponsored by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Swiss Embassy in Nepal
with additional support by UNESCO
and Nepal Art Council

November 8-15, 2014
NEPAL ART COUNCIL, Kathmandu, Nepal
“YANTRA 3.0” art/science/tech festival
organized by Karkhana
including an interactive installation by Joy Lynn Davis and Roshan Bhatta

December 15-21, 2013
PATAN MUSEUM, Nepal
“Narratives of Faith and Memory: Remembering the Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu”
an exhibition of paintings and research by Joy Lynn Davis
sponsored by UNESCO and support from the Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre
and coinciding with the UNESCO-sponsored international symposium
“Protecting Asia’s Heritage: Strategies for fighting illicit traffic of cultural property and fostering restitutions”

PAST EVENTS:

Talk by Joy Lynn Davis, Artist and Researcher
Cultural Studies Group – Nepal
Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015,
5:00 – 6:30 pm
“Protecting cultural sites after the Nepal’s Great Earthquake: Challenges, collaborative efforts, and moving forward”

Public Talk by Christian Manhart, UNESCO Representative to Nepal
Friday, 17th April 2015

4:00 – 5:00 pm
“UNESCO’s struggle against art theft and illicit traffic of cultural property in Afghanistan, and its legal instruments and international conventions in this field”
Christian Manhart is an art historian and archaeologist. Joining UNESCO in 1987, he has worked on the conservation of heritage sites in Africa and Asia, particularly Afghanistan. Since July 2014 he is the Head of the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu, Nepal.

A Conversation about Continuity and Renewal:
Recreating, Restoring and Consecrating Sacred Sites and Sacred Art
Sunday, 7th June 2015, 4 – 5:30 pm
NEPAL ART COUNCIL, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
Guest Participants:
Naresh Bajracharya, Vice Chancellor of Lumbini-Buddhist University
Raju Shakya, Master Repoussé Sculptor
Dina Bangdel, Professor of Asian Art History
Lok Chitrakar, Master Pauba Painter

(CANCELLED DUE TO EARTHQUAKES)
Guided Tour for Press by Artist and Researcher Joy Lynn Davis
Monday, 27th April 2015

11:00 am – 12:00 noon
The artist will give members of the press a special guided tour of the exhibition. This will also be an opportunity for members of the press to interact with the artist and discuss her art and research work. Those interested to join the guided tour should email mail@photocircle.com.np.

(CANCELLED DUE TO EARTHQUAKES)
Film Night
: Art Theft from Nepal
Wednesday, 6th May 2015
5:30 – 6:30 pm
A view at the local problem of the theft, illicit-trafficking, and trade of Nepal’s art and cultural property featuring the premiere of a new short documentary (2015) directed by Jason Squire and Kamal Lama. Screening will be followed by a discussion with the film-makers.

(CANCELLED DUE TO EARTHQUAKES)
Film Night
: Art Theft Around the World
Wednesday, 13th May 2015

5:30 – 7:00 pm
A view at the international problem of the destruction, theft, illicit-trafficking, and trade of art featuring excerpts of Angkor for Sale: Art Theft in Cambodia (2013), The Rape of Europa (2006), and short films from Egypt, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, and India.

(CANCELLED DUE TO EARTHQUAKES)
Public Talk by Dina Bangdel, Professor of Asian Art and Director of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
Thursday, 14th May 2015

4:00 – 5:30 pm
“Bringing the Gods Home: Art Theft and Documentation of Cultural Heritage”
Dr. Dina Bangdel specializes in South Asian and Himalayan art, and serves as the Director of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.

(CANCELLED DUE TO EARTHQUAKES)
Closing Reception
Friday, 22nd May 2015

5:00 pm onwards
The exhibition closing will be marked by a celebration and discussions to continue the local campaign.