Transcending and Subverting Boundaries: Understanding the Dynamics of Street Art Scene in Nepal
Nepali street art is the culmination and transcendence of the gallery-based contemporary art scene in the country. Street art critically engages with a larger audience in a context it was younger artists who gave initial impetus to the formation of street art scene in Nepal. This chapter looks at Nepali street art as a social product that embodies the interplay between the personal, on the one hand, and the political, on the other hand, as well as the interplay between the local and the global. The chapter demonstrates these dynamics of street art by surveying selected street art projects and through interviews with the artists concerned. Meanwhile, the chapter also provides a contextual reading of the emergence and evolution of Nepali street art.
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