Backdrops of your choice

KATHMANDU: She could not go to many places she wanted to due to medical reasons, but Loren Beven had her photos taken with the places of her choice as backdrops.

Taking this idea forward, Beven and nine third year students of Kathmandu University Centre for Arts and Design, invite all Kathmanduites to do just that with the exhibition titled ‘Sightseeing’, which is on at the British Council.

Four large paintings explore themes of seeing as opposed to looking and what to look at while visiting new places, role of photography while travelling, and the ‘notion of travel itself’. The paintings comprise two natural landscapes, a traditional house lane, and Picasso’s Guernica.

Visitors can get their photographs clicked in front of these backdrops, and what’s more you can do it for free.

A workshop for school students is also in the offing on January 21.

Beven and is presently an artist-in-residence and printmaking tutor at KU.