Kathmandu in extreme silence – an art photography exhibition

ADAM DONALDSON POWELL:
book author and painter/art photographer

MY LATEST ART EXHIBITION: KATHMANDU IN EXTREME SILENCE

Adam Donaldson Powell’s latest art exhibition (photos taken in Nepal) featured color photographs printed on aquarelle paper. The exhibition took place at S9 Gallery, Sverdrupsgate 9 (Grünerløkka), Oslo, Norway, June 11 to June 17, 2011. Here is their WEBSITE

Adam Donaldson Powells fotokunst utstilling:
KATMANDU I EKSTREM STILLHET

utstillingsperiode: 11. juni – 17. juni, 2011.

Utstillingen besto av tolv farverike fotobilder i storformat, trykket på grovt akvarellpapir, og med eksklusive billedrammer. Katmandu er vanligvis full av mennesker, overalt og stort sett dagen rundt, også på hellige steder. Problemstillingen: hvordan kommuniser det meditative – til tross for store folkemengder? Powell har tatt imot utfordringen med konsentrasjon og tålmodighet. Resultatet? Her har kunstneren klart å fange stillhet og indre ro på en måte som gir en universell opplevelse av velvære og håp. Adam Donaldson Powell (født i Buffalo, USA) er profesjonell billedkunstner (siden 1995) og forfatter (siden 1987). Han har hatt mange billedkunst utstillinger over de årene, både alene og gruppe utstillinger, i Norge og i Sverige. Powells malerier og fotokunst arbeider finnes både i private og offentlige samlinger, inkludert f.eks Ullevål sykehus, Rikshospitalet, LLH, NAV, to ambassader i Oslo m.fl. Hans interesser for det flerkulturelle og det flerspråklige preger også hans litterære arbeider. Han har gitt ut 11 bøker, henholdsvis i USA, Norge og India, så vel som flere korte arbeider i skjønnlitterære blader i USA, Spania og Sør-Afrika.

SEE IMAGES FROM THE EXHIBITION “KATHMANDU IN EXTREME SILENCE” (“Katmandu i ekstrem stillhet”)

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My poet debut in Kathmandu, Nepal.

I had my poet debut in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2006. It included readings at two legendary institutions: Pilgrim’s Book House (Thamel) and Gurukul Theatre. The performance at Gurukul Theatre was quite memorable. The theatre was filled to the brim with poetry enthusiasts and poets, sitting in seats, on the floor and many standing. The program began with short readings by twenty of Nepal’s best known poets, after which I took the stage for a full forty minutes. I read several works, including the then new “In the valley of the kingdom (a poetic fantasy)” (premiered in Oslo just before I travelled to Nepal), “Whispers” (a cooperative work written together with Diane Oatley, and premiered at Gurukul Theatre in Kathmandu, Nepal), as well as a few other selected works of mine. This has to have been one of the most attentive and engaged audiences I have ever read for (although audiences in New York City, Buenos Aires, Oslo and Gothenburg, Sweden have been especially amazing as well). Both Gurukul Theatre and Pilgrim’s Book House – Thamel are certainly sorely missed by many residents and travellers to Kathmandu.

“WHISPERS”

“IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGDOM”

In 2007, I published “Rapture: endings of space and time”, Cyberwit, 2007, which included several poems written for the performances in Nepal.

While in Nepal, I also took several photographs which resulted in an art photography show at a gallery in Oslo:

Photo images from Kathmandu, Nepal.

CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGES FROM MY EXHIBITION “KATHMANDU IN EXTREME SILENCE – 2011” (“Katmandu i ekstrem stillhet – 2011”)