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Meet the Artist: Hit Man Gurung

Nepalese artist Hit Man Gurung has received considerable attention in Nepal
and beyond for his art works that comment on the effects of the country’s civil
war, consumerism and environmental problems. Currently in residence at
18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, Gurung is developing a body of work
titled, 1,300 Contemporary Nepalese Portraits, which focuses on the mass
emigration of Nepalese youth overseas to seek employment. Gurung often plays
with individual narratives in order explore collectivity or what he calls the
“loud voice” of participation. Primarily a painter, he has also extended his 
practice to mount large performative acts in public spaces.
May 18th 3 – 4 pm
The Democracy Lab The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
The event is free and was made possible by 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica,
Los Angeles County Department of Cultural Affairs and the
Japanese American National Museum.
www.ncdemocracy .org

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