Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"Jampel! Jampel!" Memorial Show in Lhasa for Late Tibetan Artist Jampel

A memorial show was held by the Gedun Choephel Artists' Guild in Lhasa on May 15, 2011 to commemorate the passing of young Tibetan artist Jampel (Full name, Choenyi Jampel).

Born in 1981, Jampel was involved in a fatal car crash on March 29, 2011 and his loss is a tragic blow for contemporary Tibetan art. The photos below are taken from the TibetCul blog of Gedun Choephel Artists' Guild that were uploaded on May 17, 2011. Along with an exhibition of Jampel's paintings, Tibetan rock band "Namchag" performed a song dedicated to him.

To see paintings by Jampel that were displayed in last year's exhibition "Scorching Sun of Tibet" in Beijing, see Woeser's blogpost: http://woeser.middle-way.net/2010/09/blog-post_15.html To see more images from the memorial show, see Woeser's blogpost of May 17, 2011: http://woeser.middle-way.net/2011/05/blog-post_17.html


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