Mcube (M3) is interactive alternative visual Art center based in the Heart of Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Mcube hosts various events to improve appreciation in Art through talk series, Artists residency exchanges, visual art exhibitions, supporting local artists through resources and publications. This space is established in the year 2011 to create Visual Art Culture into mainstream affair with diverse art genres. Our area of concern is community art, contemporary visual art practices like performance, videos, installation, painting, sculpture, photography etc.
Gallery Mcube is truly giving the effort for the art management practices and look after the curatorial parts. Since Nepal has a very diverse traditional culture within small group of audiences, we try to extend our border to larger audiences with our creativities.
Gallery Mcube is empowering community through Art. To fulfill our goal we have various programs. Our most ambitious program is local and international artist’s residency program. Since the contemporary visual art practice has unlimited possibilities in our society we still are left out and undergoing with difficulties. To get rid of all these hardship, Gallery Mcube is initiating to create a space for Local and international Artist communities to create, share and collaborate. Now it is time for Artists to lead the world, to build up aware communities, to create feeling of responsibility and act upon. But the opportunities for the Artists are very limited in Nepal specifically concentrated only in the Kathmandu valley; the residency project could be the really valuable space and opportunity for the upcoming generation. Mcube is also looking forward to expand its horizon to other cities in Nepal.
Gallery Mcube organizes talk series, Mcube chakati Guff, with celebrated and respectful personalities from different fields like painting, sculpture, music, film, theater etc. Mcube runs various projects for children to enhance their creative skill through art classes, Therapeutic art healing workshops, community art projects, film shows, workshops etc. Recently, after the earthquake we are engaging in the Get Well Soon Project. This project deals especially with children of affected area. We aim to heal children through art and also make them feel responsible about the post disaster management. We teach them to make ‘get well soon’ cards and some art techniques. We also heal them through music and interaction sessions. Initially we distributed those cards to the injured people in hospitals but after three months of the quake we started to encourage them to exchange their cards. More than 5000 affected children, mostly of orphanages and child care centers have been benefited from this project so far.