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Chhimi Dema

“Healing With Happiness”, an exhibition presenting artworks of 69 Bhutanese artists is on display at the Belfius Bank in Brussels, Belgium.

VAST Bhutan opened the exhibition on October 5 leading up to the Royal Wedding Anniversary of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen today.

Artworks capturing Bhutanese cultural and traditional elements, portraits of important figures and scenes from Bhutan are on display at the exhibition.

VAST Bhutan’s founder, Asha Karma, said that the theme was inspired by the innate Bhutanese sense of optimism and strength that is also reflected in Bhutanese art.

“Traditional paintings and motifs signify auspiciousness and goodness meant to bring healing wherever they are placed,” he said.



A press release from VAST Bhutan states that Healing With Happiness was the largest overseas exhibition of Bhutanese artworks until today.

Pem Lham, an artist, said that artists are blessed to receive love and support on an international platform.

She said, “Now it is on us to express and create more.”

The exhibition organised by VAST Bhutan in partnership with the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels and the Belifus Bank is open at the Belfius Bank until March 2023.

Bhutan’s Ambassador in Brussels, Tshering Gyaltshen Penjor said, “The opening of the exhibition in Brussels commemorating the Royal Wedding Anniversary is a befitting tribute to His Majesty’s profound vision for ‘art to touch people’s lives’.”



He added that the embassy was happy to be able to provide a platform for artists from Bhutan to showcase their work and hope that this exhibition will help increase the visibility of Bhutanese art and artists.

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