One of India's most reputed art festivals, the 6th Edition of 'Art Bengaluru' aims to go beyond the canvas, celebrating art in its myriad forms.
The theme for this year's festival is 'Paradigm Shift'. In keeping with this theme, 'YES BANK Art Bengaluru 2015' hopes to promote a discovery of the arts from a change-inducing standpoint. Traditionally, art was symbolized by paintings, classical sculptures and so on. However, over the years, the very concept of 'Art' has undergone a sea change. With technological advancements, today, we have the opportunity to embrace a whole new set of art forms -interactive and immersive installations, among others. The rich interiors of The Collection, UB City will also be transformed to complement this year's theme. The Bentley Mulsanne will be on display throughout the festival, further increasing the luxury quotient of the venue.
Moreover, unlike in previous years where the focus was on presenting different galleries from across the globe, this year will witness a global festival, celebrating national and international artists. There will be over 35 exhibits showcasing sculptures, installations, paintings and photography. There will also be a curated Video Lounge as well as a Photography Wall.
This year, the art is being curated by Suresh Jayaram. An artist, art historian, arts administrator and curator of national repute; he is a well-known name in the art world. There will also be curated walks by Mr. Jayaram, as well as trained art guides, to give visitors an in-depth and holistic understanding of the festival and the artworks on display.
Artists at 'YES BANK Art Bengaluru 2015':
International Artists: Kevin Kelly (Canada), Li Hongbo (Beijing, China) and Nicolas Clauss (Marseille, France)
National Artists: Aarti Karwayun (Bangalore), Adil Writer (Pondicherry), Aishwaryan K (Bangalore), Bharathesh GD (Bangalore), Chinar Shah (Bangalore), Claire Arni (Bangalore), Cop Shiva (Bangalore), Devipriya Vimalanathan (Bangalore),Dipti Desai (Bangalore), Gigi Scaria (Delhi), Gopinath Subbanna (Bangalore), Harisha Chennangod (Baroda), Indu Antony(Bangalore), Jeevan Xavier (Bangalore), Jeremy Woodruff (Chennai), Kakadia Mansukh (Ahmedabad), Malavika PC (Pondicherry), Maria Antony Raj (Chennai), Mike Jones (Bangalore), M Narayan (Pune), Mohan Kumar E (Bangalore), Murali Cheeroth (Bangalore), Nandesh Shanthi Prakash (Bangalore), Nasir Khan (Bangalore), Naveen Kumar (Bangalore), N Ramachandran (Chennai), Ravi Kashi (Bangalore), Ryan Lobo (Bangalore), Sandesh Kadur (Bangalore), Selvaprakash L (Bangalore), Shamala Nandesha (Bangalore), Srikala Gangi Reddy (Bangalore), Subodh Kerkar (Goa), Sundar Murthy(Bangalore), Thota Tharani (Chennai), Urmila V.G. (Bangalore), Varsha Bhide (Bangalore), Vasudha Aggarwal (Bangalore),V.G. Venugopal (Bangalore) and Vivan Sundaram (Delhi) are the artists who will be a part of the festival this year.
This year's festival aims to go beyond artworks to embrace and pay tribute to various art forms. These will include music, dance and theatre, apart from a series of workshops including a butterfly-rearing workshop, musical instrument-making workshopand many, many more such art and crafts that exist in remote corners of India and make our country a culturally-rich and revered one. There will also be a series of talks curated by Suresh Jayaram. These will include talks by Girish Shahane (Artistic Director - India Art Fair 2015), Nicolas Clauss (Artist), Vivan Sundaram (Artist) and Subodh Kerkar (Artist), among others.The speakers' forum will end with a panel discussion where celebrated artists will come together to share their views on a pre-selected topic. This will take place on 30th August.
To keep the energy of the festival riding high, there will also be performances by celebrated musicians including Talvin Singhand Trilok Gurtu. EDM Nights hosted by International EDM artist's, Project 46 and Omnia are also included in the line-up of performances during this festival.
'YES BANK Art Bengaluru 2015' will open on Friday - 21 August 2015 with a Grand Inaugural Ceremony that will include a state-of-the-art Light/Projection Mapping show, which will take people through the ages by showcasing the history of art. It will also explain the idea behind 'Art Bengaluru'. The festival will be on till 30th August 2015. In order for people to take back souvenirs from this year's event, 'Art Bengaluru' will also have a Gift Shop that will provide memorabilia connected to art and the festival, including a 'YES BANK Art Bengaluru 2015' Book that completely documents this memorable festival.
4 information desks will be provided throughout The Collection, UB City to ensure that people's queries get addressed promptly. There will also be an 'Art Bengaluru App', which will provide all information about the festival, including particulars on tickets to the festival and the various performances.
Schedule of Performances:
Sl. No. Date Artist's Venue Timings 1. 23 August Project 46 Main Stage 8:00pm - 10:00pm 2. 28 August Talvin Singh Main Stage 8:00pm - 10:00pm 3. 29 August Omnia Main Stage 8:00pm - 10:00pm 4. 30 August Trilok Gurtu Main Stage 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Schedule of Workshops:
Sl. No. Date Particulars Venue Timings 1. 23 Aug '15 Instrument Making Amphitheatre 11:00am - 4:00pm 2. 26 Aug '15 Art of Rolling Sushi Shiro 4:00pm - 6:00pm 3. 28 Aug '15 Art of Dim Sum Making Shiro 4:00pm - 6:00pm 4. 28-30 Aug '15 Small is Big Amphitheatre 10:00am - 5:00pm 5. 29-30 Aug '15 Butterfly Rearing Amphitheatre 8:30am - 10:30am
Schedule of Speakers:
Sl. No. Date Speakers Venue Timings 1. 22 Aug '15 Vivan Sundaram Piazza 4:30pm - 06:00pm 2. 22 Aug '15 Pablo Bartholomew YES BANK Lounge 10:00am - 5:00pm 3. 22 Aug '15 Sandesh Kadur Fava 6:00pm - 07:30pm 4. 23 Aug '15 Dr. Alka Pande Fava 4:30pm - 06:00pm 5. 24 Aug '15 Nicolas Clauss YES BANK Lounge 5:00pm - 06:30pm 6. 26 Aug '15 Li Hongbo YES BANK Lounge 5:00pm - 06:30pm 7. 28 Aug '15 Subodh Kerkar Fava 5:00pm - 06:30pm 8. 29 Aug '15 Girish Shahane Fava 5:00pm - 06:30pm 9. 30 Aug '15 Panel Discussion Fava 5:00pm - 06:30pm
For more details visit : http://www.artbengaluru.in/