IT’S TIME FOR ART FOURTH EDITION! BENGALURU’S
The successful and popular art exhibition is back in its fourth year.
Art Bengaluru needs no introduction. What started in 2010 as an attempt to increase art awareness in the city has today grown into a much-awaited international art festival that has carved a niche for Bengaluru on the global art map.
The fourth edition of Art Bengaluru presented by The Collection, UB City in association with Sublime Galleria and Art Chutney will take place at The Collection, UB City. It promises to be a week-long extravaganza from August 16 to 23. Art Bengaluru 2013 will bring together the best art galleries from across India as well as the rest of the world. With each passing year, the event becomes bigger and better, and this year, we aim to showcase the works of over 100 international and national artists across 17 galleries on one common platform. Some of the participating galleries include Progressive Art Gallery (Delhi), Ayyah
Art Gallery (Chennai), Deccan Art Gallery (Hyderabad), Delhi Salon (Delhi), Gallery Splash (Delhi), among others. Ms. Uzma Irfan, Co-founder, Art Bengaluru and Founder, Sublime Galleria said, “This year’s theme for the festival is Reflections. The idea behind this is that all forms of art is a reflection of our being and portrays our emotions, be it joy, sorrow, turmoil, anger etc. Art Bengaluru 2013 will have all the usual trademarks that have made it the landmark event it is today—a grand Opening Night, artists and art galleries across India and abroad under one roof, residential art conclaves and of course, the much-anticipated Luxury Art Auction as its culmination.” The grand Inaugural Night will be on the 16th of August and will showcase an art form by celebrated artist, Thota Tharrani. Padmashri awardee, Sri Tharrani is working on this centre-piece exclusively for this event, to portray the theme of Reflections. Mr. Tharrani will also be present at the Opening Night of the festival. The evening will also feature Body Art Dancers as yet another reinforcement of the theme. As in previous years, the who’s who of Bengaluru will be present to show their solidarity to this function. Another major attraction in Art Bengaluru 2013 will be the introduction of Berserk, an art conference to promote and encourage creative awareness among children.
The Art Auction 2012 being conducted at ITC Windsor
Artwork by Thota Vaikuntam from last year’s auction
Artwork of M.F. Husain from last year’s auction
Uzma Irfan, Co-founder of Art Bengaluru at last year’s auction