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A Wide Canvas
Published: Volume 21, Issue 8, August, 2013

In its fourth edition this year, Art Bengaluru 2013 brings together myriad artistic offerings that will creatively interpret ‘Reflections’

Launched in 2010 to enhance art awareness in the Garden City, Art Bengaluru is an exclusive event that is designed to showcase various types of art forms including Wall Art (fine art, paintings, illustration, photographs) and Stand-alone Art (sculpture, installations, product design).

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. The week-long extravaganza from August 16 to August 23 will bring together the best art galleries from across India and the rest of the world as well.

With each passing year, the canvas of Art Bengaluru has become bigger and better. This year, the aim is 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), and Gallery Splash (Delhi), amongst many others.

Co-founder Uzma Irfan 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 they joy, sorrow, turmoil, anger and more. 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 August 16, 2013 and showcase an art form by celebrated artist, Thota Tharrani. Padma Shri 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.

Berserk, an art conference to promote and encourage creative awareness among children, will also be launched this year.


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