Art Bengaluru – South India’s premier contemporary art festival gears up for its 9th Edition

Art Bengaluru – South India’s premier contemporary art festival gears up for its 9th Edition
  • Art Bengaluru 2019 will take place from 02 – 30 November 2019 at UB City, Bengaluru.
  • Will bring together 21 reputed artists from across the world, including USA, Netherlands, France and Saudi Arabia along with 150 – 200 artworks, under one roof.
  • Will feature over a dozen talks, workshops, curated walks and other art experiences.
  • For the first time ever, will also feature Film Bengaluru – an International Film Festival organized in partnership with the UNESCO MGIEP focusing on the theme, “Kindness Matters” (15 – 17 November 2019)

Hailed as one of India’s leading art events, Art Bengaluru brings together the best of artists, galleries, art collectors, and art aficionados under one roof, year after year.

The 9th Edition of Bengaluru’s first-ever and only art extravaganza will kick-start on 02 November and continue all month, till 30 November. The venue remains the same: UB City, the most popular hotspot for Luxury, Art and Culture in Bengaluru. The Opening Night will witness a beautiful performance by the Bangalore City Chamber Orchestra.

Art Bengaluru 2019 brings together 21 reputed artists from across the world. Close to 200 works of art (including paintings, hand-blown glass sculpture, installations, video projects, 3D printed sculpture, photography, mixed media and digital art) will be going on display throughout The Collection, UB City. Furthermore, there will be workshops and talks by reputed artists including several crafts workshops by celebrated craftsmen from across India.

Artists at Art Bengaluru 2019

Afra Khan (Jeddah – Saudi Arabia), Daan Oude Elferink (Arnhem – Netherlands), Jordan Sitzer (Los Angeles – USA), Pierre Poulain (Paris – France), Anil Ijeri (Bijapur), Anni Kumari (Delhi), Chandrahas Y Jalihal (Gulbarga), Haribaabu Naatesan (Mumbai), Hariram V (Chennai), Harsh Nowlakha (Kolkata), Harshit Agrawal (Bengaluru), Pradeep Kumar D M (Bengaluru), R M Palaniappan (Chennai), Rekha Krishnamurthy (Bengaluru), Sruthi S Kumar (Kerala), Venugopala H S (Bengaluru), Vijit Pillai (Hyderabad), Alayna Zaid (Bengaluru), Rupak Munje (Chennai), Sanjana Srikanth (Bengaluru), Shoeb Dastagir (Bengaluru)

OnePlus Exclusive Exhibit

OnePlus has collaborated with Art Bengaluru 2019 to create a unique exhibit inspired by technology. Renowned globally for the superior quality of their smartphone cameras, they are featuring a unique series of abstract A.I. generated artworks by reputed artist, Harshit Agrawal using the OnePlus community’s ShotonOnePlus images.

With a majority of the people across the world using smartphone cameras to capture their special moments, OnePlus is also organising a special workshop for its community on ‘Smartphone Photography’ along with a photowalk by esteemed artist, Pallon Daruwala to show people how anyone can take great photographs on their smartphones. The workshop will take place on Saturday – 23 November 2019 from 10am – 1pm.

This year’s Art Bengaluru has a new unique addition, ‘Film Bengaluru‘ – an International Film Festival organized in partnership with the UNESCO MGIEP focusing on the theme, “Kindness Matters”. Film Bengaluru will take place from 15 – 17 November 2019, and is a search for our planet’s most enlightened filmmakers who use their art for celebrating “Kindness Matters. Grammy Award winning musician, Ricky Kej is the Festival Director for this event.

Film Bengaluru: International Film Festival

This year’s Art Bengaluru has a new unique addition, ‘Film Bengaluru‘ – an International Film Festival organized in partnership with the UNESCO MGIEP focusing on the theme, “Kindness Matters”. Film Bengaluru will take place from 15 – 17 November 2019, and is a search for our planet’s most enlightened filmmakers who use their art for celebrating “Kindness Matters. Grammy Award winning musician, Ricky Kej is the Festival Director for this event

Speaking about the evolution of Art Bengaluru, Ms. Uzma Irfan – Founder – Sublime Galleria & Director – Prestige Group, said, “Nine years ago, we had conceptualised Art Bengaluru as a dedicated festival for the arts. Ever since, it has been a trailblazer event, a celebration of art, culture and luxury, on par with the finest art shows across the globe. Our constant effort has been to put Bengaluru on the map of the international art world, and give India’s rich and diverse culture the global platform it deserves. This year, we will be carrying forward the tradition, with new artists – some established, others emerging. As we work to unite the art community, our focus is on promoting investment in art.”

Abhishek Naidu – Curator, Art Bengaluru 2019 noted, “India’s contemporary art market is in a healthy space. A new generation of collectors are on the rise who are looking at platforms like Art Bengaluru to engage with some of the best emerging and established artists from India and beyond. Over the last decade, Art Bengaluru has played a pivotal role in forging spirited bonds between artists, galleries, art collectors and art enthusiasts, not only across India, but also in New York, Beijing, Paris, Amsterdam and other international locations. With Art Bengaluru 2019, we wish to further strengthen these bonds and boost the outlook for the Indian art market.

 –  Source (The Week)