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The Collection, UB City in Association with Sublime Galleria and Art Chutney are Proud to Present the 3rd Edition of ‘Art Bengaluru’

Press Release   •   Aug 09, 2012 05:58 IST

The Collection, UB City in association with Sublime Galleria and Art Chutney is all set to present the 3rd Edition of ‘Art Bengaluru’, South India’s premier festival for contemporary art and culture.

Bangalore, India, Thursday - August 09, 2012 -- Following the success of the previous editions of Art Bengaluru and its veritable recognition as one of the world’s leading art events to watch out for today, The Collection, UB City in association with Sublime Galleria and Art Chutney is all set to present the 3rd Edition of ‘Art Bengaluru’, South India’s premier festival for contemporary art and culture. Art Bengaluru ( http://www.artbengaluru.in ) is an annual forum which aims to bring together artists, galleries, art collectors, art enthusiasts and the best in contemporary Indian art from across India under one roof.

‘Art Bengaluru 2012’ will commence on 10 August 2012 and continue till 24 August 2012 from 11am to 8pm every day.

 Uzma Irfan – Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Prestige Group & Founder – Sublime Galleria said, “Art Bengaluru 2012 promises to be a magical feast for art lovers and aficionados from India and around the world. This year we have lined up a host of new additions that will bring to life vivid art forms that are often overlooked. With participation from celebrated personalities including Pallavi Foley, Pallon Daruwala, Suresh Jairam, as well as several prominent art galleries from across India, Art Bengaluru 2012 will trail-blaze its journey to becoming the symbolic platform for everything related to art in India.”

Playing host to this prestigious festival is one of Bangalore’s best-known landmarks, UB City, which epitomizes the latest in Fashion, Luxury and Fine Art. The Collection, UB City apart from being the venue, has also played a pivotal role in conceptualizing and making this event a reality.

‘Art Bengaluru 2012’ will showcase the artworks of 16 eminent art galleries from across India including Sublime Galleria, Art Chutney, I Art, Deccan Art Foundation, Time & Space, Third Eye Gallery, Mahua, Ajantha Studio, Vinscent Art World, Jyothi Aranha, Savi 3 Studio, Varna Sangama Art Gallery, Chitrasangam Art Gallery (Hubli), Ayya Art Galleries, PRV Gallery Space & Impana Art House.

This prestigious festival will also bring together eminent and talented artists from around the globe. Some of the artists from India who will showcase their work include Vijit Pillai, Shipra Bhattacharya, Shuva Prassana, C Jagdish, Farhad Hussain, Ganesh Doddamani, Jyothi Aranha, Shahul Kollangude, Sudeep Mukherjee, RD Roy, Ganesh Dey, Sudhir Shelar, Shekar Bellari, KN Ramachandran, Bharti Prajapati, Nandgopal S, Niren Sengupta, Ravendra Salve, Dilipkumar Kale, Madhuri Dilip, Jagadish Kadur, Siri Khandavilli and SA Vimalanathan, Ramesh Gorjala, Asit Kumar Patnaick, K Ravi, Nityam Singha Roy, Bratin Khan, Sekar Roy, Fawad Tamkanat, Sachin S Jaltare, Laxman Aeleay, Vijay Raaj Bhodankar, Vimalanathan, Rama Suresh, Anand Panchal, Shyamul Mukkerjee, Shreekanth Kurva, Somenath Maity, Suresh Gulage, A Karuppiah, AP Santhanaraj, Sakeel Momin, N Manohar, Manohar Raja, Nirmala Anand, Partha Bhattacharjee among others.

In addition, Art Bengaluru ( http://www.artbengaluru.in ) this year will witness participation from several artists from Africa, including David Muzugno, Joseph Cartoon, Ruth Nyakundi, Wilson Mwangi and Dinesh Revankar.

The celebration of this unique festival will start with a grand Opening Night on Friday - 10 August 2012 which will witness celebrated musician/singer Tochi Raina performing exclusively for Bangaloreans, accompanied by an 8-piece band.

Some of the highlights of the festival include:
* A Luxury Charity Auction featuring the works of legendary artists including M.F.Hussain, Jamini Roy, B. Prabha, F.N Souza, Ganesh Pyne, K.K. Hebbar, Krishen Khanna, Ramkumar, Bakre, Somnath Hore. 10% of the auction proceeds will be given to Christel House India, an NGO for the empowerment and education of underprivileged children.
* An exhibition of jewellery design brought alive through the medium of art by renowned designer - Pallavi Foley & well-known artist - Vijith Pillai
* A workshop on photography by – Sam Mohan
* Children’s art competition
* Workshops on:
- ‘Music Art’ by the Nathiniel School of Music
- ‘Dance Art’ by Shiamak Davar’s Institute of Performing Arts
- ‘Art Speak’ by Suresh Jairam
- ‘Pop-up art (3D on canvas’, ‘Pantomime’, ‘Wax Art’, ‘Art of making animation films’ by Reenu etc.

Art Bengaluru 2012 website:
Art Bengaluru 2012 has also launched its official website – http://www.artbengaluru.in. With an artistic vibe to it, this website captures the essence of Art Bengaluru and displays all the information related to this much-awaited event.

The Art Bengaluru website will throw light on the Art & Luxury Auction, in addition to highlighting the Masters whose works will go under the hammer during the festival. The site, will also allow users to learn about the various artists and galleries that are participating in this prestigious art festival. They will also be able to monitor the workshop calendar and register themselves for it. Additionally, users can easily navigate through the website to browse through images of past events, and find out everything about the rich history of Art Bengaluru.

The co-sponsors for Art Bengaluru 2012 are William Penn and Lewis Berger. Four Seasons is the Liquid and Beverage Sponsor and the Hospitality Partner is Oakwood Premier Prestige.

About Art Bengaluru:
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). Art Bengaluru was first launched in March 2010, and after two successful editions, the event this year promises to be bigger and more diverse since it has extended its purview to include different forms of art!

The venue for Art Bengaluru will be the highly-acclaimed, The Collection, UB City which is conveniently located in the heart of cosmopolitan Bangalore. Needless to say, the Tuscan architecture of UB City complements the art festival by creating an illusion of fluent expanse. Art displayed in this landmark area promises to enhance aesthetic awareness and create a sensory delight for the viewer.

Press & Media Contact:
Urmila Biswas / Lakshman Babu
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Bangalore, India
Ph: +919886099736 / +919845706155
urmila.biswas@ogilvy.com / lakshman.babu@ogilvy.com