Bangalore, June 16 (Calcutta tube / IBNS): Riding high on the success of its launch last year, ‘Art Bengaluru- 2011’, South India’s premier festival for contemporary art, is back with its second Edition.
The Collection, UB City, in association with Sublime Galleria and Art Chutney, presents this annual forum which aims to bring together artists, galleries, art collectors, art enthusiasts and the best in contemporary Indian art.
The festival will be held at the UB City, which is today the city’s hotspot for Fashion, Luxury and Fine Art.
This year, the proceeds of the Art and Luxury auction held at the end of the festival, will be given to the HCG Foundation, which provides free cancer treatment to patients who cannot afford it.
Art Bengaluru will also witness several prominent art enthusiasts supporting the cause this year including Murali Cheeroth – artist, Renu George – participating gallerist, Raj Bagaria- organizer & founder, Yusuf Arakkal – artist, Manu Dosaj – participating gallerist, Raja Kanal – participating gallerist, Franck Barthelemy – International art consultant and Angira Arya – auctioneer to name a few.
Uzma Irfan – Founder of Sublime Galleria, organizer of Art Bengaluru & Director, Corporate Communications, Prestige Group, said: “Bengaluru does not have a dedicated festival for Fine Art and we hope Art Bengaluru will address just that. The event this year will be much bigger and vibrant with many more artists and galleries participating to make it a success.”
Starting on June 17, Art Bengaluru will continue till June 25. The week-long art festival this year will feature an art exhibition and a series of events including a children’s art contest, an art workshop, speaker sessions, film screening and finally culminate with a star-studded art and luxury auction.