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Bangalore Then and Now Paul Fernandes – Artist of the City Exhibition of Drawings and Illustrations


Dec 09 2023 to Dec 13 2023 10 a.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, 9 December 2023, 12:30 pm
Exhibition on show until Wednesday, 13 Dec 2023
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm

Walkthroughs with the Artist
9 December, Saturday, 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm
10 December, Sunday, 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm
11 December, Monday, 5:30 pm
12 December, Tuesday, 5:30 pm
13 December, Wednesday, 5:30 pm

In this exhibition and the accompanying book, The Great Bangalore Morph: From Kempegowda to Covid, cartoonist Paul Fernandes and collaborator Chicku Jayadeva take you on a journey through impressive swathes of time, with glimpses of the city’s past, present, and possible future. Starting from the story of Bangalore’s founding when it was under the governance of a Chieftain of the Yelahanka Prabhus, we journey through the city’s many avatars – from a sleepy pensioner’s paradise and garden city, to a cosmopolitan wonderland of snazzy pubs with draft beer on tap, and through the ‘IT boom’, which made Bangalore the poster child of successful globalisation. Soon Bangalore became India’s fastest growing city, expanding chaotically in all ways and directions; for better and for worse. And then came the takeover by a wily, virulent virus…

Peppered with interesting facts from now and then, The Great Bangalore Morph chronicles the historical, geographical, social, economic and cultural growth of the city. To make it easy to navigate, the authors break Bangalore’s history into three distinct periods: Days of Yore, More Familiar Times and 2019: The Year Our World Changed. They trust this strategy will encourage you to keep going till the end.

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