Sep 23 2022 to Sep 28 2022 5:30 p.m.
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7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rumale Chennabasaviah, an art exhibition, series of talks and Art Park will be presented between 23rd to 28th September. All events listed below are open to the general public. Venue Date & Time Event Gallery, 2nd Floor 23 September | Friday 5:30 pm Inauguration Auditorium 23 September | Friday 6 to 7 pm Remembering Rumale Gallery, 2nd Floor 24 to 28 September | Saturday to Wednesday 11 am to 8 pm Rumale – Bangalore’s Flora through the eyes of an Artist Ground Floor, 1st Floor and 2nd Floor Foyer 25 September | Sunday 11 am to 5 pm Art Park Gallery, 2nd Floor 24, 26, 27 and 28 September | Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5:30 to 6:30 pm Docent Walk BIC Streams 28 September | Wednesday 6 to 7 pm Rumale in Retrospect Art Park | 25th September | Sunday | 11 am to 5 pm | Ground Floor, 1st Floor and 2nd Floor Foyer Art Park Bengaluru is a cultural initiative launched by Bangalore-based contemporary artists. The intention of the Art Park is to provide an opportunity for those interested in the visual arts to interact with artists, observe varied methods and techniques and develop a deeper understanding as well as knowledge about art by engaging in conversations. Hence, Art Park aims to bridge the gap between visual art and the general public by involving senior as well as young artists. This is a special Art Park event for which 25 artists are invited to create watercolour landscape paintings, adhering to the expertise of Rumale. Visitors can view the paintings in progress and interact with the artists. Upon completion, the paintings will also be available for sale. M.S. Murthy and Chandranath Acharya are the Chief Guests for the Art Park. Remembering Rumale | 23 September | Friday | 6 to 7 pm | Auditorium A series of short talks on Remembering Rumale by Chiranjiv Singh, MJ Kamalakshi, Pushpa Dravid, Mahendra D and Nazneen Banu with opening curatorial remarks by Suresh Jayaram. Rumale in Retrospect | 28 September | Wednesday | 6 to 7 pm | BIC Streams This session brings together three art historians – Shukla Sawanth, Pramila Lochan and Suresh Jayaram. The panel will discuss Rumale’s work in the context of landscape painting in Karnataka in general, with a specific focus on Bangalore and its fauna. They will engage in a discussion about Rumale’s subjective preoccupation, technique, and what made him unique alongside a consideration of his contemporaries. Rumale – Bangalore’s Flora through the eyes of an Artist | 24 to 28 September | Saturday to Wednesday | 11 am to 8 pm | Gallery, 2nd Floor This curated art exhibition presented by Rumale Art House focuses on Rumale Chennabasaviah, who was a celebrated painter of Bangalore’s Landscape and botanical diversity of trees. In the context of representing the urban Landscape, we see that Bangalore is known for the systematic cultivation of nature. This involved selection of species, acclimatization, and propagation, eventually handing Bangalore the title of ‘Garden City’. The identity of the ‘Garden City’ was difficult to retain in the process of transforming into an emerging metropolis, and the utopian vision had to be constantly recreated by the city to reclaim this loss. The citizen was envisioned to be a disciplined, productive, and progressive member of society. The city was supposed to be designed to enhance these visions. Rumale Chennabasaviah was a passionate artist with a dedication to portraying the city, particularly its modernist buildings and verdant flora. His bold tactile strokes made his work look like impasto, which became a signature style. In the 70s and 80s, Rumale showed his keen interest to capture nature in the urban context of Bangalore. The artist pushed the boundaries of landscape painting even further by making it tactile and moving away from the dominant colonial style. By relating to his own urban environment, Rumale was honest about his passion as a painter. He had left behind all his political affiliations and aspirations to live in a changing city. His search for inspiration in the city gardens and homes was a spiritual quest to be alone amidst the diversity of flowers that connect the city to another global enterprise of plant migration. Books and portfolios published on Rumale Chennabasaviah will also be available for sale during the course of the exhibition. Curated by Suresh Jayaram. Inauguration by Chiranjiv Singh, MJ Kamalakshi, Pushpa Dravid, Mahendra D and Nazneen Banu. Presented by Rumale Art House