Pune Biennale Festival 2017

PUNE BIENNALE 2017

Welcome to the third edition of the Pune Biennale, a vibrant art festival that is making its presence felt on the international art map. It promises to be a spectacular event in the public art domain, re-imagining spaces for creative expression in the city, thereby making art more accessible, and offering a platform for artists to engage with the city's population.

Pune Biennale 2017 invites you to get enriched with Habit Co Habit curated by Zasha Colah and Luca Cerizza and showcasing international artists in Pune's landmark locations like Pataleshwar Caves, Balgandharva, Z-Bridge, Jungli Maharaj Temple, PES Modern High School, Empress Garden.

Come engage in our Participatory Projects involving all sections of society and being housed in major art galleries and parks like Empress Garden as well as moving spaces created especially for this art event in the city.

Block the dates 5th to 29th January 2017 - and get ready to embrace the city's creativity while connecting with great artists and thinkers from across India and abroad - in a not-to-be-missed celebration of design, architecture, performance, installation art and much more!

PARTICIPATORY PROJECTS

Other varied projects of Pune Biennale 2017

Pune Biennale Foundation strives towards broadening participation of people from different walks of life and diverse expressions of art in developing aesthetic sensibilities in our society.

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Inclusive Art (with specially-abled)

In its third edition, Pune Biennale brings forth a very interesting opportunity to experience inclusive art. Take your pick from the multiple ways in which we intend to disseminate this project:

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Young Expressions: Student Projects

Young Expressions, is a platform to bring together artistic initiatives from art schools across the country. Pune Biennale invites students of various Indian art schools to share their Young Expressions by engaging in a dialogue, and thereby develop an unusual genesis of contemporary Indian art.

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Not Just A Garden

Pune boasts of over 20 parks. Have you been to one of the most prominent landm(p)arks in the city - the Empress Garden? Regular visitors are already acquainted with the buzz and social vibe of its huge premises.

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Moving Art Spaces

What constitutes an art space? Galleries? Auditoriums? Parks?

How about an art space which moves and allows you to move through it? Pune Biennale Foundation did some out of the box thinking to bring to the city some unique architectural spaces which will be transient, thereby exapnding the field of art, spatially and temporally.

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My City/My Art

A city is no more than its people. Pune Biennale 2017 offers an open platform for people to speak their mind publicly in an articulate yet artistic mode/form. It is only through such free rendering that our city can benefit from the public and participatory artistic expressions.

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Galleria

Imagine having to choose from several art galleries because they are hosting concurrent shows! Well, this is no advertisement in Berlin or Edinburgh or such.

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Testimonials

Pune Biennale is important for it brings together people around art, nature and environment.

 

Christopher Benninger, highly awarded architect-planner

Pune Biennale is a great step towards visual enlightenment of Pune.

 

Subodh Kerkar, internationally acclaimed artist; and Chief Guest at closing ceremony of Pune Biennale 2015

Pune Biennale provides a platform to the citizens to showcase their talent in art in this city.

 

Dattatraya Dhankavade, Ex-Mayor at the inauguration of Pune Biennale 2015

Events

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Event Date - 5 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: "Search Within" (11.00 a.m)
2) Inauguration: Pune Biennale 2017 (5.00 p.m)

Event Date - 16 th Jan- 17

1) Identity and self (11.30 a.m)

Event Date - 27 th Jan- 17

1) Poetry at Sangam (7.00 p.m)

Event Date - 20 th Jan- 17

1) Video presentations (5.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m)

Event Date - 31 th December- 16

1) Public spaces

Event Date - 6 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: Moving art spaces (11.00 a.m)
2) Inauguration:Habit - co - Habit (1.30 p.m)
3) Inauguration: “Identity and Self” (6.30 p.m)
4) Inauguration:Vaishwik Art Environament (5.00 p.m)
5) Inauguration:Merawala Blue (6.00 p.m)

Event Date - 7 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: Young Expressions (10.30 a.m)
2) Inauguration: Not just a garden (12.30 p.m)
3) Talk: “Everyday Spaces” (2.30 pm – 4.30 pm)

Event Date - 8 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: “Art, Space and Props” (12.30 pm)
2) Talk: “Artistic Simulations” (11.00 am- 1.30 pm)
3) Inauguration: “Out of Shadows” (4.30 pm)
4) Inauguration: Indigo Routes” (7.0 pm)

Event Date - 9 th January- 17

1) Etching Workshop (10.30 a.m)

Event Date - 13 th January- 17

1) Video presentation:From Mobile Parikh center,Mumbai (5.00 pm to 6.00 p.m)

Event Date - 14 th January- 17

1) “Kriya” –painting workshop (10:00 am- 7:00 pm)
2) Talk:“Idiorrhythmy” (3:00 – 5:00 pm)
3) Moving Pictures: Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Awards (5.00 – 7.00pm)

Event Date - 15 th January- 17

1) Moving Pictures: Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Awards (5.00 – 7.00pm)

Event Date - 21 th January- 17

1) Talk: “Indian School of Polish Capitalism” by Janek Simon and Max Cegielski (11.30 am)
2) Talk:“Cosmic Sound & Cosmic Web” (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Event Date - 22 nd January- 17

1) “Dance Your Way Thru’ Images, Haiku and Abhinaya!” (5.00 pm)

Event Date - 24 th January- 17

1) “Mix the Play” (10.00 am to 2.30 pm)

Event Date - 28 th January- 17

1) Talk: “Pune. Arrival City” (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
2) Award Distribution: Children Drawing competition (4.30pm)

Event Date - 29 th January- 17

1) Closing Ceremony (5.30pm)