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Head To Pune This Week For The Third Edition Of The City's Art Biennale

Jayati posted on 31st December

What Is It?

Pune Biennale 2017 is all set for its third edition which will be curated by Zasha Colah and Luca Cerizza. The exhibition will be feature 21 artists, and a miniature social sculpture in the form of an amphitheater will take shape in the Sambhaji park from January 5 to 29 January.

Who Is It For?

For the connoisseurs of art, students and anyone who is willing to explore the complexity of everyday art. Massimo Bartolini will take charge of the amphitheater, which has been titled 'Audience for a Tree'. will also host a few events throughout the Biennale. The exhibition over all has been titled 'Habit co-Habit', a theme which will explore the life of a city life, of people coexisting with one another, and things around them.

Photo source: Ramnath Bhat via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Photo source: Ramnath Bhat via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Eight places across Pune have been carefully chosen by the curators to set up the artwork art which includes, Pataleshwar Temple, Pune Municipal Corporation Printing Press, and the Z bridge.

Why Should I Go?

If you're fascinated by the arts, and want to engage with the artists. Since there'll be artwork displayed by 21 local and international artists, you can expect diverse artwork. The Shivaji Preparatory Military School will house 'Notes on Migration' which details the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, a multimedia exhibition titled To Be AND NOT To Be which has been curated by Bina Sarkar Ellias. This will also feature a photography exhibition by different photographers from around the world.

29122016_puneiennalefoundation01Apart from this, a unique project will be taking shape. The Empress Garden in Pune will be transformed into a beautiful landscape of work, with the theme 'Identity & Self'. Herein, the artists can in their creative capacity interpret the theme in their own way, and by the end of it, through the duration of the Biennale, Empress Garden will have artwork.

Anything Else?

Looking to get involved? You can also get involved in painting the walls at the Biennale. Pune speaking walls, a project that'll open up on 5 January, anyone is welcome to sign up and paint murals on the wall.

For registration, go here.

Photos source: Pune Biennale