Pune Biennale Foundation is glad to present our readers the outcome of the projects we have been working on. The Foundation focuses on providing a new opportunity for artists, designers and architects to create an artistic intervention in Pune. While working on each projects, we want to contribute into the exchange of information by creating a dialogue between art related organizations.
We are building a practice, that is engaging people in educationally enjoyable experiences from which they can take their own personal meaning. By engaging visitors/citizens in a communication process, where person is able to relate to his/her experiences, our city could become more attractive and more accessible.
‘Chaan-Daar’ is a place-making initiative taken up by Pune Biennale Foundation and Panchshil Foundation for upliftment of public spaces in slums and settlements. This project is based on the idea of “sundarta se swachta ki oor” and is appropriately called “Chaan-Daar”- a simple term to convey the essence of the project: A metaphorical opening of minds towards beautiful and clean living environment.
Smart Heritage in Smart City was the workshop by Pune Biennale Foundation, INTACH Heritage Academy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, BV College of Architecture and Dr. B.N. College of Architectue held on the 28th – 30th August 2017.
Venue: Institute of Environment Education and Research
Pune Speaking Walls is a collaboration between the Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune Biennale Foundation, professional artists, art students and school children. This project aims to build a community of aesthetic citizens who are aware of the rich heritage and fascinating stories that this city has to narrate.
Pune Biennale Foundation adds aesthetic value to a public building - Lighthouse, Pune with Nilesh Artist and his team.
More than 16000 sqft, 6 floors high, a humongous effort to convert an old bus depot building into a piece of art! That's what Pune Biennale Foundation does - literally lift and elevate public art.
Venue: PMPML Bus station, Hadapsar
As a part of In-City Aesthetic Interventions, Pune Biennale Foundation located artworks, which were created under Sculptures from Junk Project during PB 2017, on the DP road in June 2017. In a common understanding, we are all supposed to reduce, reuse and recycle, but for artists, reuse and recycle often have totally different meaning. Artists have been working to make recycled materials into sculptures, often incorporating mechanical elements.
Venue: DP Road, Aundh
On the 19th – 21st of May, as part of the Pune Speaking Walls project artists from Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai along with the Aravani Art Project in collaboration with the Transgender community of Pune painted walls in a public space to raise awareness and create a place for a discourse, to break stereotyping and discrimination.
Venue: Budhwarpeth area
Time is a river; unchallenged, unbroken, ever evolving and ever changing.
You do not step into a same river twice, they say. Civilisations flourish where there have been rivers. There has been a beautiful confluence of two water bodies; Mula and Mutha. And so, the story of our Pune begins.
Do not expect the story that has been popularly portrayed through time. The story is that of a city narrated by itself. It is a collection of the personal, intimate yet unobserved moments that fleet away everyday; lost and never to be found again.