Pune Biennale Festival 2017

Past Projects 2013

Sculptures

More than 30 sculptures were created out of the junk material by three teams and twenty artists that were displayed on the hill. Both metal and timber junk was made available by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) from its junkyards. Many of these sculptures are now gifted back to the PMC to install at various gardens in the city. Well-known artists including Raju Sutar, Bharati Pitre, Vaishali Oak, Vikram Kulkarni, Bhaskar Hande created excellent sculptures responding to the theme of the Biennale.

Painting

Pune's art has its own place in the city but the city needed a stronger exposure to the visual arts and that happened with MOHOR: Pune Biennale in January. To give public an extensive insight with the way art has evolved, there were exhibition at Ishanya (Tilting Art Gallery),Gole Road ( New Art Gallery), Aba Bagul Udyan (Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Art Gallery) and Balgandharav Art Gallery.

Photography

The 'Photography' segment of the Biennale was organized by Bharati Vidyapeeth School of Photography (BVSP) under the guidance its director of Rajan Chaughule, an ace photographer himself and the Pune Photographic Society. Three exhibitions were organized with the aim of exposing people to the rich heritage of Pune , through two photo essays on Wadas and Tambat Ali.

Performing Arts

The 'Performing Arts' segment of Pune Biennale included musical performances and experimental programs.The major highlights of this segment were a combination of the traditional folk performing arts to the most modern art forms like intelligent dance, sand animation and water drop art.

Film

The "Film"? segment was focused on screening of short-film selected through open competition and screening of some old documentaries and films on the hills of Pune. The idea was to encourage filmmakers to express themselves through the medium of short films and in any genre of film based on the subject, like fiction, non-fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.

Environment

In the "Environment"? Segment several activities were planned at three selected hills to highlight various aspects of the environment including the floral and faunal richness and diversity on the hills.Vishwajeet Naik, birdwatcher, environmentalist photographer and naturalist gave a talk on Bird Nesting at Taljai on 12 th January. A bird watching session was also organized for the bird enthusiasts under the guidance of Charuhas Kolhatkar.

Design

Design can be defined as an idea that gets translated into a 'function', whether it is a product, a graphic, an automobile, a building, a service or even a process. It is part and parcel of our everyday life right from the toothbrush we use , the chair we sit on, the packaging of food or using our phones to the designing of our environments , online services , branding, creating business cultures or even the systems that are set up to make our life easier. Design is everywhere.

Architecture

The Architecture stream in Pune Biennale is woven around the theme of 'Envisioning Hills as Public Spaces'? and was guided by architects Narendra Dengle and Christopher Benninger. There were three important section: Tekdi Alekan, Design Ideas for Development of Hills, and open dialogue titled as 'Envisioning Hills as Public Spaces'.

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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

Identity and self (11.30 a.m)

Event Date - 27 th Jan- 17

Poetry at Sangam
Timing - 7.00 p.m
Venue - India House Art Gallery, Balewadi

Event Date - 20 th Jan- 17

Video presentations
Timing - 5.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

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
Timing - 11.00 am to 12.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

2) Video presentations
Timing - 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

3) Talk:“Cosmic Sound & Cosmic Web”
Timing - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue - Yona friedman Canopy, Phule Museum, Shivaji Nagar

4) Movie and Discussion on " Laxma Gaud "
Timing - (4:00 pm)
Venue - Yashwantrao Chavan Art Gallery, Kothrud

Event Date - 22 nd January- 17

1) “Earth Matters” : Drawing Competition for Children
Timing - 5.00 pm
Venue - Sambhaji Park, Shivaji Nagar.

2) “Dance Your Way Thru’ Images, Haiku and Abhinaya!”
Timing - 5.00 pm

Venue - British Council Library, F.C Raod.

Event Date - 24 th January- 17

“Mix the Play”
Timing - 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
Venue - British Council Library, F.C Road.

Event Date - 28 th January- 17

1) Talk: “Pune. Arrival City”
Timing - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue - Yona friedman Canopy, Phule Museum, Shivaji Nagar

2) Award Distribution: Children Drawing competition
Timing - 6 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

Event Date - 29 th January- 17

Closing Ceremony
Timing - 5.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road