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Beyond traffic jam to creativity jam: the Whitefield Art Collective is back

Whitefield has much to offer beyond its infamous traffic jams. Head out to VR Bengaluru for the month-long exhibition of the Whitefield Art Collective, called 'Connecting Communities through Art.'

Madanmohan Rao
9th Mar 2019
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PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In the earlier 310 posts, we featured an art festival, cartoon gallery. world music festivaltelecom expomillets fair, climate change expo, wildlife conference, startup festival, Diwali rangoli, and jazz festival.


Whitefield Art Collective 2019

Titled ‘Connecting Communities Through Art,’ the Whitefield Art Collective is back with the 2019 edition of its exhibition at VR Bengaluru. See our coverage of some of the earlier editions in 2018 and 2016.


The exhibition includes collected works of a range of established and emerging artists. The lineup this year features Yusuf Arakkal, Bose Krishnamachari, Gogi Saroj Pal, Farhad Hussain, Vikash Kalra, Murali Cheeroth, SG Vasudev, and S. Harshavardhana.


The fourth edition of the exhibition includes paintings, installations, sculptures, photography contest, and a children’s art competition. There are also live music performances by Kerala band Avial, and a tribute to ColdPlay.


One of the unusual exhibits includes the VR Art Car, a work by artist M Senathipathi, President of Cholamandal Artists' Village. The other 100 art works include the metal sculptures of Kalyan Rathore (see our artist interview here).


Partners for the exhibition this year include Chitrakala Parishad (Bengaluru) and the Government College of Fine Art (Pondicherry, Kumbakonam, Chennai). In Part II of this photo essay, we will feature insights from the exhibition curator and participating artists.


Now, what have you done today to go beyond the daily grind of your routine to connect with your community, or with art – or even better, with both?



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