Honorable Home Minister Shri Ramalinga Reddy inaugurated the Phoenix ‘ArtSci Fest 2018‘ – A celebration of Indian Art, Science, Poetry, Philosophy and Spirit that showcases the works of some of the most acclaimed artists in the country. The ArtSci fest aims at a scientific engagement with the public, keeping in mind the technical advancements of the day. Gracing the occasion, Honorable Home Minister Shri Ramalinga Reddy said, “I’m glad to be here at Phoenix Marketcity Bengaluru to inaugurate the ArtSci Festival. The Phoenix mall has become a household name when it comes to doing innovative events to please customers and going by how the sculptures and the art gallery looks this event will surely be a grand success.”
Addressing the gathering, Gajendra Singh Rathore, Centre Director – Phoenix Marketcity Bengaluru, said, “We are delighted to launch the Phoenix ArtSci Festival 2018 which has been curated by E-Studio. We have had so many great artists and scientists from our country making us proud on a global stage and this festival is a tribute to all their contributions.” Ritu Mehta, Marketing Head – Phoenix Marketcity Bengaluru added, “After the splendid success of the Phoenix Festival, we wanted to start the new year off in similar fashion. Hence we have come up with ArtSci where we will display some of the works of the most talented artists in the country. The event is sure to make heads turn.”
The art gallery setup inside the mall featured a dazzling array of paintings and art installations. The modernist paintings of Padma Vibhushan awardee KG Subramanyan. The masterpieces of Rupchand Kundu. The clay sculptures of Shafeeque Punatihl. The minimalist paintings of master water colorist Spoorthy Murali. The works of puppeteer Dattatreya Aralikatte. The ‘Engineering Art’ of Ramji, who uses his engineering skills to create scale models of anything under the sun. In short, the exhibition offered a glimpse of the spectacularly vast spectrum of contemporary Indian art. The art display will be there till 5th March.