The story of the Museum of Art and Photography and a mural


Bengaluru’s Museum of Artwork and Pictures now sports activities a big, vibrant façade that includes components that make the town what it’s

There’s a new addition to the Bengaluru cityscape. The façade of the Museum of Artwork and Pictures (MAP) on Kasturba Highway, which is beneath building, has been remodeled into a big, vibrant mural.

The undertaking was dropped at life over 10 days by Aravani Artwork Challenge, a city-based cis and transwomen artwork collective. The paintings titled Story of Bangalore or Bengaluru Kathegalu, options the myriad those who make the bustling metropolis: from the morning walker and the pourakarmika to the site visitors policeman, full with orange reflector jacket.

Says Kamini Sawhney, director of MAP, “We’re a museum that’s positioned in Bengaluru, and it’s so vital to attach with the neighborhood. We’ve been doing this during the last two years with training programmes, talks and so forth. As soon as COVID-19 occurred, issues got here to a standstill however we determined that this paintings was a great way to inform Bengaluru that we’re right here. I additionally suppose that the 2 vital pillars of MAP are inclusion and accessibility and this undertaking conveys that message.”

Stating that the idea was determined after brainstorming with the Aravani group, she says, “The details that got here up have been that that is primarily a backyard metropolis that also has stunning timber and flowers, regardless of all the event. So, the mural has timber and flowers. Then we determined to have a constructing that identifies with Bengaluru so you might have the Excessive Courtroom in Cubbon Park.”

“Then you might have walkers, kids and canine. The constructing has been designed in such a means that it’s accessible to all. So, there’s a baby within the nook in a wheelchair, virtually on the MAP entrance. COVID-19 has affected our societies tremendously, so you’ll be able to see masks and frontline employees too. Everybody has included one thing that they felt was vital to the story of Bengaluru.”

The folks within the mural stay faceless, painted in several shades of brown. The thought being, “it could possibly be you”.

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