VAGFORUM meets New Minister of Tourism, Priyank Kharge

On 15th July, 2016 VAGFORUM met & discussed with Sri Priyank Kharge at Vidhana Soudha about the concerns of the MoU and the forum’s collective vision, after having met him for a tour of Venkatappa Art Gallery a day earlier. Top : Jubilant VAGFORUM members presenting Minster Sri Priyank Kharge a compiled dossier regarding the…

Meera Gyanchand collects Signatures from Sadashivnagar

They came rushing to sign. There was a lot of excitement. I am very popular in my area. All around my house there are politicians. Santosh Hegde lives next door. The experience was amazing. When I put up the canvas I felt it was too big (3×4 feet). Even before adjusting the canvas they said Venkatappa!…

Paramesh Jolad’s protest keeps up the momentum

Forum keeps save Venkatappa Art Gallery agitation alive Deccan Herald May 27, 2016 Proceeds from the protest where Rs 178 was donated by the Public on Shivananda Circle, the money was sent Via Money Order to Anugraha, residence of the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Siddaramaiah. With ‘If you need money, let me know’ as…

TV9 News9 Coverage of two shows

TV9 News9 Coverage of the Private Collection Public Museum show   ‘ART SATYAGRAHA’ – NEWS9 Kasturba Road, artists protest in unique manner – NEWS9

VAGathon

ART Marathon at Venkatappa Art Gallery on 9th,10th,11th May 2016.   The concept is closely linked to the structure and execution of this ‘exhibition’: Each day the action starts at 11am and ends at 7 pm. The day is divided into 9 slots, each slot will show 4 or 5 artists at a time including…

Off the sweat of your brow, sucker!

A personal look at the impact of neoliberal values on the way we live Kirtana Kumar for Yourstory.co April 28, 2016 | “The global application of a fraudulent economic theory brought the west to its knees. Yet for those in power, it offers riches…. In 2012, the world’s 100 richest people became $241 billion richer.” –…

Reviews of PCPM show

ಅಪರೂಪ ಸಂಗ್ರಹದ ಅನಾವರಣ ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ ವಾರ್ತೆ Kannada Prabha Dada-esque protest is VAG’s new mantra Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Nitindra Bandyopadhyay | 4-05-2016 VAG is Home, Say Bangalore Artists New Indian Express | VAG forum artists put slices of their lives on display Mahalakshmi P | Times of India | May 4, 2016 Art gallery adoption: Artists…

Exhibition 1 : ‘Private Collections Public Museum’.

‘Private Collections Public Museum’. May 3rd to May 5th Venkatappa Art Gallery  Alaka Rau, Anjana Chetty, Avinash Veera Raghavan , Ayisha Abraham, Babu Eshwar Prasad, Detritus Emeritus, Dimple shah, Gurudas Shenoy, HA Anil Kumar , Lalitha shankar, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Prakash A M, Pushpamala N, Raghu Wodeyar, Shamsunder S , Sheela Gowda , Smitha Cariappa ,…

THE PERFECT NEST FOR MAP

VAG DIRTY It has come to our attention that one of our leading intellectuals, Mr. Pinley Stanto, part of MAP’s deadly arsenal and inventor of the terms “fakeroo” and “factoid” which have enriched the city’s lexicon, went to Venkatappa Art Gallery the other day to investigate the true facts for himself. He had a disturbing…

ಬಂಡವಾಳದ ಭ್ರಮೆ: ದಿವಾಳಿಯಾಗಿರುವ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರ ಕಟ್ಟು ಕಥೆಗಳು

ಬಂಡವಾಳದ ಭ್ರಮೆ: ದಿವಾಳಿಯಾಗಿರುವ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರ ಕಟ್ಟು ಕಥೆಗಳು ರಶ್ಮಿ ಮುನಿಕೆಂಪಣ್ಣ ಮತ್ತು ಶ್ರೀಧರ್ ಗೌಡ ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ 28 ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಗೊಂಡ ಲೇಖನದ ಪೂರ್ಣ ಆವೃತ್ತಿ. ವೆಂಕಟಪ್ಪ ಆರ್ಟ್ ಗ್ಯಾಲರಿಯನ್ನು ಖಾಸಗಿಯವರಿಗೆ ‘ದತ್ತು’ ಕೊಡುವ ವಿವಾದದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹುಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪವಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ವಿಚಾರಗಳು ಎರಡು. ಮೊದಲನೆಯದ್ದು ಇಂಥ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಡೆಸುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂಡವಾಳದ ಕೊರತೆ ಕಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವುದು. ಎರಡನೆಯದ್ದು ಖಾಸಗಿ ವಲಯದಿಂದ ಬರುವ ಹಣದಿಂದ ಇದನ್ನು ನಡೆಸುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಅನುಕೂಲವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂಬುದು. ವಸ್ತು ಸಂಗ್ರಹಾಲಯ ಮತ್ತು…

Who will hear an artist’s anguish Umakka? by Paramesh Jolad

Artist Paramesh Jolad’s letter to Umashree, Minister for Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka and an award winning artist. Translated from Kannada by Sridhar Gowda Umashree Akka, I won’t ask you about your wellbeing as I am coming to know of it every day on television and in the newspapers. This electronic world has given…

Na D’Souza’s letter to the CM, in support of VAG

Eminent writer in Kannada, Na D’Souza, has been writing since last four-five decades. His writings have been published in most leading publications of the Kannada world. “Kunjala Kaniveya Hoogalu” (rare flowers from the valley of Kunjala) is a classic novel, inbuilt into the genre of travelogue, by him. Click here to open the PDF version…

KARNATAKA WORLD CAFÉ

On Sunday, April 10th at Venkatappa Art Gallery VAG Forum cordially invites you to participate in the Karnataka World Café on Sunday, 10th April at Venkatappa Art Gallery “to formulate a ‘Vision for Venkatappa Art Gallery”. The decision by the Government of Karnataka in signing away Venkatappa Art Gallery and several other cultural places in…

W(h)ither Democracy?!

Alaka Rao (With inputs from Sheela Gowda) Venkatappa Art Gallery Issue The handing over of Venkatappa Art Gallery in adoption to a private businessman stands up as a classic case of mockery of propriety. The resistance of the Visual Artists of Karnataka who have taken up cudgels against the Government succumbing to corporate cronyism, raises…

A Sweetheart Deal

by The Phantom Lady Cynical governments, greedy corporates and paid mobs are invading our intellectual and cultural spaces in a pincer move, squeezing out all independent thought and creative action. Karnataka artists are fiercely opposing the state government move to hand over the official state art gallery in Bangalore to a corporate collector to rebuild…

Artists to propose alternative plans for Venkatappa Art Gallery

By Divya Shekhar | April 1st, 2016 | Economic Times BENGALURU: After an hour long meeting with Karnataka tourism minister RV Deshpande and culture minister Umashree on Thursday evening, artists protesting against the adoption of the Venkatappa Art Gallery (VAG) by entrepreneur Abhishek Poddar said that they will propose their own alternatives for the gallery’s future…