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…

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

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…

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…

Unanswered questions in the raging VAG debate ~ The Hindu

PDF : March 31st Unanswered questions in the raging VAG debate _ The Hindu – Mobile edition March 31, 2016 The recent vehement debate over the future of the Venkatappa Art Gallery (VAG) has pitted friend against friend. There is a view that, as a private entity, Tasveer Foundation will do a good job of…