|Company||Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru|
This initiative will enable local and global artists to showcase their talent by enlivening the culture of Karnataka and South India
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) today announced a unique programme inviting artists and art groups to submit proposals for a 20-meter-high monumental sculpture at the Forest Belt Area in the upcoming Terminal 2 (T2) of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/ BLR Airport). The Art Programme in T2 at BLR Airport will mirror two themes – Karnataka’s rich heritage and culture and Naurasa – the nine emotions highlighted in Bharata’s Natyashastra. The shortlisted proposal will be commissioned and displayed at the forest belt area between the main terminal building and the boarding piers.
The proposals must be original and not a replica of previous work and should be inspired by the rich art and cultural heritage of Karnataka and other Southern States in India. They will be reviewed by an independent advisory panel and BIAL stakeholders.
“In an endeavour to provide our travellers with an authentic experience, this initiative will enable travellers to relive the rich heritage and essence of Karnataka. Art has the amazing ability to create delight during a passenger’s journey. Through this programme, we intend to make travellers pause, smile, introspect and be rejuvenated, making the journey a memorable experience through the artform. We endeavour to showcase the talent of these artists and support their talent through this programme,” said a BIAL spokesperson.
The airport’s first open call for the art programme was in 2020, it was a massive success and they received 300 entries. This second open call is a one-of-its-kind call for a monumental sculpture and is a great opportunity for artists to showcase their talent.
Participation will be closed by September 15, entries must be submitted before or on the date mentioned. Entries must be emailed to email@example.com The winner will be announced by October 3, 2022.
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About BIAL’s Art Programme
BIAL’s Art Programme will include permanent displays to enhance the aesthetics of T2 and create a meaningful experience for sharing stories about BLR Airport, Bengaluru’s culture & the very people who make it unique. The Art Programme aspires to create enriching moments at the Terminal and evoke a feeling of pride among the people of Karnataka. BIAL’s Art Programme is aimed at making a journey a memorable experience, through art.