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“Monumental sculpture” sought for Bengaluru Kempegowda


Bengaluru Kempegowda operator, BIAL, today announced an open call inviting artists and art groups to submit proposals for a 20-metre high “monumental sculpture” at the forest belt area in Terminal 2.

The Art Programme in Terminal 2 will apparently mirror two themes – Karnataka’s rich heritage and culture and Naurasa – the nine emotions highlighted in Bharata’s Natyashastra.

The winning artwork will be displayed at the forest belt area that is located between the main terminal building and the boarding gates.

According to BIAL, all submissions must be original and not a replica of previous work, and “should be inspired by the rich art and cultural heritage of Karnataka or South India”.

BIAL says: “This initiative is our endeavour to provide travellers with an authentic experience that captures the rich heritage and essence of Karnataka.

“Through this programme we intend to support and showcase the talent of the artists and make every journey a memorable one using art as a medium.”

The airport’s first open call for the art programme in 2020 was a massive success and received 300 entries. This second open call for a monumental sculpture is one-of-its-kind and offers a great opportunity for artists to showcase their talent.

All submissions must be emailed to artprogramme@bialairport.com by 23:59 hours on September 15, 2022. The winner will be announced by October 10, 2022.

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