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The red tiled roof the Gallery Time and Space at Lavelle Road speaks of an indelible mark of the old world, in this modern city. The gallery, located next to an old English Bungalow complete with an aesthetic garden, is a pleasant sight to see. The theme, that is evident in its very name, comes out even more strongly by the juxtaposition of the art it displays and space it stands on. What started out as an ode to Contemporary Indian art now stands as one of the richest culture hubs in Bengaluru. The gallery not only holds art exhibitions but it also functions as a venue for many book readings, film screenings, discussions on art sessions etc. Artists featured here include names such as Amitabh Sengupta, Aparna Caur, F.N Souza, Ravindra Salve etc. The gallery includes works of paintings, sculptures, and photography, a window into the world of experimental art. A visit here is indeed a cultural enrichment.
Adding to the art landscape of Bengaluru, the Renaissance Gallerie focuses on contemporary artworks by upcoming artists. Located on Cunningham Road, the gallery has an excellent collection by local as well as established artists. Gallery owner Shreen Malani is actively involved in the exhibitions and also organizes various cultural events on a regular basis. The gallery is rather well-known and has the patronage of renowned artists like Samir Mondal as well as a number of celebrities and art-enthusiasts. A great place to check out the local art scene.
One of its kind in the city, the Indian Cartoon Gallery is an initiative by the Indian Institute of Cartoonists to promote the dying cartoon culture among Bengaluru's people. The gallery showcases artworks by India's legendary artists like R.K. Laxman (the common man), Mario Miranda and other renowned cartoonists. Brimming with satire, most cartoons are based on the volatile social, political, economic and cultural scenarios that exist within this diverse country. Besides permanent exhibitions, the gallery also features temporary exhibitions by local caricaturists, which are open to the public.
A contemporary art gallery located in Sadashivnagar, Mahua prides itself on showcasing talented and upcoming Indian contemporary artists. The gallery has a fine collection of paintings, sculptures, and prints by established as well as new and upcoming contemporary artists. Apart from this, there is also a collection of photographic and folk art. Besides exhibitions, the gallery also offers a number of services like consultancy as well as art education. It has gained a significant reputation among art circles in the city and is a good place to check out Indian contemporary art.