Visitors to the newly opened Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), the city’s first major private museum that balances cultural heritage, traditional art and technology, on Kasturba Road in Bengaluru on February 18, 2023. Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K
The Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), Bengaluru’s first major private museum, opened its doors on Kasturba Road with the inaugural series, ‘Art is Life: New Beginnings’. Ahead of the launch, the museum is holding week-long events from February 18 to 24.
With the latest technology, the museum is built on the pillars of an innovative digital format that was introduced in 2020. It includes virtual exhibitions, artist lectures, virtual reality competitions and several keynote discussions with leading museum directors. A world that focuses on collecting.
MAP is Bengaluru’s first major private museum balancing heritage, traditional art and technology located on Kasturba Road in Bengaluru on February 18, 2023. Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K
Digital interventions, such as the Sasken Multimedia Gallery, enhance the museum experience for MAP visitors and make the entire collection accessible even when individual pieces are not on display.
The brand new series includes four exhibitions and a series of new commissions. Curated by MAP director Kamini Sawhney, ‘Visible/Invisible’ features works by renowned Indian artists such as Jamini Roy, Bhupin Khakhar, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Ravinder Reddy, Arpita Singh, MF Hussain and women in art. Let’s review the character.
The brand new series includes four exhibitions and a series of new commissions. | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K
With more than 160 photographs, renowned Indian artist Jyoti Bhatt’s collection “Time and Time Again” traces her path as a photographer in the second half of the 20th century. This installation highlights his experience with multiple exposures and fragmented mirror imagery, as well as rural villages, portraits of other artists and self-portraits.
MAP also features LN Tallur’s sculpture and film series called “Chiragh-ul”, which explores the relationship between artificial intelligence and formal belief systems and confronts viewers with humanity’s increasing dependence on technology. It forces me to think. Themes of darkness, interactions between celestial beings, and white spaces are established through the use of conceptual chatbots, neural networks, composite data, and white spaces.
Three years of research supported work
Talking about what makes MAP so different, Ms. Sawhney said, “MAPs collections are spread across six categories – modern, modern and contemporary, textiles, photography, local art, and popular culture such as Bollywood posters and film scripts. It tells the stories of all the communities that make up India. We tell a much wider range of stories than other museums. Displays a permanent collection of visible/invisible MAPs. But we also commissioned different artists to create works that became part of the work. We worked on this exhibition for three years and there is a catalog with it.
MAPs collections are spread across six categories — pre-modern, modern and contemporary, textiles, photography, local art, and popular culture such as Bollywood posters and film scripts. | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K
MAP first started as a digital museum. “We came up with the concept of MAP Labs which looks at the intersection of science and arts and how we can use technology to find art solutions. In our first collaboration with Accenture, we got a 3D figure or MF Hussain. came up with the idea of creating a hologram of , a famous artist that many youngsters have not interacted with. It enabled them to interact with MF Hussain and understand his work,” said Ms. Sawhney. said