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Artist, Authors & Curators

Artist, Author & Curator

Date & Time

Sat, 9 Dec 2023 10:00 am Wed, 13 Dec 2023 8:00 pm

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, 9 December 2023, 12:30 pm
Exhibition on show until Wednesday, 13 Dec 2023
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm

Walkthroughs with the Artist
9 December, Saturday, 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm
10 December, Sunday, 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm
11 December, Monday, 5:30 pm
12 December, Tuesday, 5:30 pm
13 December, Wednesday, 5:30 pm

In this exhibition and the accompanying book, The Great Bangalore Morph: From Kempegowda to Covid, cartoonist Paul Fernandes and collaborator Chicku Jayadeva take you on a journey through impressive swathes of time, with glimpses of the city’s past, present, and possible future. Starting from the story of Bangalore’s founding when it was under the governance of a Chieftain of the Yelahanka Prabhus, we journey through the city’s many avatars – from a sleepy pensioner’s paradise and garden city, to a cosmopolitan wonderland of snazzy pubs with draft beer on tap, and through the ‘IT boom’, which made Bangalore the poster child of successful globalisation. Soon Bangalore became India’s fastest growing city, expanding chaotically in all ways and directions; for better and for worse. And then came the takeover by a wily, virulent virus…

Peppered with interesting facts from now and then, The Great Bangalore Morph chronicles the historical, geographical, social, economic and cultural growth of the city. To make it easy to navigate, the authors break Bangalore’s history into three distinct periods: Days of Yore, More Familiar Times and 2019: The Year Our World Changed. They trust this strategy will encourage you to keep going till the end.

Artist, Authors & Curators

Paul Fernandes

Artist, Author & Curator

Paul Fernandes is a proud “Old Bangalorean”. He was born and schooled (St. Joseph’s Boys’ School) in the city, leaving only to study at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara. After working in Mumbai briefly, like a homing pigeon, he came back to Bangalore. For good.

Chicku Jayadeva

Co-Author

Meena ‘Chicku’ Jayadeva, was born in Bangalore, grew up in Madras and several other places, then returned to the city of her birth, which she now calls home. Chicku studied to be a broadcast journalist, but wandered into the field of writing instead.

Prateeti Punja Ballal

Co-Curator

Prateeti Punja Ballal grew up in Bangalore and did her postgraduate work in the US. She taught Literature at various universities there, and earlier worked in the software industry for fifteen years. A musician and dancer, she has a sustaining interest in the arts.