Villiam Miklos Andersen
Vernissage November 25th, 2023, 6 pm
Gallery open 26th & 27th 11am to 6 pm
1 Shanthi Road, Bheemanna Garden, Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027
In the exhibition "areas of common interest," two temporary architectural structures in Bangalore are examined, each holding significance in framing memories of romance and desire, and being a break from the expectations of daily life.
The exhibition architecture will showcase a scale model made from a specific type of metal roofing sheets used to enclose construction sites in India. These blue sheets currently surround the construction site of the former Empire Theater, a majestic 1920s building in the city center known as a meeting spot for the bohemian scene. The building was recently demolished, and the monolithic blue box now accommodates craftsmen constructing a building for the future. Upon entering the exhibition architecture, a tarsia inlay mosaic hangs, created in the artistic tradition of Mysore. The mosaic depicts a makeshift hut by Huskur Lake in Electronic City Phase II. This lake has been constructed in the newly built part of the city, providing a space where one can seek refuge from the urban grid and enjoy an intimate moment under the cover of night.