Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Art Trail (BAT) conducted by Utsha Foundation in collaboration with Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Tourism Department will be inaugurated here, on November 18.
The Bhubaneswar Art Trail (BAT) is a unique art initiative in the country, aiming at creating a creative space around the Old Town (which is often described as the ‘a treasure trove of time since 6th century CE’), and introducing art to the public in such a mystic setting and maverick air.
The theme of this edition is ‘Navigation is Offline’ and is curated by Jagannath Panda and Premjish Achari. The title of this curatorial proposal refers to the contemporary technology-driven societies’ overreliance on navigational technologies to identify, access and reach destinations.
This public art exhibition will also feature various outreach activities which will activate the cultural spaces of Bhubaneswar. These include a one-day colloquium with prominent artists, curators, art writers, film festival by National Film Archive of India, various talks by prominent film makers, writers, historians, etc., hands-on art workshop for children by Art1st Foundation, eco-printing workshop, and various classical and folk performances.
The fraternity congregation will have artists like Ramahari Jena, Veejayant Dash, Pratul Dash, Gigi Scaria, Sudarshan Shetty, Sharmila Samant, Arunkumar HG, Markus Baenziger, Cecile Beau, Ramakant Samantaray, SailenRoutray, Smrutikanta Rout, Pratap Jena, Subrat Behera Kumar, Suchismita Mohanty Ram, Niroj Satpathy, Samarjeet Behera, Satyabhama Majhi, architects Sayantan Maitra and Sibananda Bhol, Teja Gavankar, Arnika Ahldag, textile designer Pankaja Sethi, and many others from India and abroad.