In celebration of ‘World Philosophy Day‘ (21st Nov, 2019), New Acropolis (India) has partnered with Sublime Galleria for Art Bengaluru festival 2019. We shall host two Art presentations and one Talk during this month-long festival (02nd to 30th Nov).
Paradoxes – Exhibition of photographs
Paradoxes – Exhibition of photographs by philosopher and renowned international photographer Pierre Poulain. This is presented by New Acropolis (India) in partnership with Sublime Galleria at Art Bengaluru 2019.
“When one looks at a picture, the mind recognizes the objects and people in it. But the true meaning of a picture is beyond the reality of what one sees. The true meaning of a photograph is the sentiment behind it.”
According to the traditional and philosophical conception, Art is always a manifestation of the essential, the essence of Being which necessarily requires an expression to be perceptible.
The photographs aim to capture a “paradoxical tension”, by a contrast of forms, of situations, of light, or of feeling. In photography, the paradox is always dynamic – it appears suddenly in a gaze, in a ray of light which illuminates a background, or in the movement of a person or object which enters the field of the lens.
For Pierre Poulain, photography is more of a philosophical and spiritual journey. Based in Israel, Pierre’s passion for street photography is supported by his strong views in the various philosophies of life. In 1986, he founded the centres of New Acropolis in Israel.
Pierre Poulain’s latest exhibition titled ‘Photosophy’ will be presented in Bangalore next year. For more information on the artist and his work, please visit https://www.photos-art.org/
The Butterfly Effect – an Interactive Art installation
While change is constant, often it is a single spark that triggers a movement of change that transforms our lives and our communities. Just as a butterfly symbolizes transformation, the journey from the cocoon to the freedom of the skies, the butterfly effect promises the possibility of this fascinating journey towards bringing collective change around us.
In conjunction with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, this year’s International Day of Philosophy 2019, is being celebrated by New Acropolis with the theme “The Freedom to Change”. This Interactive Art installation “The Butterfly Effect” highlights the power of individuals to bring social change through connecting practically to virtues.
The Art of Observation | Celebrating World Philosophy Day 2019
This ‘Lecture & Guided Practice’ at the Sublime Gallery, UB city, is in celebration of the ‘International Day of Philosophy 2019’
Art is an expression of beauty, a bridge for the human being in the concrete existence to touch the abstract, the sublime. This Talk combines Philosophy and Photography to develop an orientation to look at dimensions that we perhaps didn’t consider before. Often, what is most important is between the lines, beyond the apparent. To be able to metaphorically read between the lines, requires us to develop our observation. It is much more than just to see; it is to be able to look into the depths and perceive the cause of what is seen, allowing it to touch and change us.
Through the medium of photography and exposure to the works of various international photographers including Barbara Morgan, Edward Steichen, Pierre Poulain and Henri Cartier-Bresson, the speaker will present a method for observation and evaluation of art – and indeed, life itself.
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Saturday, 16th November 6:30 to 8:30 PM | Location: Sublime Galleria, UB city | Lecture and Guided Exercise| Free Entry | Limited Seat – first come basis | Right to Admission Reserved | Please do reach early as doors close at start |
Presented by New Acropolis (India) in partnership with Sublime Galleria at Art Bengaluru 2019.