A Green Perspective

sustainable Development

Art is an empowering language of untold expressions. Through mesmerizing contours and vibrant colours that showcase imagination and skill, it has brought the world together by fuelling the desire to explore the higher purpose of life, while catering to refined tastes. It creates fascination and piques curiosity, enthralling the audience and building bridges in its wake to connect different emotions, experiences and perspectives.

The rich history of art in India can be traced back to pre-historic times. On its way to modern times, Indian art has been enriched with both cultural and religious influences, giving it a truly unique identity in the global context. A strong sense of design is characteristic of Indian art and can be observed in its modern and traditional forms. The surviving pieces of historic art from India inspire countless people from around the world, while Indian artists of today continue to mesmerise the world with their distinct flair.

Deriving from this illustrious legacy, RMZ Foundation is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose art centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art and architecture through innovative and captivating exhibitions.

Art Installations

ARUNKUMAR HG

THE LINK

“The link between animals and humans is inseparable; despite scientific intervention in achieving sustainable living, we cannot delink ourselves from interdependence with animals.”

The sculpture of a seated bull recalls a familiar scene, one that Arun Kumar connects with his childhood experiences in rural India and to Nandi, the divine carrier of Lord Shiva. The sturdy form is intricately constructed with heavy iron chains, following the artist’s practice of utilizing recycled materials in respect of the earth’s limited resources. The material becomes a metaphor for the notion of sustainability, and visually establishes the complex ‘link’ between man and animal.

DHRUVA MISTRY

SPATIAL DIAGRAM 6 - IN VERMILION & CRIMSON

“Spatial Diagrams are inspired by the dynamism and energy of the sun reflected in human kind.”

Dhruva Mistry’s sculptures in sheet metal are characterised by fluid lines and expansive forms, continuing his deep and sustained interest in the visual depiction of movement. Producing varied aspects from different angles, Spatial Diagram 6 contains two strategically combines metal cut-outs that engage the eye and mind with rhythmic positive and negative silhouettes. Embedded within the concept of the work are connotations of the spiritual Swastika symbol and references to the union of purusha and prakriti - respectively, the male and female principles of nature as understood within ancient Indian philosophy.

DHRUVA MISTRY

SPATIAL DIAGRAM 6 - IN VERMILION & CRIMSON

“Spatial Diagrams are inspired by the dynamism and energy of the sun reflected in human kind.”

Dhruva Mistry’s sculptures in sheet metal are characterised by fluid lines and expansive forms, continuing his deep and sustained interest in the visual depiction of movement. Producing varied aspects from different angles, Spatial Diagram 6 contains two strategically combines metal cut-outs that engage the eye and mind with rhythmic positive and negative silhouettes. Embedded within the concept of the work are connotations of the spiritual Swastika symbol and references to the union of purusha and prakriti - respectively, the male and female principles of nature as understood within ancient Indian philosophy.

S GOPINATH

Inherent conversations - II

“Everything which exists in this world seems affected by human intervention, we seem to be everywhere, even amongst ourselves, tormenting everything which surrounds us... We are collectively staring at the solution, yet we are all frozen, incapable of any action towards it. This forms one of the most humongous absurd ‘act’ we could ever commit.”

The intriguing tableau draws attention to the apparent inertia of the realistically portrayed figure, bodily embedded within a solid block, and the attractive gilded egg in front of it. The empty seats around invite viewers to join the act of contemplation and self-reflection, which the artist wishes to provoke. Through the sculptural installation, Gopinath expands his commentary on the human condition, and the inability of humanity to negate feelings of insecurity and intolerance that lead to violence. He uses his art and the symbolism of materiality to mirror society and its conundrums.

JAYASRI BURMAN

DHARITRI - I

“Who is she, Dharitri?... The daughter of the earth has emerged with the power of wings. She wants to fly and she can. Desire, prayers, affection and love fill her, fuel her.”

The tableau is rich in symbolism and narrative detail, related in style to the artist’s practice in painting. The sculpture is based on a poetic representation of Dharitri, a mythical feminine embodiment of the Earth. In the artist’s vision, she has evolved into an incarnation of strength and passion while taking in all of Nature – its changing seasons awakening mystic transformations in her. Her skin has touched the sunrays and the raindrops while playing in the mud and dust with her friends, and thus unknowingly she grew up into a full-bodied woman, sensuous and full of life, ready to fly.

JAYASRI BURMAN

DHARITRI - I

“Who is she, Dharitri?... The daughter of the earth has emerged with the power of wings. She wants to fly and she can. Desire, prayers, affection and love fill her, fuel her.”

The tableau is rich in symbolism and narrative detail, related in style to the artist’s practice in painting. The sculpture is based on a poetic representation of Dharitri, a mythical feminine embodiment of the Earth. In the artist’s vision, she has evolved into an incarnation of strength and passion while taking in all of Nature – its changing seasons awakening mystic transformations in her. Her skin has touched the sunrays and the raindrops while playing in the mud and dust with her friends, and thus unknowingly she grew up into a full-bodied woman, sensuous and full of life, ready to fly.

PARESH MAITY

THE FORCE

“Force is inspired by the simplicity and minimalism of primitive cave painting, symbolically contemplating the energy of human force and the speed of our life.”

The sculpture demonstrates cubism of strong line and form, resonating with power, masculinity and enduring motion. It also epitomises the artist’s experimentation with scale and monumentality. Creating forms in a multidimensional way has always been part of Maity’s oeuvre, despite the fact that he is predominantly a painter. His recent sculptural works in bronze accentuate essences of folkloric forms that surrounded him in his childhood and youth, representing memories of a charmed time. He acknowledges his legacy as an artist from Bengal; he believes in the traditions that direct him towards distinct aesthetic choices while he continues to shape his contemporary expression.

K.S. RADHAKRISHNAN

BAHUROOPI

“Existence is scientific as much as it is divine. Each existence has its own dynamics; it’s ‘stiti’ and ‘gati’- inertia and movement. Bahuroopi embodies both as an ensemble of life’s manifestations.”

At once a life experience and life essence of the artist, ‘Bahuroopi’ is inspired by the folk performers, guised as Gods and Evil forces, often seen in Santiniketan and Kolkata, where K.S.Radhakrishnan spent his formative years. In this sculptural installation, the protagonist ‘Musui’ assumes various air bound postures imparting a sense of movement and stillness simultaneously, portraying the idea of ‘stiti’ and ‘gati’. Observing the viewers even as they are observed, the Bahuroopis mirror the relationship that devotees establish with the godhead and vice versa.

K.S. RADHAKRISHNAN

BAHUROOPI

“Existence is scientific as much as it is divine. Each existence has its own dynamics; it’s ‘stiti’ and ‘gati’- inertia and movement. Bahuroopi embodies both as an ensemble of life’s manifestations.”

At once a life experience and life essence of the artist, ‘Bahuroopi’ is inspired by the folk performers, guised as Gods and Evil forces, often seen in Santiniketan and Kolkata, where K.S.Radhakrishnan spent his formative years. In this sculptural installation, the protagonist ‘Musui’ assumes various air bound postures imparting a sense of movement and stillness simultaneously, portraying the idea of ‘stiti’ and ‘gati’. Observing the viewers even as they are observed, the Bahuroopis mirror the relationship that devotees establish with the godhead and vice versa.

RAVINDER REDDY

DEVI

“Devi is a term that can represent any woman, and yet has multiple symbolic meanings, including that of a Goddess.”

The sculpture is iconic in its embodiment of feminine presence. Each element in the facial structure is prominent and enhanced to the finest degree; the wide open eyes seemingly embrace the earth with their direct gaze. The painted head is distinctive of the artist’s practice that has leaned towards the exploration of archetypal female imagery corresponding to classical, folk and popular histories. The rich colouring and monumental scale transform the figure from being a portrait of cultural identity to a multivalent persona offering many interpretations.

SUBODH GUPTA

THOSA PANNI

“I believe art is the language that humans used before communicating with words. Art is within everyone, and god is the greatest creator of all.”

Using hundreds of shiny vessels, the artist captures a tumultuous tide of water in a frozen moment. The rigidity of the material contrasts with the organic, free-flowing power of nature, reiterating Gupta’s evocative use of everyday objects to extend socio-political and cultural commentary. There is a land of nowhere from where the sculptural river arrives and peaks in a vibrant tidal crescendo. The grandeur and scale of the work invokes awe, its mirrored surfaces both reflecting and excluding the surrounding landscape. Underlying its sophistication, the sculpture simply offers a glimpse into a rustic setting that may belong to the artist’s memories.

SUBODH GUPTA

THOSA PANNI

“I believe art is the language that humans used before communicating with words. Art is within everyone, and god is the greatest creator of all.”

Using hundreds of shiny vessels, the artist captures a tumultuous tide of water in a frozen moment. The rigidity of the material contrasts with the organic, free-flowing power of nature, reiterating Gupta’s evocative use of everyday objects to extend socio-political and cultural commentary. There is a land of nowhere from where the sculptural river arrives and peaks in a vibrant tidal crescendo. The grandeur and scale of the work invokes awe, its mirrored surfaces both reflecting and excluding the surrounding landscape. Underlying its sophistication, the sculpture simply offers a glimpse into a rustic setting that may belong to the artist’s memories.

SUBODH GUPTA

DREAMS OVERFLOWING

“Art is about time, and capturing the history we are living in. Dreams Overflowing addresses the way our country in changing. There is prosperity and yet at the same time there is a dark side – emptiness.”

The massive overflowing bucket alludes in a symbolic and ironic way to the overwhelming wastage of the world’s natural resources, as well as the relentless growth of consumerism. The materiality and surface opulence of steel kitchenware reinforces notions of wealth, prosperity, and future security – while their veritable emptiness stands for inherent poverty in any society that reveres only material wealth. The work, with myriad tiny vessels escaping from the rim, recalls frothing milk-buckets used to collect and deliver milk in the northern Indian region, both rural and urban. Gupta often relies on an object’s integral history and functionality to make a statement.

Accentuate Art

The contemporary understanding of art breaks barriers between design, architecture and new technologies. Given its spatial features, unique in Bangalore for their size and style, RMZ Foundation calls on national and international artists to create artworks that interact not only with the architecture, but create a platform for national and international cultural alliances. The Gallery aims to provide international standards for artists and curators. This fulfills our aspiration to create an art destination that is steadfastly committed to cultural activation. Our aim is to create social impact and reach out to the community through various outreach programs that are centred on art.

RMZ Art Centre

At the RMZ Art Centre, the broad strategic objective is to create and expand international cultural alliances; to make each of Art Centre’s collections accessible to broader audiences; to pursue collection sharing strategies; to implement joint exhibitions, publishing, education and retail, and to facilitate each institution’s long term goals.

The art centre comprises:

  • THE ART WALK
  • AIRE
  • THE GALLERY
  • OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Inspiration

Art Walk

The Art Walk houses a permanent collection of monumental artworks by significant contemporary artists namely Subodh Gupta, Ravinder Reddy, Paresh Maity,Arunkumar H. G,Jayasri Burman, Dhruv Mistry and K.S. Radhakrishnan.

The Foundation focuses on creating innovative platforms for art as a part of its social responsibility programme, while hosting high profile events that will aid in supporting essential programs focussed towards inclusive growth and progress.

The objective is to broaden the horizons for visual arts and actively engage the audience, with the intent of giving art the right platform to thrive in our communities through a unique experience for art lovers. RMZ Foundation seeks to integrate art into the work environment, creating a unique identity with a vision to bring together a collection of the most riveting works of art from around the world.

The art installations at RMZ Ecoworld are meant to invoke and evoke energy, passion and a certain quality of wakefulness in the viewer. These ideals and principles represent a way of life and provide a new outlook on every individual and the society as a whole.

The Gallery

CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

The Gallery at RMZ Ecoworld captures the imagination of art lovers and artists from all over the country and beyond. The aim is to create and expand national and international alliances with artists globally and to take contemporary art in all forms to a greater audience through exhibitions, publishing, education and community engagement.

Facets of accentuate art

The Foundation will focus on creating innovative platforms for art as a part of its social responsibility program, while hosting high profile events that will aid in supporting essential programs focused towards inclusive growth and progress.

Accentuate Art seeks to inspire, move and connect people, creating a feeling of harmony within the community by harnessing the power of art, through its three primary focus areas.

Promoting Contemporary Art

The goal is to educate the community and to understand its effect on economic, social and cultural change. Through the ownership of a vast and diverse art collection, Accentuate Art seeks to integrate art into the work environment, creating a unique identity with a vision to bring together a collection of the most riveting works of art from around the world.

The intent is to highlight the most significant contemporary artists by promoting their works and creating a unique experience for art lovers.

Education

The gallery space will be at the centre of the educational component enabling access for art enthusiasts to obtain further information about the artists, the artworks and the foundation. This initiative promotes curatorial programs and encourages social media engagements.

Outreach Programs

This initiative focuses on building interdisciplinary partnerships with schools, groups, and people with special needs in order to provide art enrichment activities , field-trips and the opportunity to expand the awareness of art and its appreciation in our community and worldwide. These programs are developed with the intent of giving back to the society through art.

G+ Program

Offices usually have a large carbon footprint as they have to cater to the daily needs of a large number of people. However, minimizing the impact on our environment has become imperative. This is where RMZ G+ offices come in, with a myriad of green features to ensure a sustainable work environment.

Utilization of solar and wind energy

Wind powered climate control

Use of natural lighting

Returning energy to the grid

Creating hubs for healthy working and networking

Biophilic Structures

Since we spend 90% of time in artificially controlled environments, our innate need to affiliate with nature in the urban context is fulfilled by biophilic spatial design.

The fundamental goal of Biophilic design in our projects, is to create good habitats for people. Accomplishing this objective depends on meeting certain conditions. First, because biophilia is essentially about evolved human tendencies, biophilic design focuses on those aspects of nature that, over evolutionary time, have contributed to our health and well-being.

Our prototype, AIRE, has been designed to communicate the essence of sustainable architecture thorugh an iconic living art structure.

The Aire:

“The concept of Aire is to communicate the essence of sustainable architecture through an iconic living art structure”

A place for experimentations, this is a unique sustainable space that will be offered for specific projects related to Art, Architecture and Photography and will house exhibitions throughout the year. The photo story, our fist exhibit is an example of the types of exhibits we will host. There will be a minimum of 2 architecture exhibitions, 1 photography exhibition and 1 art exhibition (visual) throughout the year.

Green Planters

25200 plants make Aire a structure that is truly one with nature. The exterior houses green planter cells, while the interior contains specific plant species carefully selected to enhance the process of purifying the air. The four sides of the green façade resonates with the changing seasons (Summer, Monsoon, Winter & Spring), capturing the unique essence of each, through centre panels adorned with seasonal plants, which change every season.

Facts

  • The air quality index inside Aire is 99 (which is considered as good).
  • Energy generated per day (on an average) from solar panels placed above is 3.7 – 4 Units KWP/ day
  • Energy used per day from solar panels is about 3 KVA.

Minimal Carbon Footprint

17.1 KW of Solar Power
Generation Capacity

Made of 100% recyclable/ reusable biodegradable materials

Green Walls: 10% Cooler than Exposed Walls

Green Walls: Potentially cuts electricity bills by up to 20%

Recycled water for water bodies and to water plants

Green Walls made of Plants and Shrubbery to be Lung Space

Pergolas: For Natural Light and Ventilation

Autonomous completely Self Sustaining, O-Grid Building