Pune Biennale is an initiative of Bharati Vidyapeeth, supported by Pune Municipal Corporation, and will be held from February 6 – 15, 2015. The aim of Pune Biennale is to enhance the cultural heritage of Pune city and to position it on the map of the art world. The purpose of this event, which takes place once in two years, is to make art more accessible by promoting and showcasing talent from visual arts, architecture, and photography. Pune Biennale focuses on art in public spaces and themes that are relevant for the society. ‘Celebrating hills of Pune through arts’ was the theme of the inaugural Pune biennale in 2013. The theme for this edition is ‘Heritage- Yours and Mine’.
Pune Biennale 2015 comprises of 5 major exhibitions, more than 30 site specific installations, about 25 large-scale sculptures made from junk material, and more than 15 artappreciation talk shows on various aspects of heritage. These events cut across three segments-visual arts, architecture, and photography and will take place over 10 days at several noted heritage sites, galleries, and public places.