Museum of Art & Photography (MAP)
Opens in Bengaluru, India
Karen Knorr Founding Circle Member
“In 2008 I travelled to India for the first time with my dear friend Juliette Wilson. What a life changing journey it became, in a small white Maruti we drove across 2000 miles in Northern India. 13 years ago in 2009 I was introduced to Abhishek Poddar by my colleague and friend Professor Anna Fox. During that time Abhishek was the director of Tasveer one of India’s first galleries dedicated to photography. It was a momentous meeting leading to a friendship which grew over the years and supported a photographic series which continues to this day India Song.
After the hiatus caused by Covid, I am delighted to be once more travelling and making work in India. Alongside my Indian friends I will be celebrating the opening of the Museum of Art & Photography in Bangalore as a member of the Museum’s Founding Circle. I am excited and honoured to be present at the artists’ studio visits, events, meetings, and celebrations in Bangalore during December 9, 10 and 11th.”
– Karen Knorr, December 2023
The Museum of Art & Photography/MAP’s state-of-the-art facility is situated in the heart of the city of Bengaluru, India. It is located on Kasturba Road, within an easy walking-distance of Cubbon Park, MG Road and Vidhana Soudha metro stations. Divided into five-storeys, the museum will include art galleries, an auditorium, an art and research library, an education centre, a specialised research and conservation facility, as well as a terrace cafe.