THE FIRST PUBLIC ART DISTRICT IN INDIA
The first ever Public Art District in India saw 28+ street artists from India and around the world working to re-invigorate the iconic Lodhi Colony area of Delhi between December 2015 and March 2016.
By the end of St+art Delhi 2016, several walls between Khanna Market and Meherchand Market were turned into a spectacle - an open air art gallery accessible to everyone!
The former state of Lodhi Colony was in stark contrast to its rich heritage. Enhancing the visual identity and environment of Lodhi Colony was hence a valuable undertaking which St+art India aimed to address through the Lodhi Art District Project. The aim of the project was to work closely with the community of Lodhi Colony and Government bodies to create artwork in public spaces to build a sense of community pride and encourage the maintenance of the neighbourhood.
LOCATED BETWEEN KHANNA MARKET AND MEHERCHAND MARKET, LODHI COLONY.
The nature of the city, space, street art
and our lives.
WIP - The Street Art Show - was hosted at the largest dry port in Asia- ICD (Inland Container Depot) - Tughlakabad, Okhla.
31,200 sq ft. of ICD was transformed into a walk-through installation using 100 shipping containers, worked upon by 25 national and international artists over from 1st Jan to 11th March 2016.
The show retained its roots of street art by having a space that was constantly transforming - unlike the usual static experience of an art gallery or museum. Through WIP, St+art India Foundation endeavoured to create an art-hub in an unexpected space to offer diverse sectors of society newer experiences, especially to people who are usually excluded from the reach of art.
Since the exhibition was closed, the 100 containers remained painted and travelled in India for their initial purpose for transporting goods.
DECEMBER 15LODHI ART DISTRICT
JANUARY 16LODHI ART DISTRICT
FEBRUARY 16St+art Exhibition