Posts Tagged: ANPU

Moving India’s Art from Museums to Streets – Graffiti

By Bhawna Chauhan, Gargi Chanda & Keren Elizabeth Abraham

(Master of Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi)

Introduction

Vandalism, disrespect, rebellion, a symbol of urban decay, these are few descriptors the vast majority of the population would use for graffiti or Street art, but is graffiti any different than any other art form? Just like any other piece of art, graffiti is an expression. It can easily be argued that graffiti is the biggest art movement ever seen, especially on a global scale. Street art today in a way is allowing people to connect with art and expression on a daily basis, the colourful and beautiful murals painted on walls, trains etc reach out to the public every day.

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Curated Bandra Street Art – St+Art Mumbai

By Rama Arya – Dec 03, 2014

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If Bandra’s charm could be codified, I guess this would be it. Cats and silver leaves—collaborative mural by Anpu Varkey (India) and Tika (Switzerland)

So what happens when 20 internationally renowned street artists from all over the world, and two passionate people from Delhi get together and decide to bring the power of art as a medium of creative expression to the streets of India, free and accessible to all? St+art happens.

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The Emerging Wallflowers of Street Art in India

By Bhavani – Jul 05, 2014

Unlike countries where street art is infamous, public walls in India get commissioned face-lifts by artists working with Government authorities.

Around 5 years ago, the walls in our cities were covered only with random posters, paan stains, and trails of urine. But that’s changed. Today, you will see art squashed between posters, stains and hawkers; fighting for their space in the sunshine. This modern art form, if I can call it that, stands on the razor’s edge — to one side it is vandalism and to the other it’s about art, conversation, and dialogue.

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Video – India’s Tallest Wall Mural @ Delhi, 2014

A short musical video by Nowdelhi.tv on the making of India’s Tallest Wall Mural on Delhi Police HQ by Anpu Varkey and German artist Hendrik ECB Beikirch. The mural which is a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi was painted after a unique collaboration between Delhi Police and St.ART Delhi. It brings a sense of pride and patriotism as the Father of the Nation looks over his countrymen.