Here’s the third video by Nowdelhi.tv on week 3 of St-Art Delhi Festival featuring a workshop with Tihar Jail inmates and more walls from Shahpur Jat. Artists featured are Bond (Germany), Mattia Lullini (Italy), Sam Sam (India), Amitabh Kumar (India), Andy Yen (Taiwan) and many more.
Last year we explored Khirki Village near Saket, the experience of which we captured in our post Discover Khirki Village – The Graffiti Hub of Delhi. This February, we were really excited to see on Facebook the surge of pics from St.Art Delhi‘s street art festival in Shahpur Jat. The desire to explore fresh street art increased our curiosity to the point that finally on a holiday we made it to Shahpur Jat in the early hours. There couldn’t be a better time of the year to go there!
March 2013: Khirki village is located in South Delhi near Saket. In its vicinity are posh structures including malls, private hospitals and luxury hotels. Yet this small village has managed to retain its archaic touch by staying detached from the urban atmosphere of Delhi up to quite an extent. It is divided into separate Hindu & Muslim majority areas, has narrow crisscrossing streets and the hustle-bustle of villagers going about with their busy routines. There is also the ancient Khirki Mosque adjoining the village. Add to this assortment the gamut of graffiti and street artworks adorning the village walls and you get a spicy curry called Khirki village.