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+arthappens.
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.
Watch the second video by Nowdelhi.tv which shows week 2 of St-Art Delhi Festival (Week 1 – Video – St-Art Delhi @ Shahpur Jat, Delhi, 2014 Part 1). Artists Harsh Raman, Sergio Cordeiro and Alina among others talk about their experience as onlookers share their perception.
The online gallery of Graffiti and Street Art across India