St+art Returns To Delhi
16 January 2015
The St+art India Foundation, our most prominent non-profit organization for the promotion of urban and street art, will return to New Delhi in February.
The third edition of St+art will be different from the first two (Delhi in Jan. 2014 and Mumbai in Nov. 2014) and will feature 8 special projects. These projects will be in collaboration with different local government bodies including the MCD, NDMC, PWD, DUSIB and the Department of Women and Child Development.
Of the 12 artists taking part in St+art Delhi 4 are Indian and 8 are international. The Indian arts are the now infamous Daku, painter ANPU, Basicshit.org (the project of graphic designer PCO) and artist Yantr. The international acts include Lady Aiko, Olek, Paulo Ito, Axel Void, Clemens Behr, Okuda, Samina and Rukkit.
There will be three workshop opportunities for interested individuals. Each workshop will take place at the Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Delhi. The first will be a stencil and graffiti workshop on 22 February. This will be followed a crochet workshop by Polish artist Olek, that will run from 21 February to 10 March. Last but not least, there will be a colour workshop on 15 and 22 March.
Sites will vary but will include womens shelters, night shelters, flyover pillars and underpasses. St+art has always endeavoured to make their program accessible and socially inclusive, however that does not mean reactions from individuals, living on or near the targeted locations, is always positive. It will be interesting to see how the program has evolved to include local audiences in their projects and installations.
More details will be announced closer to the actual events, but you can follow St+art Delhi on Facebook for further updates.
Words: Aditya Keswani