Asian Paints & St+art India Collaborate to Transform Arjan Garh Metro Station into a Walk-in Gallery
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Marketing | April 28, 2017 | News
Asian Paints Delhi Metro Singapore
The Art Stations project is an endeavor by St+art India Foundation and Asian Paints to transform transit spaces into walk-in galleries for the public. With the gracious support of DMRC, along with the Singapore High Commission and the Singapore Tourism Board, the Arjan Garh Metro station is in the process of being transformed into a work of art by two well-renowned Singaporean artists Sam lo and Soph O.
Along with DMRC as St+art’s implementation partner, the project is an opportunity to offer road and metro commuters of Delhi, a cultural experience through murals in the most democratic and accessible way. Delhi Metro has been a pride for the capital since its inception. With a seamless flow of ideas, Delhi’s metro stations would soon be an example of art & cultural harmony.
Placed on the Mehrauli highway, Arjan Garh metro station is an important connecting bridge between South Delhi and Gurugram. The curatorial approach brings together these artists with their distinctive styles to convey their interpretation of the local flora and fauna of Delhi.
New Delhi was carved out of green land and forested areas and with a growing cityscape now suffers from dwindling greenery. To confront this issue and offer a refreshing change, the artists are invited to depict a celebration of nature.
With all their works completed, the Art Station will be one that provides a visual stimulus for the daily commuters. An Indo-Singapore collaboration of this kind will also bring out the deep significance of a cultural exchange between the two countries and the ability of art to unite hearts.
The Singapore High Commission is passionate about sharing Singaporean art and culture in India and St+art India Foundation believes in sharing a mutual vision of providing a public voice to the cultural spirits of various artists from different parts of the world.
Speaking on the experiential engagement, Lim Thuan Kuan, High Commissioner of Singapore to India said, “As vibrant, ever growing cities, Delhi and Singapore face similar challenges of balancing between preserving nature and urbanisation. Singapore has adopted the concept of a ‘City in a Garden’ as we strive to introduce more greenery into our urban landscape. The Arjan Garh Metro Station project is exciting as it brings together Singapore and Indian artists to explore this theme from their unique artistic and cultural perspectives. We hope the completed work will bring more colour and life to the surrounding neighbourhoods!”
Asian Paints shares St+art India Foundation’s vision of making art accessible to everyone and believes in the power of transforming public spaces through street art. On taking the association with St+Art and DMRC to the next level, Amit Syngle, President – Sales, Marketing & Technology, Asian Paints said, “Indian cities are known for their rich history and heritage. Through Asian Paint’s and St+Art Foundation’s association we tend to reinvent public spaces by means of art and culture. Public art is for everyone to see and acknowledge. It’s wonderful to see how aesthetically it adds significance to our cities and creates uniqueness to our communities. It would be a great delight to help relieve people’s stress during their local travel through this awe-inspiring beautiful artwork. And that is what we intend to do through this DMRC project.”
The curatorial approach brings together these artists with their distinctive styles to convey their interpretation of the local flora and fauna of Delhi.