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Indian flora and fauna comes alive at Arjangarh metro station

by April 22, 2017 General

Indian flora and fauna will come alive on the walls of the Arjangarh metro station as the stoppage on yellow line of the metro </a>is all set to get an artistic makeover.

The work has already started with two Singapore-based artists Sam Lo and Soph O painting a “gangsta version of the Myna, a native Indian bird which is also seen commonly in Delhi”.

DMRC has tied up with St+art India, a non-profit organisation working for the promotion of street art, to decorate the facade of the station with illustrations based on themes related to the environment.

The artworks will focus on indigenous birds and animals found in along with the fauna found in the Delhi’s urban surroundings.

The project at Arjangarh comes after a similar initiative at Govindpuri Metro station on the violet line (ITO- Faridabad), which too was also given a new look in tie up with the same organisation.

“The project is a collaboration among artists from India, and Mexico. Placed on the Mehrauli highway, Arjangarh Metro station is an important connecting bridge between South and Gurgaon.

“The curatorial approach brings together these artists with their distinctive styles to convey their interpretation of the local flora and fauna of India,” DMRC said.

Besides the two artists from Singapore, Mexican artist Senkoe and Indian artist Nilesh are also part of the project.

As part of the initiative, St+art Foundation will maintain the art works for the next five years, after which they may be repainted or original finish will be restored.

The Metro </a>has utilised its spaces previously for the promotion of art, culture and heritage.

Apart from having a museum inside the Patel Chowk station, DMRC has installed decorative panels, art works at various stations such as Mandi House, Janpath, ITO, Udyog Bhawan, INA, Jor Bagh, Green Park among others.

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