Street art in Delhi, an open-air gallery

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Street art in Delhi, an open-air gallery

Explore another side of Delhi, with its urban landscape that changes to the rhythm of ephemeral and politically-inclined works of art.

Former British colonial district in Delhi, The Lodhi became the first “Art District” of the country in 2016. Here, frescoes are the work of the biggest names of the street art scene, invited by the St+art Indian foundation. In this open-air museum, the association cares to open art art to all, at a time when traditional exhibition areas are somehow reserved for the Indian elite. Some graffiti deliver political messages, like Andreco's Climate 05, with its depiction of pollution.

Other neighbourhoods stand out with unique pieces, like the Delhi Police Headquarters, sheltering a 45-metre high black & white image of Gandhi! Hauz Khas Village et Shahpur Jat are alternative places where street corners are more and more covered in paint. More discreet, the frescoes of Connaught Place are also worth a look: amid this key shopping area, street art dealing with woman empowerment is especially thrilling. A must see!

https://st-artindia.org/city/delhi