The new houses of art
“If you look at the public arts space in the world, be it the US or the UK, the government is always involved in such initiatives,” says Modi. “In India, we don’t have that kind of support. Therefore, there is no sense of ownership or security. The artworks should be bought by the government,” she says, adding, “We just want people to understand the importance of public art in beautifying our city, to make it a cultural destination. The public art space is a fairly new art market in India. It’s at a nascent stage. We have taken the first step...”
During the month-long Publica festival, which is scheduled till March 1, works by Indian and international artists will be on display at prominent hubs of cultural and commercial activity in and around the capital such as the India Habitat Centre, Select Citywalk mall, The Great India Place mall in Noida, DLF Promenade mall in Vasant Kunj, among others. Later, more venues, such as the Indira Gandhi International Airport and Central Secretariat Metro station, among others, will be added to the list. Talking about the choice of venues, Modi says, “The premise was to look
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