On Art/Public Space/Delhi I Love You Campaign

DSCF3285 copy

Public Art in Bengaluru by Jaaga.in

An incident occured on May 20th while artists from the Delhi I Love You campaign set out to paint on the walls of Delhi. The artists were stopped form painting an Urdu couplet and forced by the crowd to repaint it with the slogan – Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission). You can read more about it here:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/heart-of-delhi-will-have-to-find-a-new-spot/article8647254.ece

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2016/05/25/rss-urdu_n_10124458.html

The news paper reports and the coverage of it on twitter seems to miss out the nuances of what produced this. This is not to say that I agree with what happened. It seems to simplistic to reduce what is now quite a contested area – art in public spaces in India – to just a question of religion/communalism. Here is my thread on twitter:

Save

Advertisements

One thought on “On Art/Public Space/Delhi I Love You Campaign

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s