Govindpuri metro station to be decorated with art workers
The Govindpuri Metro station on the ITO – Faridabad section of the Delhi Metro is being redecorated with wall art work as part of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s policy of utilising its premises for the promotion of art and culture.
The exteriors of the station along with its boundary walls, foot over bridges etc are being painted with different paintings depicting the many facets of life. Italian artist Agostino Iacuraci is currently engaged in giving the station an artistic makeover.
This initiative has been started as part of an association between the Delhi Metro and Start India Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation promoting street art. It is also currently organising a street art festival in the city.
As part of the initiative, St+art India Foundation will paint the Govindpuri station and maintain the art work for the next five years, after which the artworks may be repainted.
The work at Govindpuri Metro station has been commenced as a pilot project. The work was started by the Italian painter on 21st January and the same will be completed by the beginning of next month. Similar projects might also be started at some other Metro stations in the days ahead.
The Delhi Metro utilises its spaces for the promotion of art and culture. 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 etc.