Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of art and culture as Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) collaborates with St+art India Foundation to present its first-ever street festival, the Lodhi Festival. With a lineup of live murals, music, performances, curated walks, and community activities, the two-day arts celebration is set to take place on March 18th and 19th, 2023, on the streets of Lodhi Art District.
The festival is a part of the celebration of India’s G20 presidency and aims to highlight the role that art can play in shaping and reflecting our cultural identity. With 65+ murals by Indian and international artists, Lodhi Art District is India’s first art district, making it the perfect location for the festival.
Ongoing Murals by Two Exceptional Artists
One of the highlights of the festival is the ongoing murals by two exceptional artists, Paolo Delfin of Mexico and Andha Ras from Malaysia. Curated and commissioned by KNMA and St+art, these murals will be on display on the famous walls of the Lodhi Art District throughout the festival. This is a fantastic opportunity to witness these artists at work and get a closer look at their creative process.
Shadow Installation by Urban Artist Daku
Urban artist Daku will showcase a shadow installation that will take your breath away. Known for his thought-provoking installations, Daku’s work explores the relationship between art and society. This installation promises to be a visual treat that will leave a lasting impression on visitors.
Workshops and Community Activities
The Lodhi Festival also offers a series of workshops and community activities that allow visitors to explore different aspects of art. Whether you’re interested in painting, sculpture, or performance art, there’s something for everyone. These workshops provide an excellent opportunity to engage with the local communities and create meaningful experiences for visitors.
A Lineup of Performers and Musicians from All Over India
The festival also features an impressive lineup of performers and musicians from all over India. From the performing art of Lavani from Maharashtra to the incredible virtuosity of Karsh Kale ft. the energy of Dharavi Reloaded, visitors will be treated to a variety of styles and traditions. The physical acrobatic exploration of Omaggio and the visually stunning set of the Manganiyar Seduction are other headlining acts that promise to leave a lasting impression on visitors.
Kiran Nadar’s Vision
Kiran Nadar, Chairperson of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, is thrilled to be bringing the Lodhi festival to New Delhi during India’s historic presidency of G20. As part of the museum’s outreach program, the initiative aims to take art outside of the museum space and make it more accessible to the public. Through this festival, the museum hopes to expand its reach and attract new and diverse audiences, thus building on its mission to grow a museum-going culture.
St+ Art India Foundation’s Perspective
St+ Art India Foundation is excited to be activating the Lodhi Art District once again in collaboration with Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and G20. The foundation has been cultivating a vision for democratised public spaces through interdisciplinary art interventions that are rooted in the social context since 2014. Through murals, workshops, and performances, the Lodhi Festival aims to continue to engage the public imagination by connecting communities and providing a platform for diverse artists and cultural exchange.
In conclusion, the Lodhi Festival is an excellent opportunity for art lovers and enthusiasts to experience the magic of street art and culture. With a lineup of live murals, music, performances, curated walks, and community activities, visitors are in for a treat. So mark your calendars and get ready to be immersed in the world of art
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When & Where Lodhi Festival will took place?
The event will took place on March 18 & 19 between 5:30PM – 8:30PM at Lodhi Art District
Q. Is there an entry fee for the festival?
There are no entry fee for this festival.
Q. What types of art are featured in the festival?
Graffiti & Stencil Workshop by St+art India Foundation, Lavani and Omaggio are some for the art forms for this event.