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Stadiums to showcase their arty side

Apart from holding sporting events, Delhi's stadiums will have another task during the Commonwealth Games-promoting art.

delhi Updated: Jun 02, 2010 00:47 IST
HT Correspondent

Apart from holding sporting events, Delhi's stadiums will have another task during the Commonwealth Games — promoting art.

Bringing art out of the galleries to the public domain, the Delhi government has decided to install ‘public art' at two of its stadiums — Chhatrasal stadium near Delhi University and Thyagraj stadium near INA — before the Games.

Made of stainless steel, both art pieces will have abstract human figures and would be installed close to the main entrance to the stadiums.

Senior Delhi government officials the prototype of the both the pieces of art has been approved by the chief minister.

"The one at Chhatrasal stadium will have three intertwined human figures while the one at Thyagraj stadium is a single human figure," said a senior Delhi government official requesting anonymity.

According to sources, the firm who installed stainless steel sprouts near the AIIMS flyover will design the art pieces for the two stadiums as well.

"It was a transparent selection process. We had empanelled a committee of 10 persons including some well-known artists who selected the design from more than 200 entries," said a senior Delhi government official said.

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