Making art accessible for all by bringing it to public spaces

A community for art, artists, art lovers and enthusiasts, Delhi Art Slam aims to bring a change in the art scene in the Capital.

art and culture Updated: Feb 28, 2017 18:12 IST
Aditya Dogra
Aditya Dogra
Hindustan Times
The Artender paints at a recent session of the Delhi Art Slam

Delhi has a rich art culture, yet, despite being the centre of art activities and being home to many renowned artists and galleries, somehow it lacks a fraternity that appreciates and promotes underground talent. The group, Delhi Art Slam is a community for art, artists, and art enthusiasts, which aims to bring about the change by providing a platform to such untapped talent in the city.

“Our idea is to localise art galleries and museums by organising art slam events across the city’s ordinary public spaces and cafes. It’s open for all,” says Isha Yadav, founder and curator, Delhi Art Slam.

Whether you dabble with painting, sketching, sculpting, photography or you are into illustrations, wall art, diary art, knitting, quilling or any other visual medium, there is space for all art forms in this collective. Most the works sent by the artists are put up for sale by the organisation at their discretion.

The Delhi Art Slam team which is a mix of youngsters from different professional backgrounds.

The collective curates museums, galleries, contemporary exhibitions at local public spaces — making art accessible to all. “We planned a lovely evening for the art community, in our modelled art gallery, which included workshops and live-art sessions. Delhi Art Slam is also looking forward to put more art forms into public spaces, for the community. We are an elaborative and democratic group and everyone is welcome to be a part of this effort,” she adds.

First Published: Feb 17, 2017 18:32 IST