Sahapedia, an encyclopedia of Indian arts and culture, and YES Culture, the cultural division of YES Global Institute, have teamed up to host the India Heritage Walk Festival, taking place in New Delhi on February 10, 2018.
Listed below are some of the highlights of the festival:
Meandering through Hauz Khas: From Tughluq to Tahiliani
Hauz Khas, along with its urbanized village, Hauz Khas Village, is a hub of chic boutiques and latest fashion trends. Led by Riya Sarkar, this walk will touch upon the past and the present of Hauz Khas — tales of the Khiljis and architectural elements, Feroz Shah’s enquiring mind, and his love for all things historical in Delhi.
Exploring Street Art at Delhi’s First Public Art Colony —Lodhi Art District
Street art has often been used as a medium to express social and political messages. Led by Gaurav Raturi, this walk will take its participants through the Lodhi Art District (Lodhi Colony, Meher Chand Market, and Khanna Market area), India’s first art district, home to more than 15 street art installations done by various artists as part of the festival organized by St+Art India Foundation, which aims at making public art accessible to a wider audience.
The World Next Door — A Walk Through Khirkee
Flanked by luxury malls and super specialty hospitals on one side and a 13th century monument on the other, the one square mile in and around the Khirkee area is in many ways a microcosm of urban India. Led by Radha Mahendru, this walk will unpack the neighborhood through the lenses of food, public art, urban development, history, and migrant cultures.
Platform at India Art Fair
Platform is a springboard for emerging art practices and art collectives from South Asia. At this year’s India Art Fair, Platform will have a particular focus on vernacular arts with the aim to explore the cultural history of the region through previously underrepresented art forms and aesthetic traditions. Led by Meenakshi Thirukode, this walk will illuminate the fair’s renewed commitment to showcasing the subcontinent’s rich diversity of cultural practices.
Time Travel to Northern Shahjahanabad of the 19th Century
Led by Priya Chauhan, this walk will delve into 19th century India step-by-step by exploring what once used to be the Northern Shahjahanabad. The walk begins from Kashmere Gate through the inner lanes and buildings of importance such as the Bengal Club, a mosque and a church built by James Skinner, and the building that housed St. Stephens, one of the premier educational institutes of Delhi.
Art Projects at India Art Fair
Art Projects will showcase large-scale installations by Indian and international artists at the India Art Fair that will be unveiled for the first time. Tanya Singhal will lead participants through this exciting selection of 18 artworks presented by exhibiting galleries and institutions across the fair.
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the venues.