Kiran Nadar Museum of Art & Noida Authority brings art to the public
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) collaborates with the Noida Authority for a series of unique public art initiatives. The first project under this association will be a painted mural installation within the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) underpass in Noida. The 640-metre underpass is located on the crossing of Sector 25A, 24, 33A and 22 and plays a crucial role in facilitating traffic movement in the area.
The installation opens to the public in the second week of October 2018, inaugurated by Honorable Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Culture, Honorable Shri Pankaj Singh, MLA, Noida, Mrs Kiran Nadar, Founder and Chairperson of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, and Shri Alok Tandon, IAS, Chairman & CEO of Noida.
Speaking about the collaboration, Alok Tandon, Chairman & CEO of Noida said:
“We are happy to collaborate with Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and the Shiv Nadar Foundation for this pathfinding project which redefines the public’s understanding of what a museum can offer. This work educates the public about their arts heritage, showcases traditionally underrepresented local artists and also allows the general public to enjoy art in a public space, we hope to install more works like these across the city, in collaboration with Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.”
Furthering the museum’s vision of supporting and platforming Indian artists and art forms, the underpass will showcase rare Kalpavriksha paintings by artist duo Laxman Singh and Kunal Jain, offering busy commuters some respite from the city’s traffic. Mrs Nadar’s continued patronage and support of South Asian arts and artists has established her as an important part of the city’s cultural landscape, this initiative aims to offer the public another innovative way to engage with India’s rich artistic heritage.
About the initiative Mrs Kiran Nadar, Founder and Chairperson, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art said “We are delighted to collaborate with the Noida Authority and Mr Alok Tandon for this exciting project that highlights the museum’s objective of making the arts more inclusive, allowing the public to engage with our country’s artists on a daily basis. Whilst we have a dedicated outreach programme within the museum, we also want to take art outside of the museum space and bring it to the people”.