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PIB Summaries 09 July 2024

  1. Project PARI


The Ministry of Culture, Government of India, on the occasion of the 46th Session of the World Heritage Committee Meeting, which is being held in New Delhi from 21st-31st July 2024, has initiated Project PARI (Public Art of India).


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About Project PARI

Project PARI (Public Art of India) initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in collaboration with Lalit Kala Akademi and the National Gallery of Modern Art, is a landmark endeavor aimed at transforming Delhi’s urban spaces through public art installations. Here are the key highlights and significance of Project PARI:

  • Objective and Scope:
    • Enhancing Aesthetic and Cultural Outlook: Project PARI aims to uplift Delhi’s aesthetic appeal while enriching its cultural heritage.
    • Celebrating India’s Artistic Legacy: Over 150 visual artists from across India have been invited to create installations that blend traditional art forms with modern themes and techniques.
  • Artistic Diversity and Representation:
    • Inclusive Representation: The project features a diverse array of art forms including Phad paintings, Thangka painting, Gond art, Tanjore paintings, Kalamkari, and many more from different regions of India.
    • Sculptures and Installations: Artists are creating sculptures and installations inspired by themes such as nature, ancient knowledge, Gandhi ji, and World Heritage Sites like Bimbetka and others.
  • Public Engagement and Accessibility:
    • Democratizing Art: By integrating art into public spaces like streets, parks, and transit hubs, Project PARI makes artistic experiences accessible to all citizens.
    • Cultural Dialogue and Inspiration: The initiative aims to stimulate dialogue, reflection, and inspiration among the public, fostering a deeper connection with Indian art and heritage.
  • Women Empowerment in Art: Women artists play a significant role in Project PARI, underscoring the empowerment of women (Nari Shakti) in the field of art.
  • World Heritage Committee Meeting: Aligned with the 46th session of the World Heritage Committee Meeting hosted in Delhi, some artworks draw inspiration from India’s World Heritage Sites, highlighting their cultural significance.
  • Cultural Renaissance and Legacy: Project PARI stands as a monumental effort to infuse Delhi with India’s rich artistic traditions while embracing contemporary expressions. It not only beautifies the city but also enriches its cultural fabric, promoting a shared cultural identity among its residents.

July 2024