Noida NTPC underpass, Delhi
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) has collaborated 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 installation opens to the public in the second week of October 2018, inaugurated by Dr Mahesh Sharma, minister of culture; Pankaj Singh, MLA, Noida; Kiran Nadar, founder and chairperson, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, and Alok Tandon, IAS, chairman and CEO of Noida. 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. Honouring India’s folk and tribal art, this installation celebrates life and also highlights the message of living in harmony with nature which is an integral part of Indian culture.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.