New art installation at Nizamuddin railway station

New Delhi: A public art installation by noted artist Naresh Kapuria depicting train journeys will lend a breath of fresh air to the capital`s Nizamuddin railway station.

The installation, to be located near the VIP entrance of the station, will be unveiled Sunday, the artist told the media Thursday.

"My installation is titled `Journey` as it depicts the never-ending journey of trains. Trains go on and on, moving from one destination to another, passengers come and go. My installation is a tribute to the diligent and confident journey of a train," Kapuria said.

Describing his art as interactive, Kapuria said the work will draw people passing through the station into a dialogue about the deeper significance of their journeys.

"We have a moving train along with several human faces and lantern lamps," Kapuria said.

The western concept of public installation art arrived at the Indian aesthetic mainstream in the 1990s, when progressive organisations like Sahmat and artists like M.F. Husain, Subodh Gupta, Vivan Sundaram and Anjolie Ela Menon made art works for public spaces.

Kapuria`s installations have adorned a part of the New Delhi railway station since 2010 and have been widely commended by a large audience and the art fraternity.

IANS

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