French First Lady visits Lodhi Art District in Capital

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New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Lodhi Colony area of Delhi which was transformed into Indias very first open public art district as part of the St+art Festival in 2015 was graced by the French First Lady Brigitte Macron on Monday.

St+art senior architect Pierre Guyot, who conducted the special tour for Macron walked with her for an hour and a half across the Art District. Macron was very impressed by the diversity of techniques used by artists, St+art India Foundation said in a statement.

She was particularly impressed by the creation of an open air art museum that offers art to all in the most relatable and engaging manner.

“It was a great honour for the organisation to receive the first lady of France at the Lodhi Art District for a special curated tour. Mrs Macron’s momentous visit reaffirms St+art’s strong partnership with the French Government in India and we hope to continue this partnership for many years to come,” said Arjun Bahl, co-founder and director St+art India Foundation.

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The visit also highlights the collaboration between St+art India Foundation and the French institutions in India (Embassy of France, Institute Francaise, Alliance Francaise), which recently culminated in 4 projects across Mumbai, Hyderabad, Calcutta and Chandigarh as part of the Bonjour India project.

–IANS

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