Art@Site Bhupat Dudi The Mirror

Bhupat Dudi


The Mirror

NDMC (temporary)
With the aim to enhance and give an artistic look of urban landscaping to New Delhi area, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to invite sculpture artists from across the globe. The short-listed overseas artists would produce their sculptures on Indian culture, heritage and different walks of life with the close interaction of their Indian counterparts. The ratio of the short-listed artists would be 75 per cent from abroad and 25 per cent from within the country. The feasibility and other modalities to this effect are likely to be completed within a month.
These sculpture artists had produced their sculpture at a fortnight camp organized in collaboration with the Lalit Kala Academy at the park in front of Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple in New Delhi. As many as nine sculptures of about 10 feet size had been produced by these artists from black stone.
The names of the artists are : Deepak Rasaily, Vinod A.Patel, Deepak K.Khatri, Bupat Dudi, Bhupesh Kanwaria, Ganesh Gohain, Adwait Gadanayak, S.Gopi Nath and Sriniwas Reddy.
The theme of the sculptures of these artists are: Mountain and Cloud, the Mirror, Seed-Less, Untitled, Tribute to Delhi, a space for seating, an image of Arawali, Knowledge tree and Inherent conversation subsequently. The sculptures produced during the camp would be displayed in major gardens in NDMC area. Such initiatives of NDMC are aimed to give city its identity and culture.
You may not notice 'The Mirror' — a larger-than-life pair of spectacles with mirrors in place of lenses — at Palika Bazar. It is right there, hidden behind tired shoppers using it as a perch or as a stand for their bags, above an undergrowth of ice cream wrappers and discarded soft drink cups. The installation, put up barely a month ago, has ironically ended up holding a mirror to how Delhi treats its public art.