|Kolkata Street Art Festival 2017
Kolkata | July 2017
Kolkata Street Art Festival an initiative undertaken to enrich, beautify and clean the city in a unique way. The press conference was jointly addressed by Abhijit Roy, CEO & MD, Berger Paints India Limited; Jogen Chowdhury, Veteran Painter and Chief Advisor/ Mentor of Kolkata Street
Art Festival Debashish Kumar, Mayor-in-Council, Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Pratyush Kumar Ghosh, Deputy General Manager, Kolkata Metro Railways along with Renowned Fashion Designer from Kolkata Agnimitra Paul.
L to R - Pratyush Kumar Ghosh,Deputy General Manager Kolkata Metro Railways; Abhijit Roy,CEO & MD Berger Paints; Barun Saha, Assistant Painter, Jogen Chowdhury,Eminent Painter; Debashish Kumar, Mayor in Council, KMC; Fashion Designer Agnimitra Paul
Whilst murals and urban art has been well documented over the past few years, the Kolkata Street Art Festival plan to celebrate the work of 15 admired artists working in various diverse contexts. Barun Saha and his team will work under the supervision of Jogen Chowdhury.
Berger paints India Limited has for the first time brought such a festival to Kolkata. They aim to integrate and make the cross-section of the society aware through this one of a kind public art and to make Kolkata cleaner and more beautiful.
Fashion Designer Agnimitra Paul at the press conference
Abhijit Roy, CEO & MD, Berger Paints India Limited said, “In India, Street Art Festival has taken place across several cities and has become a part of the popular culture. Now it’s time for Kolkata to hold this event in its own unique way. The mission is to paint more prominent walls in the upcoming few years. We are seeking to collaborate with local authorities and Government bodies to ensure sustenance and cleanliness of these walls throughout the year.”
On this occasion, Jogen Chowdhury, Chief Advisor, Kolkata Street Art Festival shared his views saying, “The exhibition celebrates the power of creativity and the culture of Kolkata via variant colors on the wall. This noble initiative taken by Berger Paints will revamp the city giving recognition to the artists.”