ST+ART. Bangalore (BENGALURU), India. October 2016. Madhav Nair.

Madhav Nair

deadtheduck
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMY3_oJji3W/?taken-by=startindia&hl=en

Taken from the Instagram account of ST+ART here is an explanation of the white elephant:

“It features a Airavata, Lord Indira’s mythological white elephant. But all doesn’t seem to be well with it. “The image depicts a slowly decaying Airavat, lumbering towards his final moments. I chose the image of a white elephant because historically, kings of Siam used to present white elephants to courtiers they didn’t like, because the elephants were incredibly expensive to maintain. A lot of things that I experience on a daily basis in and around Bangalore are seemingly approaching the same fate of falling apart at the seams.
The mural was an attempt to boil down that indifference into a single image.” 

Madhav Nair Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deadtheduck/?hl=en

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ST+ART Website: https://www.st-artindia.org/blr-2016

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ST+ART Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startindia/?hl=en

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ST+ART Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startindiafoundation/

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4 thoughts on “ST+ART. Bangalore (BENGALURU), India. October 2016. Madhav Nair.”

  1. I had a look at the project – there’s some interesting street art. I haven’t seen much from India before.
    I haven’t worked out what the yellow blobs are or whether elephants really have 3 sets of tusks but I’m going to keep on thinking about it.

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