IIIT hosts Wall Art Fest, staircase gets ocean hues
As part of its silver jubilee, Iiit-hyderabad’s hosted Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad’s National Wall Art Festival on the campus.
French artists Kid Kreol and Boogie painted a section of IIIT-H’S Himalaya block spiral staircase themed around the Indian Ocean.
This is the second edition of the Wall Art Festival celebrating the potential of artistic collaborations between the French Embassy in India, the French Institute in India, the network of Alliances Francaises in India and their partners, according to a statement.
From November 7 to December 2, all five invited wall artists — Kid Kreol, Boogie, Olivia De Bona, Neethi and Poes — will travel to 13 cities including Hyderabad and
will contribute with Indian artists and students to make cities and public spaces more colourful and beautiful through the vision of visual art.
The completed artwork at IIITH campus was inaugurated by IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan, who is also president of Alliance
Francaise of Hyderabad Executive Committee.
Kid Kreol expressed his amazement at the shattering of stereotypes during this visit that he once had about India. Kid and Boogie expressed admiration for the atmosphere and talent of the students at IIIT-H, the statement said.