Under the Sky
5 OPEN AIR ART GALLERIES AROUND THE WORLD
BY NATASCHA SHAH
You don't necessarily have to be inside a museum or agallery to witness art, it can be found in the streets, in old buildings, in the parks, on the walls and the sidewalksâ€¦
The East Side Gallery, Berlin
The East Side Gallery is the worldâ€™s largest open air art Gallery and has some amazing artwork on what was once a part of the Wall that stood like a mountain between thousands of resigned hearts, hopeless eyes and broken families. This 1.3 km long section of the Berlin Wall is located near the centre of Berlin on MĂĽhlenstraĂźe in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Lodhi Art District, New Delhi
Located in the heart of the capital, the Lodhi art District is roughly the area between Khanna Market and Meharchand Market. 26 walls have been given a colourful makeover by St+art India, a not-for-profit organisation thatâ€™s on a mission to make art accessible to everyone. Take a walk through the bylanes and soak in the dazzling murals.
Dotted with numerous beautiful havelis, the entire town of Mandawa is one big open air art gallery! The havelis of the merchants that once lived here have been designed with a great eye to detail and are examples of exceptional art and architectural brilliance.
Niki de Saint Phalleâ€™s Tarot Garden, Garavicchio, Italy
Located in the Grossetto province, this park has been inspired by Gaudiâ€™s Park GĂĽell in Barcelona and contains 22 monumental figures constructed of reinforced concrete and covered with mirrors and ceramic mosaic, representing the greater mysteries of the tarot.
Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum, Latvia
Opened by sculptor Ojars Arvids Feldbergs soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, this open air art museum located near Sabile displays more than 150 works of art, all created during symposia, workshops and plenaries organised by Pedvale themselves. Each year Pedvale Museum chooses a theme for the artists to base their creative work on, and themes in the past have covered topics like the four elements, the â€śunknown elementâ€ť, â€śtimespaceâ€ť, or â€śStone. Motionâ€ť.