This year onwards, the Gujral Foundation and CEPT University have collaborated for five years to “encourage cutting edge experimental practices” in art and architecture, the programming of which includes three main events led by the Foundation. As part of the programming under this new collaboration, the CEPT campus will now house the works of leading contemporary artists and architects in its ‘Sculpture Park’.
Inaugurated on Friday, 13th September 2019, the park will feature art pieces which will change every semester. It currently features four art pieces spread over the campus. The artworks presented are “Continuous Coexistences” by Ayesha Singh, “Preamble- 2 ways” by reD architects, “Eye of the Needle-3” by Ray Meeker and “Resonance Tower Phase II” by Vishnu Kolleri.
“Continuous Coexistences” is a continuation of the series titled Hybrid Drawings by Ayesha Singh. It is a free-standing sculptural line-drawing placed outside the library building. While “Preamble- 2 ways” is an interactive installation by reD architects that encourages visitors to make and fill the words of the preamble as a way of memory keeping. It is placed in Sagra Basement.
The south lawns, next to the library, feature “Resonance Tower Phase II” which is also interactive in nature and compiles the explorations of the resonant ceramic instruments done by Vishnu Kolleri, an alumnus and a visiting faculty at CEPT.
And finally, at the far end of the south lawns, stands “Eye of the Needle -3” by renowned ceramist and co-founder of Golden Bridge Pottery in Puducherry, Ray Meeker. The artwork is part of the series Eye of the Needle which is on the theme of environment and is on loan from a private collector in Ahmedabad.
The current collection will change next semester, but till then if you happen to visit the CEPT campus, do check out these installations which are gracing our city.
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