‘The Song Of The Earth And The Sky’ by Ankon Mitra is the The first in a series of temporary pavilions commissioned by the Gujral Foundation
The revitalized vistas of Delhi’s Sunder Nursery are playing host to a unique architectural installation these days. From afar it seems like an undulating, seamless fold of origami. Crafted in copper and silver, this work has been aptly titled TOrigami, evoking the essence of the two elements. As sunshine ripples across its surface, the work by Ankon Mitra simulates a Zen garden where geometric precision meets quiet repose. This public art project is the first in a series of temporary pavilions, commissioned by the Gujral Foundation, to be created by select artists, architects and designers in locations across India. In an interview with Lounge, Mitra talks about responding to Sunder Nursery and creating origami with metal. Edited excerpts:
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