Stone, Paper, Pillar, The Gujral Foundation, New Delhi

February 1 - May 30 2017

The Gujral Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition by artist Ayesha Singh, whose works at “Stone, Paper, Pillar” draw attention to the evolution of the column from a structural need to a decorative want. With an interest in creating new spaces in pre-existing architecture, Singh uses scale to investigate the malleability of space in both its physical and illusionary manifestations.

Columns, New Delhi (2016) is an installation of large-format photographs that can be walked around and experienced. The works simultaneously create and fragment the viewers visual and physical experience of the interior. Referencing facade-like architectural creations, the images can only be viewed from on one side. Singh’s work is informed by hybrid constructions that emulate architectural tropes from various countries and cultures, often making themselves incongruous to their physical location. The content of the work draws attention to purely aesthetic, non functional and non-structural elements in Delhi’s architecture. Evolution (2017) is a wall piece that outlines the progression of the capitals of columns, from Egyptian, Greek, Roman to its appropriation.

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