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Skyqutb: permanent site-specific sculpture

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Andrew Burton


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3m x 3m x 2m sculpture in brick and mortar. Other sculptures in wax, earth, mollases and pigment. Produced during a residency at the Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi funded by the Arts Council of England and Newcastle University's Arts and Humanities Research Fund. The work represented research into a particular physical place, part desert part building site on the periphery of Delhi. Traditinally this has been the area where most of the bricks from which Delhi is largely constructed have been made. The earth is dug and fired here. stacks of abandonedbricks scattered around this landscape resemble archaeological remains. The sculpture seeks to find new ways of interpreting these bricks, both individually and en-masse as sculpture. Thelocation of the work itself was also the source of most of the materials used.

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Artist(s): Burton A

Publication type: Artefact

Publication status: Published

Year: 2005

Venue: Sanskriti Foundation

Location: Sanskriti Foundation, Delhi, India (the Sanskriti is one of India’s leading cultural foundations)

Source Publication Date: 1 April 2005

Type of Work: sculpture, brick, produced in the brick yards around Delhi

Notes: SkyQutb was selected by the jury of International Sculpture Magazine, New York, and reviewed (with illustrations) by Virginia Nostrand Lee in the July/August 2006 edition