Public Art at ARTS FIRST

STUDENT PUBLIC ART PROJECTS IN HARVARD YARD

Eggs of Origin

Thursday – Sunday
Artist talk Saturday 2 PM
by Te Palandjian '21
LOCATION: Harvard Yard, near Hollis Hall

A series of sculptures explores the human desire to categorize based on visual characteristics and perceptions of ethnicity. How do we react when confronted with beings who cannot be interrogated about their origins, shapes and colors?

Living Form

Thursday – Sunday
Artist talk Saturday 3 PM 
by John D. Wagner '19, Nadyeli Quiroz '20
LOCATION:
Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

See how design might influence humanitarian aid and refugee settlement through methods that respect and promote the dignity of refugees. This structure catalyzes a shared experience of spatial creation, imagination and participation by prototyping a shaded outdoor communal space for the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh.

Vanishing Soundscapes

Thursday – Sunday
Artist talk Saturday 3:30 PM 
Performances:
Friday 12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3 PM
Saturday 12, 12:30, 2:30, 3, 4 PM
Sunday 1:30, 2, 2:30, 4, 4:30, 5 PM
by Elitza Koeva GSD DDes ‘21, Spyridon Ampanavos GSD DDes '17 
LOCATION: Tercentenary Theatre, near Memorial Church and Thayer Hall

We are increasingly retreating from nature, surrounded by urban soundscapes, isolated from the eco-symphony of living organisms. This immersive acoustic experience amplifies the sounds of wild habitats threatened by the expansion of built environments.
With thanks to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 

These projects are presented through the Office for the Arts Public Art Program.

 

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS IN THE SMITH CAMPUS CENTER

Passage of Time

Thursday – Sunday
Artist talk Saturday 2 PM 
by Meng Jiang GSD '19
LOCATION: 
Arcade Stairway to Roof Garden, Smith Campus Center

Experience the tranquility of a Zen garden through rippled layers of sculpture that evoke mountains, waves and other objects shaped by the passage of time.

700 470 530

Thursday – Sunday
Artist talk Saturday 1 PM 
by Javier A. Masís PhD '19, Nathan S. Tyrell MIT MS '17
LOCATION: South Arcade Room, Smith Campus Center

Projected light and black-and-white film photography deconstruct and reconstruct color imaging and perception.

The Tree That Is, the Trees That Were Not, and the Trees That Will Be

Thursday – Sunday
Artist talk Saturday 3 PM 
by Aranzazu de Ariño GSD '19, Armida Fernandez GSD '20, Penelope Phylactopoulos GSD '19
LOCATION:  Green Wall near swissbäkers, Smith Campus Center

Inspired by plant propagation practices at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, this installation challenges the concepts of individuality, failure and success.

 

These projects are presented through the Office for the Arts Public Art Program and Harvard Common Spaces.