Deepika Gandhi, director of the Le Corbusier Centre, feels that artworks must be showcased on a rotation basis even in museums, as was planned for the Leisure Valley, opposite the museum, which still has on display works by eminent sculptors.
In his new role as the vice-president of the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, Chandigarh-based Hindi poet and writer Madhav Kaushik in an interview with The Indian Express talks about how he stands for equality of all languages and the dignity of authors.
As the son of the creator of Rock Garden, Anuj Saini, hopes to take his father’s vision of unique landscaping to other cities of the country, he shares how Nek Chand created thematic public work, one of the largest collections here in Chandigarh, at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Stadium, opposite DAV College in Sector 10.
Many artists have been inspired by nature, portraying its many moods, such as Bharti Sharma, who celebrates nature on her canvas and says she feels blessed to love and paint ‘nature’ and ‘celebrations’.
According to Deepika Gandhi, the Director of the Museum, the versatility of the materials that Le Corbusier used for the making of Chandigarh are also reflective of Nek Chand’s works, who worked with diverse materials to create a wealth of art.