Harvard Business School

The Business School is well-known for the significant collection of contemporary art that enlivens its corridors. With KCFA, the School sought to enrich its campus grounds with a complementary outdoor sculpture program.

We identified sculpture as a visual means to convey the School's roots in tradition alongside constant innovation. KCFA coordinated loans of outdoor sculpture from living artists for a rotating exhibition schedule. We selected objects that generate conversation, literally, and engage a business-minded campus.

1. Erwin Wurm, Big Disobedience, 2016. Photo by Susan Young. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.; 2. Jaume Plensa, Inés, 2013. Photo Susan Young. Courtesy of the artist and Richard Gray Gallery

The art activated the grounds, creating an outdoor space to congregate rather than simply pass through. A Hank Willis Thomas bench shaped like a thought bubble invited the students to sit within it. A monumental Jaume Plensa placed in the center of a circular quad encouraged an exploration of the space: the Plensa's form only revealed itself over the course of a 360 degree perambulation.

Harvard Magazine

Artful Campus

Oct 31, 2016

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