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‘Blue Gate’ art installation invites viewers to renew themselves
blue gate art on Emory University campus

A new sculpture installed on the Atlanta campus this week uses a house shape to symbolize a space to meditate and recover a true sense of self, just as an actual house offers physical shelter for rest and recovery.

The temporary installation, entitled “Blue Gate,” is in the grassy area beside McDonough Plaza. It will be on display until Nov. 4.

A marker placed near the sculpture explains its purpose:

Just as a material house is a physical shelter for rest and recovery, South Korean-born, Atlanta-based artist In Kyoung Chun designed “Blue Gate” to symbolically express a hidden space in our daily lives where we meditate and recover a true sense of ourselves. As you pass through the gate, imagine the blue light cleansing and reenergizing you, like water. Step into this energy and continue forward with renewed power to live your life.

Events based around the project include yoga/meditation classes on Oct. 17 and Oct. 27 from 6-7 p.m., as well as Arts Wonderful Wednesday After Dark on Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. A student group open mic night is also being planned. 

Emory Arts worked with Campus Life, the Office of Undergraduate Education and Dashboard (a group that frames its work about finding different spaces for artists and artists for different spaces) to bring the piece to Emory.

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