The TU/e Art Committee TU/e is not only responsible for the management of the art collection. It also supports projects in the areas of art, art, culture, architecture and design, both with recommendations and financially. On these pages you will find references to a number of those projects.
De Betekenaar (The Significator)
This twofold work of art travels through the city for certain projects. At night it adds - extra - meaning to a building, project or object, by projecting a drawing or a picture on it with laser beams. For each project a different artist or designer is asked to design a picture. For the first performance of De Betekenaar, during the opening of the National Swimming Pool de Tongelreep, this was video artist Olga Mink (see photo).
The concept of De Betekenaar belongs to Atelier Vrijdag from Eindhoven. The final picture was realized with the assistance of the Art Committee of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Municipality of Eindhoven (Eindhoven Lichtstad) and the Stichting MAD (Multi Media Art Design).
The project Natural Art was initiated by Van der Waals, the student faculty association of the Department of Physics. It is a big project around nature, art and science for which they approached artist Alex Vermeulen. The project was realized in 2006, the lustrum year of the TU/e.
The BLOB Art Pavilion, a design by Jurgen Bey, is intended as a mobile art pavilion on the TU/e campus. The initiative and the concept were developed by Arno Pronk of the Department of Architecture, Building and Planning and Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte, supported financially by the Art Committee among others. The exhibitions in the BLOB Art Pavilion will be on the interface between art and technology.
CHEOPS, the Structural Engineer student faculty association, has organized a design contest for students. It concerns a meeting place on the TU/e campus where various activities can take place.
The 'Hermitage' of the American architect Lebbeus Woods was attached to the fašade of the Witte Dame in 1998, but removed from it in 1999. The TU/e then took care of this architectonic work of art. In 2004 it was donated to the Netherlands Architecture Institute, where it is hanging from the fašade once again.