A project by Arno Brandlhuber, Isa Melsheimer and Christopher Roth. Cum to Chandigarh (text), by Carson Chan

I : On a bleary, shadowless day this past January, Chandigarh’s coldest day in thirty years, Le Corbusier, his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, their gamine friend and protégée, processed down the ramps of the city’s High Court. It has been more than half a century, but the three friends knew the place well.

II : There is only the rumor so far. They went to India with a mission. They ended up doing the wrong thing in the right place. Or was it the other way around? Did they save something? Did they destroy anything? Who are we to tell? All that is left, today, is the present. And a sense of the future. There is no past. It was in Chandigarh, on January 6, 2011. It will always be tomorrow.

III : The German artist group stole two Pierre Jeanneret chairs from the rooftop of the High Court in Chandigarh.