daniel buren adds tinted squares to colorize MAMCS' glazed facade
 
daniel buren adds tinted squares to colorize MAMCS' glazed facade
jun 14, 2014

daniel buren adds tinted squares to colorize MAMCS' glazed facade

daniel buren adds tinted squares to colorize MAMCS’ glazed facade
comme un jeu d’enfant, travaux in situ, MAMCS, juin 2014 / detail
© daniel buren, adagp 2014 / musées de strasbourg, mathieu bertola

 

 

 

daniel buren: like child’s play, work in situ
the strasbourg modern and contemporary art museum, france

june 14th, 2014 through january 4, 2015

 

 

 

daniel buren has created two site-specific installations that unite the existing architecture of france’s strasbourg modern and contemporary art museum with his distinctive ‘on site’ colored environments he has been using since 1968. ‘like child’s play, work in situ’ is deployed over the MAMCS’ glazed façade and within the temporary exhibition space. chromatic values are applied onto tinted film and affixed directly to the glass canopy and the 25 meter high windows lining the ‘nave’. the result achieves a striking stained glass effect which radically alters the museum’s iconic façade from both the inside and the outside. reflections cast through the glass fall into the interior space, projecting vibrant tones on the walls, ceilings and floors, fully immersing the visitor in a radiant and kaleidoscopic glow.

daniel buren like child's play, work in situ
panels are colorized, creating a striking visual effect on the museum’s façade
comme un jeu d’enfant, travaux in situ, MAMCS, juin 2014 / detail
© daniel buren, adagp 2014 / musées de strasbourg, mathieu bertola

 

 

within the exhibition space, buren has built an architectural landscape with a hundred painted wooden components. the geometrically shaped modules are arranged symmetrically in the room, forming a sort of giant construction game.

daniel buren like child's play, work in situ
the interior of the space is filled with colored reflections that pass through the glass
comme un jeu d’enfant, travaux in situ, MAMCS, juin 2014 / detail
© daniel buren, adagp 2014 / musées de strasbourg, mathieu bertola

daniel buren like child's play, work in situ
vibrant panels line the buildings long and narrow ‘nave’
comme un jeu d’enfant, travaux in situ, MAMCS, juin 2014 / detail
© daniel buren, adagp 2014 / musées de strasbourg, mathieu bertola

daniel buren like child's play, work in situ
the work radically alters the museum’s distinctive exterior
comme un jeu d’enfant, travaux in situ, MAMCS, juin 2014 / detail
© daniel buren, adagp 2014 / musées de strasbourg, mathieu bertola

daniel buren like child's play, work in situ
chromatic values applied onto tinted film
comme un jeu d’enfant, travaux in situ, MAMCS, juin 2014 / detail
© daniel buren, adagp 2014 / musées de strasbourg, mathieu bertola

 

 

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