Daniel Buren at Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany
The window, a membrane between inside and out, becomes sculpture: From May to November 2022, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden will present a series of three consecutive exhibitions, designating for the first time ever the architecture of its exhibition hall as a point of artistic departure.
Each work will be directly applied to the large glass wall of the hall's main facade; visually and conceptually connecting the exterior, the park, with the interior. As the first in the series, Daniel Buren has created in-situ works in a rhythm of red, green, yellow and blue alternating with his 'visual tool' of 8.7 cm wide white stripes.
Viewers approach the site from the higher topography of the park, along a gently descending footpath. The initial bird's-eye view of the space eventually gives way to a view from below when visitors arrive and enter the hall.
The window itself becomes the object. The play between exterior and interior — of the ever-changing light of each day, of the blue, red, green and yellow shadows cast on the floor and walls of the exhibition hall — creates a complex associative image.
The three artists in the series, Daniel Buren, Tatsuo Miyajima, and Bettina Pousttchi represent three different generations and three uniquely individual artistic approaches, each internationally recognized for years. Now, for the first time, they are being brought together for this series of exhibitions at Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden.