Daniel Buren: Going for a Walk in a Zigzag

A world-renowned French artist, Daniel Buren (b. 1938) has taken over EMMA’s exhibition space until July. <p>A world-renowned French artist, Daniel Buren (b. 1938) has taken over EMMA’s exhibition space until July.&nbsp;</p>
<p>For EMMA, Buren has created an enormous new work Les Paravents consisting of countless folding screens, inviting visitors to take a walk through the zigzagging maze. In this site-specific piece, the screens embody Buren’s signature themes of impermanence and mutability.</p>
<p>Daniel Buren is a giant in the field of contemporary art, with a career spanning over 60 years and more than 3000 site-specific exhibitions around the world. He is famous for his practice of using 8.7 cm-wide vertical stripes as a visual tool to reveal hidden aspects of familiar spaces.&nbsp;</p>
<p>The exhibition will also spill outside the walls of the museum with a line-up of open-air events and interventions. A week before the opening, Buren’s signature vertical stripes enlivened Helsinki’s and Espoo’s winter landscape on over 300 JCDecaux billboards across the two cities.</p>
<p>Also featured is Ployer/Déployer, an open-air piece of 105 striped flags to fill Espoo’s Tapionaukio Square in May. Buren’s famous stripes will additionally appear on the sails of optimist dinghies competing in a regatta on Nuottaniemi Bay in a piece called Sail/Canvas – Canvas/Sail (Voile/Toile – Toile/Voile), organised in collaboration with the Espoo Pursiseura Yacht Club EPS.</p>
<p>Striped vests will transform the museum’s customer service personnel into a living part of a work called Vests (Essai hétéroclite: Les Gilets, travail situé). The personnel will wear striped vests throughout the duration of the exhibition.&nbsp;</p>
<p>The exhibition is curated by Arja Miller in collaboration with the Director of the Danish art agency Creator Projects, Simon Friese.</p>
<p>EMMA<br>2.3.-17.7.2022<br>Tue &amp; Sat-Sun 11.00–17.00, Wed-Fri 11.00-19.00&nbsp;</p>
<p>Admission fee 10/12€, under 18 and over 70 yrs free entry</p>
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