Child’s play

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A large play­ground de­signed to wel­come vis­i­tors. A fu­sion of ar­chi­tec­ture and re­al­ity. An in­stal­la­tion by Daniel Buren at Museo Madre. n ex­hi­bi­tion ded­i­cated to Daniel Buren, one of the world’s most in­no­va­tive con­tem­po­rary con­cep­tual artists. Of French ori­gin, Buren spe­cial­izes in site- spe­cific or ‘ in- situ’ in­stal­la­tions dis­tin­guished by un­usual ge­ome­tries and min­i­mal­ist colours closely as­so­ci­ated with time, space and, in gen­eral, the ex­hi­bi­tion or ur­ban spa­ces for which they were de­signed. “Come un gioco da bam­bini” is the first ex­hi­bi­tion set to an­i­mate the rooms of Museo Madre, a com­mis­sion un­der­taken by the artist to cel­e­brate the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the mu­seum and its public. To mark the oc­ca­sion, Daniel Buren has trans­formed the gallery on the ground floor of the mu­seum into a real play­ground just wait­ing to be ex­plored. Once in­side the brightly- coloured in­stal­la­tion, cre­ated in col­lab­o­ra­tion with ar­chi­tect Pa­trick Vouchain, vis­i­tors are able to ac­tu­ally walk through a city made up of hyp­notic cir­cles, coloured arches, cylin­dri­cal tow­ers, square foun­da­tions and tri­an­gu­lar ped­i­ments, ar­ranged sym­met­ri­cally as if they were a part of the mu­seum’s ar­chi­tec­ture. What the ob­server sees is a com­pos­ite land­scape, the re­pro­duc­tion of a real minia­ture city, al­most a meta­phys­i­cal city per­fectly in­cor­po­rated within a real one ( the ar­chi­tec­tural el­e­ments of the mu­seum), where vis­i­tors can lose them­selves, ini­tially amidst its pure white colour scheme and sub­se­quently among its myr­iad kalei­do­scopic nu­ances. An ex­hi­bi­tion that al­lows vis­i­tors to ex­plore ar­chi­tec­ture and art in a dif­fer­ent way, trans­form­ing them into real el­e­ments of living space, plung­ing vis­i­tors into an im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence whereby they are given an op­por­tu­nity to come face- to- face with the vi­tal­ity of con­tem­po­rary art. Un­til 31 Au­gust. Mon- Sat 10am- 7- 30pm; Sun 10am – 8pm; closed on Tues­days. En­try € 7 >> www. museo­ma­drenapoli. it Museo Madre. Via Set­tem­brini, 79, Naples. T: 08119313016

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