AXER / DESAXER

Installation of a work by Daniel Buren at the Madre Museum in Naples

An exclusive installation for the museum

My first trip abroad as part of a team of installers was the installation of Daniel Buren’s work at the Madre Museum in Naples, entitled Axer/Désaxer, designed and produced by ArtProject. The project consisted of covering the entirety of the entry hall with aluminum panelling, a feature of the artist’s own expression, conforming to the architecture of the space. Split into two parts, one side with mirrors and the other with a composition of stripes and colors, which gave the artist his notoriety. The space was spanned by an axis that divided it asymmetrically. The mirror thus allows the visitor to face their own space thanks to a “mise en abime” technique.

COVERING THE WALLS, FROM FLOOR TO CEILING

From floor to ceiling, the transformed space invited a colorful stroll in the midst of mirrors and other motifs created by Buren. This construction site was like a baptism by fire for me, it unfolded in the image of the city, uproariously loud, but stimulating. 

axer /désaxer

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ArtProject

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2015

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