Bayadères for Two Skywalks by Daniel Buren organized by the Hunter College Art Galleries and is on view until September 2016. This installation, spanning the 3rd and 7th floor skyways, is a series of brightly colored translucent stripes that invite the viewer to peer at the city through different lenses.

“It is by working for a given exhibition site that the work in situ—and it alone—opens up the field for a possible transformation of the very place itself.” – Daniel Buren

Daniel Buren (b. 1938) is a French artist whose work is rooted in the avant-garde conceptual practices of the 1960s. Buren has long engaged in creating large-scale site-specific works, conceiving and executing these works in response to the specific architectural and institutional setting and using these elements as cues for reimagining the space. For Hunter College, Buren has transformed the iconic skywalks into prismatic passageways, rendering a familiar space unfamiliar. This intervention creates an opportunity to engage with the architecture in a new way—prompting questions about how we experience color, light, and space and how those elements alter the social and physical environment. As in all of Buren’s site-specific work, the artwork itself is only completed through interaction, eliciting the viewers’ intellectual, emotional, and sensorial response as they move through the space.


LOCATION: Hunter College Lexington Avenue Skywalks | 68th Street and Lexington Avenue
DATES: March 23 - September, 2016                                                                            
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Hunter College 68th Street and Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10065

Daniel Buren's 'Bayadères for Two Skywalks' Color Hunter College

When
Mar 23 - Sep, 2016
Where
Hunter College
68th Street and Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Bayadères for Two Skywalks by Daniel Buren organized by the Hunter College Art Galleries and is on view until September 2016. This installation, spanning the 3rd and 7th floor skyways, is a series of brightly colored translucent stripes that invite the viewer to peer at the city through different lenses.

“It is by working for a given exhibition site that the work in situ—and it alone—opens up the field for a possible transformation of the very place itself.” – Daniel Buren

Daniel Buren (b. 1938) is a French artist whose work is rooted in the avant-garde conceptual practices of the 1960s. Buren has long engaged in creating large-scale site-specific works, conceiving and executing these works in response to the specific architectural and institutional setting and using these elements as cues for reimagining the space. For Hunter College, Buren has transformed the iconic skywalks into prismatic passageways, rendering a familiar space unfamiliar. This intervention creates an opportunity to engage with the architecture in a new way—prompting questions about how we experience color, light, and space and how those elements alter the social and physical environment. As in all of Buren’s site-specific work, the artwork itself is only completed through interaction, eliciting the viewers’ intellectual, emotional, and sensorial response as they move through the space.


LOCATION: Hunter College Lexington Avenue Skywalks | 68th Street and Lexington Avenue
DATES: March 23 - September, 2016                                                                            
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