The exhibition of French artist Danial Buren opens in three different museums on the same day. Each museum is assigned a part of the overall title: hier in the Stedelijk Amsterdam, vanaf in the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller and elders in the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven. Buren creates a geographical triangle that connects the museums. In each museum, he marks a point of the triangle in the exhibition space using the striped awning canvas that is so characteristic for him. Each museum is given its own colour.
The so-called orthocentre, where the altitudes of the triangle intersect, lies in Asperen in the Betuwe. In this central point, Buren places three wall panels that indicate the directions to the museums. For the opening, a bus trip rides to all the locations, because according to Oxenaar ‘the total project’ can only be understood when all ‘the places of action’ are visited.
16 windows and 6 paintings
With the awning canvas, Buren also makes a work for each museum that specifically relates to the building. In the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller he covers 16 windows in the new building with the material. Also, on the backs of six paintings he places a piece of fabric of exactly the same size as the painting. In consultation with Quist, Oxenaar decides to acquire the work that Buren made for Otterlo.