Arts & Entertainment

Daniel Buren – Like Child’s Play


Daniel Buren shows how simple forms and colour contrasts interact in great synergy together.

By visiting the exhibition Like Child’s Play you feel like you are thrown back in time, entering a huge room of oversized wooden blocks which makes you believe you’re a child again.

Carriageworks and Buren created a small but awesome and expressive space which plays with contrast through colour and shapes.

The large-scale installation features 100 upscaled blocks, arches, triangles and pediments.

Although the installation has been exhibited a few times worldwide before, the actual installation is different each time.

Buren creates an impressive visual contrast, by only using colours along one side of his installation.

It seems like there are two spaces the colourful world of kids and the white and plain world of adults, which tends to make you feel a little lonely and cold and creates a completely different perception of space.

Offering a range of possibilities for interpretation and making you feel adult and childlike at the same time, the installation is definitely worth a visit.

Until Aug 12. Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. FREE. Info:

Reviewed by Lili Sekkai

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