|Images courtesy of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Photos by Studio Hans Wilschut.|
The Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, has been transformed by American artist Oscar Tuazon. Tuazon's work marks the beginning of a new exhibition format for the museum, Sensory Space. For over three years the museum will be inviting international artists to create artworks specifically for the Willem van der Vorm Gallery. And what an exciting way to start the project!
Tuazon invites guests to climb inside his work, or rather, pass through them as they make their way through the white walled rooms of the gallery. The metal frames have created doorways and windows, giving the audience an inviting glimpse of rooms to come.
Tuazon says: ‘I do much of my work on-site and that usually means I don’t have a lot of time or a lot of control over exactly what materials are available. I use what’s there. I use what’s expedient, whatever I can afford. Each solution for a problem has particular properties and those properties are always interesting to me. I let them dictate the work. I like that thinking process because it incorporates considerations of time and economy. I like thinking under duress. I think that immediacy comes through when you look at the work.’
Special thanks to Contemporary Art Daily for sharing Tuazon's work.