Peter Struycken’s (b. 1939, The Hague) 2007 installation for the Coop Himmelb(l)au Pavilion, based on the French composer Pierre Boulez’s musical work …explosante-fixe…, went on view again in 2019. Five large screens scattered through the darkened gallery took visitors on a journey full of changing colours and forms, by turns intense and serene. The work was shown alternately with a new installation based on Alexander Scriabin’s dramatic symphony Prometheus: The Poem of Fire.
In Museum Estate Wijlre (Zuid-Limburg)
P. Struycken – Colour: Profusion and Variability
10.03.2019 — 10.11.2019
On the occasion of P. Struycken's eightieth birthday, Kasteel Wijlre estate realised a unique transformation of the Hedge House. The transformation consists of a painting that covers all of the building's floors, walls and ceiling. The red, black and white areas of colour will change the experience of the architecture of Wiel Arets, who designed the Hedge House. Struycken has never before realised a painted work on this scale, and for the first time, the Hedge House is using its space for a spatially all-encompassing artwork.
Alongside the transformation of the Hedge House, a solo exhibition of Struycken will also take place in the estate's Coach House.