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Maze installation opens outside Chippo’s Turner Contemporary

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A maze-like art installation by Dutch artist Krijn de Koning has been unveiled on the south terrace of David Chipperfield’s Turner Contemporary in Margate

Entitled ‘Dwelling’, the project forms part of the Turner Contemporary’s Summer of Colour Festival and the Folkestone Triennial and is paired with an almost identical installation at a Victorian grotto in Folkestone.

Each installation features 11 coloured walls, 10 doors and seven windows and appears as a maze which visitors can walk through. The installations are identical except for the fact that at Folkestone, part of the work is subsumed by the face of the grotto.

Dwelling by Krijn de Koning (Margate) 2014. Photo: Thierry Bal

Dwelling by Krijn de Koning (Margate) 2014. Photo: Thierry Bal

‘I decided to design a project that would work in both Margate and Folkestone, in two totally different environments,’ said de Koning. ‘At Margate, the Turner Contemporary is a very strong, solid object of architecture that works very well on many levels, with a side space that is also very interesting, while the grotto was a lovely environment to frame.’

He added: ‘The art works are meant to focus attention on the environments, to reveal the character and hidden aspects of the places to visitors.’

Both installations will be open until 2 November 2014.

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