Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
OUI

For Kunsthal Aarhus Sculpture Park, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have designed a series of outdoor sitting installations named OUI (2017). Each of the four circular installations are made of galvanised steel. Three of them are placed around trees in the park, while the fourth surrounds a fireplace by the main entrance. Artistic Director of Kunsthal Aarhus, Jacob Fabricius, explains that the artwork installations in the park stem from the Bouroullec’s exhibition Rêveries Urbaines, which was displayed in Rennes in 2016. This exhibition showcased different models of imagined urban design. The installations can be used to sit on, sit by or can be looked at from the center. The circle surrounding the tree expands on the tree itself and makes it into a place to reside and interact for guests of the park. OUI challenges how design and function can be activated in urban spaces. The focus on connection and linkage is emphasised by the steel material that points to a modern and industrialised society. The Bouroullec Brothers are known for their work with Danish design companies HAY and Kvadrat. OUI is produced in collaboration with Kvadrat and is supported by Nordea-fonden, the Municipality of Aarhus, Kvadrat and Aarhus: European Capital of Culture, 2017. Materials: Galvanised steel

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OUI, 2017. Photo: Kåre Viemose
OUI, 2017. Photo: Kåre Viemose