Artist Daniel Arsham invites visitors to Milan’s Palazzo Del Senato to step inside a mystery tunnel and find out where it leads.
Named Divided Layers, the site-specific artwork is made of individual panels arranged to echo the rhythm of the columns of the surrounding Palazzo, adding a sense of forward motion to the piece. It was commissioned by kitchen and bathroom specialists Kohler and follows Arsham’s previous collaboration with the US brand, which saw him design a 3D-printed sink resembling carved and polished rock.
The installation sits on top of a mirrored surface, creating the impression that the piece floats atop a still lake.
‘The flow of water is experienced in both negative and positive space, regardless of a form’s “function”,’ says Arsham, who explains that the artwork is designed to make people feel as if they’re journeying through the layers of his Kohler sink.
Divided Layers runs until 12 June 2022 at Palazzo Del Senato, Via Senato 10 20121 Milano Italia.