Daniel Buren

29 Apr - 16 Jul 2016

© Daniel Buren
Peintures 1966 - 1969, Travaux Situés 2016
Installation view
Buchmann Box, 2016
Peintures 1966 - 1969, Travaux Situés 2016
29 April - 16 July 2016

In the Buchmann Box the gallery is showing early works by Daniel Buren (*1938 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France), dating from 1966 and 1969. These were key years in the artist’s oeuvre, years in which he reached his “degree zero of painting”. They also mark the start of his in-situ artworks, which he created all over the world and which use 8.7-cm-wide vertical stripes as a signature visual code. The repetitive use of these stripes eliminates any form of representation. The image references only itself. Buren places the pictures on the ground like objects, thus adding to their self-referentia­lity by appropriating the space in which they are shown.
Daniel Buren’s work is in private and public collections all over the world. There are more than 100 permanent installations worldwide. He was awarded the Golden Lion for his French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1986. In 2007 he received the Praemium Imperiale.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris will open a solo show with Daniel Buren on 11 May.

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