Daniel Buren: The Museum That Did Not Exist.

Daniel Buren: The Museum That Did Not Exist.
Library Shelf Location 18.BURE
Publication Date 2010
Description Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Centre Pompidou, 26 Jun.-23 Sep. 2002. Includes bibliographical references. Translation of: Le musée qui n'éxistait pas. Paris : Éditions du Centre Pompidou/Éditions Xavier Barral, 2010. Summary Since the late 1960s Daniel Buren has been challenging the traditional methods of presenting art through museums and galleries. Through his conceptual works Buren audaciously argues that the art and its viewing environment are both inextricable and antithetical. This beautiful volume takes readers on a tour of a spectacular exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The photographs depict Buren's employment of the museum as a whole; not only did he transform an entire floor, but also let his art spill out into the museum's cafe, terraces, roofs, and walkways. The pieces, which he destroyed immediately after the exhibition closed, included hundreds of open cubes, mirrors, banners, and even a car park. Also featured are fascinating, behind-the-scenes accounts of the installation by the curator, Buren's own pre-exhibition sketches, ideas, and floor plans, and perceptive essays that capture the significance of Buren's daring achievement.
ISBN 9783791344997
Quantity 1
Pages 335 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 25 cm
Authors Bernard Blistene, Laurent Le Bon, Patrick Bouchain, Dorothea Van Hantelmann
Format Hardback
Publisher Prestel Publishing, New York
Related Artist Daniel Buren
Categories Installation, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality French
Language English

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