A comprehensive look at the public artworks that Daniel Buren has made using ephemeral materials.
Beginning with the permanent work Le banderuole colorate (“Colored Weather Vanes”), created in Trivero, Italy for Fondazione Zegna's All'Aperto project, this book takes a comprehensive look at the public artworks that Daniel Buren has made using ephemeral materials. These range from his Affichages sauvages (unauthorized postings) of the late Sixties, to the many site-specific projects involving fabric, flags and textiles he has made since the Eighties, which lend visibility to a natural element of the landscape, wind – “like leaves on the trees”. Buren addresses themes that are pivotal to his career, like the “repetition of differences with a view to a sameness,” the relationship to be established with place and viewer, and the “specific duration” of the work in the public sphere, with across-the-board observations about maintenance, vandalism, spectacularization and performativity. In addition to a rich array of color plates, the book includes a newly compiled, detailed list of the artist's works in fabric from 1970 to the present.
Co-founder of the BMTP
group, Daniel Buren, born 1939 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, realizes works in situ and often transitory.
Edited by Barbara Casavecchia.
Foreword by Anna Zegna, introduction by Andrea Zegna, conversation between Daniel Buren, Barbara Casavecchia and Vincent Honoré.
published in October 2014
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
80 pages (color ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6749-112-4
EAN : 9788867491124