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Daniel BUREN

[1938 -]

THE COLORS SUSPENDED: 3 exploded cabins [2003]

  • steel, galvanium steel sheet, mirror, paint (red, yellow and blue)
    cube: 400.0×400.0×400.0cm, door: 200.0×100.0×26.1cm
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The insides of these three small cabins are variously painted in red, yellow, and blue, and mirrors have been attached to the exteriors. When walking around them the viewer sees not only the primary colors, but also the surrounding scenery at the same time. This could include museum buildings, their interiors, or the greenery of a garden. A kind of “escape hatch” has been installed at the four compass points of each cabin which, like the mirrors, allows things to enter and leave the structures from both inside and outside.     Since the late 1960s the artist, Daniel Buren, has been displaying artworks not only inside museums but also outside in urban areas. Buren created this work specifically for the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art. Incorporating the regularity of the architectural design of Yoshio Taniguchi, Buren combines both interior and exterior to give rise to a fresh spatial experience.

From Facsimile to Site [1991]

  • plywood, acrylic board, mirror, paint (red, blue, yellow, black and green)
    dimensions depending upon the room size
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The Rotating Square in and out of the Frame [1989]

  • lithograph, paper, aclyic and wooden frame
    245.0×245.0cm
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It is, then, smack in the middle of the place that things take place: A Flame in a flame in a flame #42 [1988]

  • opaque self-adhesive acetate film (black and white stripes, 8.7cm wide), glass, wood
    dimensions depending upon the wall size
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Untitled [1970]

  • acrylic, linen (white and red stripes, 8.7cm wide)
    206.0×201.0cm
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Painting of Variable Forms [1966]

  • acrylic, linen (white and orange stripes, 8.7cm wide)
    200.0×200.0cm
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