Daniel Buren: A Fresco
At BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts
From 19 February to 22 May 2016
Photo-souvenir: Sha-Kkei ou Emprunter le paysage, travail in situ, Ushimado (Japon), novembre 1985. Détail. © DB-ADAGP Paris
The exhibition Daniel Buren: A Fresco responds the question: “How can you exhibit works of art which are connected to the place in which they were created, anywhere in the world?”. Since the 1960s the French artist Daniel Buren (°1938) has been developing an oeuvre characterised by the motif of 8.7 cm wide vertical white and coloured stripes in private homes, museums and public space. For his exhibition at the Centre for Fine Arts, Daniel Buren created a specific intervention in which his work enters into dialogue with that by artists who have inspired him (Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Mario Merz, Pablo Picasso, Joseph Beuys…). A new work in the form of a film offers a complete panorama of the artist’s temporary and permanent installations. In combination with the exhibited works, the film summarises the essence of Buren’s quest for beauty: a Fresco. In the frame of Art Brussels, the artist will be put on performance Couleurs superposées.
Certified by the label EXTRA
At the initiative of the Service for Cooperation and Cultural Action of the Embassy of France in Belgium and in partnership with the Institut Français and the Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe, EXTRA gathers numerous Belgian cultural partners around a journey through the French contemporary art, combining visual arts and live show. Designed as a label, EXTRA takes place from February to May 2016, in Brussels, Strombeek and Leuven. www.extrafr.be