Daniel Buren. Textile works

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.

Text: Casavecchia Barbara, Honoré Vincent et al. cm 17×24; pp. 80; paperback. Publisher: Mousse Publishing, Milano, 2014.

ISBN: 9788867491124| 8867491121

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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.

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