Villeneuve d'Ascq

Villeneuve d'Ascq

Daniel Buren

Lille Métropole Musée d'Art Moderne (LAM)
1 Allée du Musée
January 22–May 14, 2000

Of the handful of upcoming European exhibitions devoted to Daniel Buren, this pair looms large. In Villeneuve d’Ascq, the emphasis is on the artist’s beginnings through the refinement of his “visual tool” (striped canvas in bands 8.7 centimeters wide, alternately white and color) in 1967. Also on offer, in Villeurbanne, is a retrospective of the “Cabanes,” an in-progress suite begun in 1982 that takes architecture and the notion of in situ (central to Buren’s thought) in a radically new direction. The occasion coincides with the publication of the first volume of Buren’s catalogue raisonné. Villeneuve d’Ascq, Jan. 22–May 14; Institut d’art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, Jan. 21–May 21.

Translated from French by Jeanine Herman.