New York

Daniel Buren

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
1071 Fifth Avenue
March 25–June 8, 2005

Curated by Lisa Dennison, Susan Cross, and Alison Gingeras

In 1971, Buren's contribution to the Sixth Guggenheim International Exhibition was removed without his consent before the show's opening. Now the French Conceptualist who taught us to be leery of museum display returns to the Gugg for a one-man event. On view are new site-specific works—a structure (one corner of an imagined cube) that rises in the rotunda up to the sixth ramp and installations in the windows of two galleries—and roughly fifteen paintings from the early '60s. These projects promise to make plain the continuing relevance of Buren's investigations into the ideological workings of art-world institutions. A catalogue on the artist's past and current endeavors includes essays by the curators and Bernard Blistène.