Daniel Buren

Tucci Russo Studio per l'Arte Contemporanea

Daniel Buren’s work emphasizes the dialectic between object, sign, and place. Through modularity, he creates a virtual space that takes shape in the relationships among volume, color, and viewer. In this show, this relationship was shown through a play between visibility and invisibility, between the design of the object and the multiplication of colors reflected in it. Buren alternated bands of mirror and white laminated wood, constructing a series of ten large square frames—a direct symbol for painting. But unlike a painting, here everything took place outside the frame. At its center, the frame enclosed a wall area, an empty, white space, which entered into a relationship with the surrounding wall. It was as if the “painting” had been turned inside out. And this was underlined by the reflection of the colors—the opposite walls were painted red, black, blue, yellow—within the mirror

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