Born in Boulogne-Billancourt (), lives in Paris ().
Daniel Buren is a system analytical essentialist. Characteristic for Buren's work is his constant use of vertical stripes. These stripes are invariably executed in white and one other colour and always have the same width of 8.7 centimeter; this is the same pattern seen on the cloths for many awnings. Since 1965, Buren has been using this pattern systematically for the creation of his works. With this poetical element as a means, he attempts to come to deeper understanding about how the world, and especially the art-world, works.
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Daniel Buren - Chapitre I...
Daniel Buren, Daniel Buren - Chapitre I - De la Couverture/Della Copertina/On the Cover (Biennale de Venise - 1986), 1986. Book, ink, paper, 36.7 x 29.8 cm, language : French, Italian, English, authors : Suzanne Pagé & Daniel Buren, publisher : Association Française d'Action Artistique, Paris.
Sketches for a work in si...
Daniel Buren, Sketches for a work in situ by Daniel Buren, 1987. Book, ink, paper, 21 x 29.5 cm, publisher : Serpentine Gallery, London, ISBN : 0-7287-05-39-7.
Daniel Buren - Essai hété...
Daniel Buren, Daniel Buren - Essai hétéroclite, 1981. Book, ink, paper, 24 x 16.9 cm, language : English, Dutch, French, authors : R.H. Fuchs & Daniel Buren, publisher : Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
Daniel Buren, Affiches-invitations pour Wide White Space, Antwerp, 1969/1971/1972/1973/1974. Détails., 1969-1974. Miscellaneum, ink, paper.
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The collection XXXII – Pe...
07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
2013 was the ‘year of the collection’. Two large exhibitions and an extensive book put the contents of the M HKA collection on the map and po
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
"... They cannot be reduced. They’re not representable. The claim of the complexity of their design is irreducible. They never give the impre