Lisson Gallery

Daniel Buren

Daniel Buren has punctuated the past 50 years of art with unforgettable interventions, controversial critical texts, thought-provoking public art projects and engaging collaborations with artists from different generations. Throughout his career Buren has created artworks that complicate the relationship between art and the structures that frame it. In the early 1960s, he developed a radical form of Conceptual Art, a “degree zero of painting” as he called it, which played simultaneously on an economy of means and the relationship between the support and the medium. In 1965 he began using his 8.7cm-wide vertical stripes as the starting point for research into what painting is, how it is presented, and more broadly, the physical and social environment in which an artist works. All of Buren’s interventions are created in situ, borrowing and colouring the spaces in which they are presented. They are critical tools addressing questions of how we look and perceive, and the way space can be used, appropriated, and revealed in its social and physical nature. In his work life finds its way into art, while autonomous art is able to reconnect with life.

Daniel Buren was born in Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris), France in 1938. His work has been the subject of major exhibitions at Carriageworks, Redfern, Australia (2018); Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, OH, USA (2018); Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany (2018); Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany (2017); Centre Pompidou Málaga, Málaga, Spain (2017); BOZAR Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (2016); Museo - Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico (2016); Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2014); Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France (2014); Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (2013); the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA (2005) and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2002). Buren has exhibited in the Venice Biennale, Italy more than ten times and was awarded the Golden Lion for his French Pavilion in 1986. That same year, he produced his first and most controversial public commission, The Two Plateaux, for the main courtyard of the Palais-Royal in Paris, France. In 2007, he received the Praemium Imperiale for Painting from Japan. Most recently, he was selected for the site specific Monumenta 2012 commission at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. Buren’s 1994 installation The Arches, permanent work in situ, is on view at the Southampton City Art Gallery, and in May 2017, he launched another permanent installation in the UK – Diamonds and Circles, works in situ – at Tottenham Court Road station in London, commissioned by Art on the Underground.


Current and recent projects:

'Daniel Buren. The Colors Above Our Heads Are Under Our Feet, As Well', Artis - Naples, The Baker Museum, Naples, FL, USA

Daniel Buren
4 Colours at 3 metres high, 2011
Situated work. Clear acrylic sheets, coloured self-adhesive filters, wood, screws, white paint, self-adhesive black vinyl 300 x 300 x 300 cm / 118 x 118 x 118 in.

Daniel Buren
A Perimeter for a Room work in situ, 2011
Clear acrylic sheets, coloured self-adhesive filters, wood, screws, steel cables, white paint, self-adhesive black vinyl Perimeter: 4800 cm / 1889 3/4 in. Depth: 150 cm / 59 in.

Daniel Buren
Work in situ, 2011
Photo-souvenir Arbeit/travail in situ , 'Daniel Buren: Es werde Licht/Que la Lumière soit', Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden, Baden, Germany
© DanielBuren – ADAGP Paris + Wolfgang Günzel

Daniel Buren
Work in situ, 2011
Photo-souvenir Arbeit/travail in situ , 'Daniel Buren: Es werde Licht/Que la Lumière soit', Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden, Baden, Germany
© DanielBuren – ADAGP Paris + Wolfgang Günzel

Daniel Buren
Installation view at Turner Contemporary. Borrowing and Multiplying the Landscape, work in situ, 2011
Mirrors, self-adhesive white vinyl and coloured filters

© David Grandorge

Daniel Buren
Installation view at Turner Contemporary. Borrowing and Multiplying the Landscape, work in situ, 2011
Mirrors, self-adhesive white vinyl and coloured filters

© David Grandorge

Daniel Buren
Work in situ, 2011
Photo-souvenir, 'Allegro Vivace', Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden, Baden, Germany © DanielBuren - ADAGP Paris + Wolfgang Günzel

Daniel Buren
Work in situ, 2011
Photo-souvenir, 'Allegro Vivace', Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden, Baden, Germany © DanielBuren - ADAGP Paris + Wolfgang Günzel

Daniel Buren
Work in situ, 2011
Photo-souvenir, 'Allegro Vivace', Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden, Baden, Germany © DanielBuren - ADAGP Paris + Wolfgang Günzel

Daniel Buren
Work in situ, 2011
Photo-souvenir, 'Allegro Vivace', Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden, Baden, Germany © DanielBuren - ADAGP Paris + Wolfgang Günzel

Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir De l'Azur au Temple du Ciel, travail in situ, Temple du Ciel, Pékin, October 2004. Détail ,
Work in situ
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China
Détail © D.B. - ADAGP Paris

Daniel Buren
5 Squares of Electric Light # 2 situated work, 2011
Woven fibre optic, LED (white, red), metal boxes 43.5 x 43.5 cm / 17 x 17 in. each

Daniel Buren
7 Lines of Electric Light: white & orange situated work, 2011
Woven fibre optic, LED (white, orange), metal boxes 26.1 x 269.7 cm / 10 3/8 x 106 1/4 in.

Daniel Buren
A Perimeter for a Room work in situ, 2011
Clear acrylic sheets, coloured self-adhesive filters, wood, screws, steel cables, white paint, self-adhesive black vinyl Perimeter: 4800 cm / 1889 3/4 in. Depth: 150 cm / 59 in.

Daniel Buren
A Square of Electric Light # 1 situated work, 2011
Woven fibre optic, LED (white, blue), metal box 147.9 x 147.9 cm / 58 1/4 x 58 1/4 in.

Daniel Buren
A Square of Electric Light # 4 situated work, 2011
Woven fibre optic, LED (white, red), metal box 147.9 x 147.9 cm / 58 1/4 x 58 1/4 in.

Daniel Buren
A Perimeter for a Room work in situ, 2011
Clear acrylic sheets, coloured self-adhesive filters, wood, screws, steel cables, white paint, self-adhesive black vinyl Perimeter: 4800 cm / 1889 3/4 in. Depth: 150 cm / 59 in.

Daniel Buren
Monumenta, 2012
Photo-souvenirs Excentrique(s), work in situ in 'Monumenta 2012', Grand Palais, Paris, France. Details. © DB-ADAGP

Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir : Le Vent souffle où il veut, Work in situ, Beaufort 03, De Haan, Belgium, March 2009., 2009
Détail. © DanielBuren - ADAGP

Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir : La coupure, Primo Entrée en matière, 2008
Work in situ Musée National Picasso, Paris

Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir: Emerging Cubes Bas-relief, 2007
Paint, fibreboard, tape 300 x 500 cm / 118 x 196 7/8 in.

Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir: From Three Windows, 2006
Works in situ
Modern Art Oxford

Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir: Around the corner, 2005
Work in situ
The Eye of the Storm
Guggenheim Museum, New York

Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir: On the waterfront: 16.150 flames , 2005
Work in situ 
International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan

Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir: Cerchi nell'aqua, 2004
Permanent works in situ
Arin, Ponticelli, Naples, Italy

Daniel Buren
4 Colours at 3 metres high, 2011
Situated work. Clear acrylic sheets, coloured self-adhesive filters, wood, screws, white paint, self-adhesive black vinyl 300 x 300 x 300 cm / 118 x 118 x 118 in.

Daniel Buren
Colours for a pergola: situated work, 2014
Clear acrylic sheets, coloured self-adhesive filters, wood, screws, white paint, self-adhesive black vinyl 3 x 9 x 3 m / 9 7/8 x 29 1/2 x 9 7/8 in.

Daniel Buren
Catch as catch can: work in situ, 2014
10 standing mirrors framed with white vinyl stripes, transparent vinyl (7 colours) Mirrors: 200.1 x 200.1 cm / 78 7/8 x 78 7/8 in.

Daniel Buren
Catch as catch can: work in situ, 2014
10 standing mirrors framed with white vinyl stripes, transparent vinyl (7 colours) Mirrors: 200.1 x 200.1 cm / 78 7/8 x 78 7/8 in.

Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir: Zigzag for Two Colours (blue & green), 2007
Paint, fibreboard, tape 350 x 100 cm / 137 7/8 x 39 3/8 in.

Daniel Buren
Peinture acrylique sur tissu rayé blanc et jaune d'or, 1989
Acrylic paint on yellow and white striped cotton canvas 170.2 x 131.4 x 2 cm / 67 x 51 3/4 x 3/4 in

Daniel Buren
Points de vue ou le Corridorscope, Extrait n _ 2, May 1983 - April 2003
Acrylic paint on striped fabric 240 x 140 cm / 94 1/2 x 55 1/8 in

Daniel Buren
Tondo n° 17, 2015
Coloured plexiglass, coloured altuglas in orange (15000), smoked yellow (16049), clear green (14004), clear blue (13010), red (12000) and green (14000), self-adhesive strips, steel 215 cm (diameter) / 84 5/8 in (diameter).

Daniel Buren
Pile Up: High relief n°B12, 2018
Powder coated aluminium Overall dimensions: 304.5 x 130.5 x 30.5 cm / 119 7/8 x 51 3/8 x 12 in

Daniel Buren
Pile Up: High relief n°B12, 2018
Powder coated aluminium Overall dimensions: 304.5 x 130.5 x 30.5 cm / 119 7/8 x 51 3/8 x 12 in

Daniel Buren
Pile Up: High relief n° B4, 2017
Powder coated aluminium Overall dimensions: 304.5 x 130.5 x 30.5 cm / 119 7/8 x 51 3/8 x 12 in

Daniel Buren
Pile Up: High relief n° B3, 2017
Powder coated aluminium Overall dimensions: 304.5 x 130.5 x 30.5 cm / 119 7/8 x 51 3/8 x 12 in

Exhibitions

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    Daniel Buren: PILE UP: High Reliefs. Situa...

    22 September – 11 November 2017

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    Daniel Buren: One thing to another, Situat...

    23 November 2011 – 14 February 2012

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    Daniel Buren: New Situated Works

    18 May – 23 June 2007

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    Daniel Buren: Depending on the Situation

    17 January – 15 February 1986

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    Daniel Buren: Included Excluded

    7 March – 3 April 1980

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    Daniel Buren

    2 March – 3 April 1976

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