The Crossroads with 50 pillars - Daniel Buren
Daniel Buren (1938), Le Carrefour aux 50 piliers, dibond boxes, light boxes, translucent paper, 2017
In the space leading to urban transport, Daniel Buren has "dressed" the existing fifty posts to their full height, with 26.1 cm square-based dibond caissons. He introduced colour on two sides of these pillars: "ocean" blue for one and "cyclamen" red for the other. The other two are covered with alternating white and black vertical stripes 8.7 cm wide. The alignment of the pillars follows the pattern of the marble flooring. The walls of the corridors leading to and surrounding this artwork are made up of light boxes covered with translucent white paper, accentuating the luminosity of the whole.
A word about the artist
Daniel Buren studied at the École des Métiers d'Art and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He has experimented with painting, sculpture and cinema. He has created hundreds of artworks in situ all over the world that invade space to reveal its spatial, institutional and aesthetic limits. Each of Buren's works renews the relationship between the artwork, the place and the viewer.
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