Architecture, contre-architecture : transposition
Daniel Buren
Architecture ... transposition
Daniel Buren (French; Contemporary, Conceptual, Abstract Minimalism; b. 1938): Architecture, contre-architecture : transposition, 2010. Site-specific installation, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (known as 'Mudam') (The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art), Luxembourg. © Daniel Buren. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

"… the work he created here at mudam intentionally interacts with the museum’s architecture by i.m. pei, adding a totally new and colourful dynamic to the grand hall’s atrium." (

'The exhibition by Daniel Buren in the Grand Hall of Mudam is the fruit of a joint invitation to the artist from Mudam and Centre Pompidou-Metz to create a specific installation in relation to their respective spaces. As it is often the case with his work, the installation the artist has conceived for Mudam is concerned with “frames" - be they aesthetic, architectural or institutional - which condition any exhibited art by rendering certain aspects visible.

… By using colour and light, two basic materials of pictorial art, Buren creates, with this coloured atrium, a sort of 3d painting which is only completed by the attentive gaze of viewers wandering through the space. It is the visual experience of the viewer that is of central interest to the artist.'

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