DANIEL BUREN LIKE CHILD’S PLAY (COMME UN JEU D’ENFANT)


Photo-souvenir, Daniel Buren, COMO UN JUEGO DE NIÑO, TRABAJO IN SITU, presentation view, detail, Museo – Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 2016. Image courtesy and © DB and ADAGP Paris.


‘For me, colour is pure thought, and therefore completely inexpressible, every bit as abstract as a mathematical formula or a philosophical concept’ Daniel Buren

Like Child’s Play is inspired by German educational theorist Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbels. Consisting of 100 blocks, arches, triangles and pediments, Buren plays with scale so that the objects, which, as children we towered over now dwarf us. Throughout his career, Buren has created artworks that complicate the relationship between art and the structures that frame it. His work questions how space can be used, appropriated, and revealed both physically and socially.

Daniel Buren is recognised as one of France’s foremost contemporary artists, he has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, winning the Golden Lion in 1986.  His work has been the focus of exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York. Buren’s career spans five decades of interventions, controversial critical texts, thought-provoking public art projects and engaging collaborations with artists from across generations.

Daniel Buren will travel to Sydney to present the Australian premiere of his work Like Child’s Play, free to the public at Carriageworks from 7 July until 12 August 2018.

Daniel Buren will give a keynote address on Saturday 7 June, 11am, at Carriageworks.
Free to attend, register here: https://bit.ly/2N2lPwD

Webpage: http://carriageworks.com.au/events/daniel-buren/
Media Release: http://carriageworks.com.au/daniel-buren-media-release/