Daniel Buren
ELECTRICITY PAPER VINYL...Works in Situ & Situated Works From 1968 to 2013 (Dedicated to Michael Asher)
10 Jan – 16 Feb 2013
Petzel Gallery


Daniel Buren, Electricity Fabric Paint Paper Vinyl… Works in Situ & Situated Works from 1968 to 2013, Installation view, Petzel, New York, NY, 2013

Throughout his almost 50-year-long career, Daniel Buren is best known for his use of contrasting stripes as a visual tool that reveals the specific features and dimensions of a site, often transforming the environment for which it was specifically designed. He alters the perception and context of one’s surroundings by modifying the navigation of space, enhancing lighting, obstructing viewpoints, and highlighting certain architectural features. Buren installs his work—much of which is temporary—in the architecture of both public and private spaces ranging from subway platforms to prestigious museums.