Daniel Buren
Tondi, situated works
7 Sep – 13 Oct 2018
39 Walker

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Daniel Buren, Photo-souvenir: Tondi, situated works, Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY, 2018

The Tondi were initially exhibited at Le Centquatre-Paris in France in 2015, and subsequently at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota, Colombia, in 2017. In their new, third configuration at Bortolami, they are situated within the specific architecture of the gallery. A limited-edition, fullyillustrated publication with texts by artist Liam Gillick and curator Annie Wischmeyer will accompany the exhibition.

In his over 50-year 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 constructs his work—much of which is temporary—in the architecture of both public and private spaces ranging from subway platforms to museums.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tondo n°8

Tondo n°8, 2015

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tondo n°15

Tondo n°15, 2015

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tondo n°16

Tondo n°16, 2015

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tondo n°7

Tondo n°7, 2015

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tondo n°4

Tondo n°4, 2015

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tondo n°10

Tondo n°10, 2015

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Beyond time, as far as the eye can see

Beyond time, as far as the eye can see, 2018

Press

Eva Zanardi Daniel Buren: Tondi, situated works, at Bortolami Gallery Quiet Lunch Sept 2018