Monumenta 2012. Daniel Buren. "Excentrique(s), travail in situ".

Monumenta 2012. Daniel Buren. "Excentrique(s), travail in situ".
Grand Palais, Nef. [PAR] France 10/05-21/06/2012
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN.
Every year, Monumenta invites an internationally-renowned contemporary artist to produce a monumental work for display in the Grand Palais. Daniel Buren, one of France’s greatest artists, will be rising to this challenge during the fifth Monumenta event.

Following the installations by Anish Kapoor in 2011 and "PERSONNES"in 2010, now Monumenta 2012 invited famed French artist Daniel Buren for the fifth edition of the annual challenge to create an installation that will fill the soaring nave of Paris' Grand Palais. Buren's take on the site-specific concept is "Excentrique(s), travail in situ".

True to its name, what Buren has created can best be described as eccentric—a rainbow forest of hundreds of transparent, sunshade-like plastic saucers planted on flagstaffs spreads over the entire area of the 13,500-square-meter space, playing with the light pouring into the huge, glassy cupola to cover the ground with colorful reflected spots.


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Daniel Buren was born in Boulogne-Billancourt in 1938. In the early 1960s, he developed a radical art form which played simultaneously on an economy of means and the relationship between the support and the medium.