Daniel Buren

'Like Child’s Play' (Comme Un Jeu D’Enfant) 
Schwartz Carriageworks 
To August 12

Daniel Buren at Carriageworks, Sydney

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

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. 

Text excerpts from Schwartz Carriageworks media release.
Daniel Buren, Les Deux Plateaux, 1985-1986 permanent sculpture in situ - Paris

White acrylic paint on white and blue, striped fabric, 1974, 184 × 132 cm.

Very exciting to see a large scale work by Daniel Buren in Australia. I have included two earlier works to give the work at Carriageworks some context. After seeing his work at the Palazzo Reale in Milan in 2015 Buren has remained a favorite artist.