Is and isn’t so Daniel Buren

Blick in den Ausstellungssaal, Foto: Ralph Stenzel ( © VG BildKunst 09

Daniel Buren, MODULATON: Arbeiten in situ. Blick in den Ausstellungssaal, Foto: Ralph Stenzel ( © VG BildKunst 09

“The French-born international artist Daniel Buren is considered one of the fiercest critics of contemporary art. It is particularly towards the museum, its circumstances and conditions, that he likes to turn his critical attention. For the “museum is the place, with regard to which and for which works are created.”

“In Nuremberg Daniel Buren encounters the striking architecture of Volker Staab, whose symbiosis of different architectural traditions represents a milestone in the history of modern museum architecture. In the exhibition “MODULATION Works in situ” conceived exclusively for the Neues Museum, Daniel Buren explores certain distinctive elements of the museum’s design. Making specific reference to the façade, to the foyer and its staircase, and to the exhibition hall, Buren has evolved works of his own that combine light and movement to create singular and exceptional situations.”

via e-flux

Not sure exactly where the fierce criticism of the museum is in this work is, but I do like it, even though it seems more “candy” than these stripes at Munster:

Daniel Buren, Munster.

Daniel Buren, Munster.

or even than this miniature version by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, also at Munster:

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Daniel Buren, Munster.

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, "Daniel Buren," Munster.