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Copyright © Daniel Buren, Peinture/Sculpture, c. 1971, Work in situ, in VI Guggenheim International, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Daniel Buren was a French artist who aimed to deconstruct the traditional framework of the art institution by enlightening the viewer to its systematic processes. In line with other artists pursuing the notion of Institutional Critique, Buren wanted to highlight the architectural and sociological framework in which art was displayed so as to disprove the mythological autonomy of modern art. In Peinture/Sculpture, Buren contests the institutional limits of the Guggenheim by literally splicing the architectural interior in half. In doing so, Buren raises attention to the potentially domineering nature of the space in which art is displayed.

Copyright © Daniel Buren, Peinture/Sculpture, c. 1971, Work in situ, in VI Guggenheim International, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Daniel Buren was a French artist who aimed to deconstruct the traditional framework of the art institution by enlightening the viewer to its systematic processes. In line with other artists pursuing the notion of Institutional Critique, Buren wanted to highlight the architectural and sociological framework in which art was displayed so as to disprove the mythological autonomy of modern art. In Peinture/Sculpture, Buren contests the institutional limits of the Guggenheim by literally splicing the architectural interior in half. In doing so, Buren raises attention to the potentially domineering nature of the space in which art is displayed.

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