DANIEL BUREN: EXCENTRIQUE(S)

by Miryam Muller in


French minimalist artist Daniel Buren's 'Excentrique(s)' has taken over the sprawling nave of the Grand Palais in Paris for the fifth annual Monumenta art project. Excentrique(s) is made of hundreds of colored circles in red, blue, green and yellow which are mounted on stalks which huddle through the central space of the Grand Palais.

Buren’s installation attempts to reconcile the human scale with the cavernous environs into which it has been inserted. The resulting supra-structure is calibrated to the minimum height required for the standard paris apartment, forming a low-lying enclosed space that drowns visitors in dampened color & light-laced shadow.

"Daniel Buren, MONUMENTA 2012" is on exhibition starting on May 10 and runs until June 21, 2012.