Daniel Buren

Like Child's Play
, 2018
Installation view Carriageworks
Photography: Zan Wimberley Click to enlarge


Daniel Buren has exhibited many times 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.

Daniel Buren was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France in 1938. He has been the subject of major retrospectives at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (2016); the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY, USA (2005) and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2002). Recent solo exhibitions include Museo – Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico (2016); Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2014); Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France (2014); and the Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (2013). Buren has exhibited in the Venice Biennale, Italy more than ten times and was awarded the Golden Lion for his French Pavilion in 1986. That same year, he produced his first and most controversial public commission, The Two Plateaux, for the main courtyard of the Palais-Royal in Paris, France. In 2007, he received the Praemium Imperiale for Painting from Japan. Most recently, he was selected for the site specific Monumenta 2012 commission at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.



Daniel Buren

Like Child’s Play
, Carriageworks


French artist Daniel Buren brings ‘Like Child’s Play’ to Carriageworks

From The Australian Financial Review
by Stephen Todd

French artist Daniel Buren brings ‘Like Child’s Play’ to Carriageworks Like Child’s Play is made up of 100 giant building blocks arranged over 600 square metres. Supplied “Every piece I’ve done since the very beginning of my career has been based on the idea of a game, of what could therefore be called pleasure,” says French […]