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Artwork: Manifestacija Acte II

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Manifestacija Acte II

Performance Act II

September 29 1972

Situated work

In "Aspekti" / "Aspects" / "Aspetti" - 6 Bitef 72 [Belgrade international theater festival)", gallery 212, Theater of the City

White acrylic paint on cotton canvas woven in alternating white and red vertical stripes, each 8.7cm. (± 0.3), wide.

420 x 420 cm. (on unstretched canvas).

Belgrade, Yugoslavia


Display, in the form of a performance on the grand stage of the city theater, of a large white and red striped canvas, whose last two white stripes at each edge are painted over with white paint on the front side – suspended in front of the stage curtain. The 'performance'
ended, at the moment when the audience began to show signs of impatience, by distributing a flier telling them what they had just seen and thanking them for their attendance.

The work is related to the exhibition "Performance 3" - which could have been sub-titled Act I - at the Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, May 30, 1967.


October 3-8 1972, "Kölner Kunstmarkt"


* Buren, Daniel : "Quis, Quid, Ubi, Quibus, Auxillis, Cur, Quomodo, Quando? - Exposition-Position-Proposition, 2e partie", in Eight Contemporary Artists, New York : The Museum of Modern Art, 1974, anglais, cit. p. 19

* Aupetitallot, Yves : "Archief/Archives" [catalogue raisonné des expositions et manifestations organisées par la Wide White Space], in Wide White Space : Achter het museum/Derrière le musée, 1966-1976, Düsseldorf : Richter Verlag, 1994, néerlandais, français, cit. p. 291, cat. 059.

* Gingeras, Alison M. : "Act III", in The Buren Times, New York : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, vol. I, n° 1, avril 2005, anglais, cit. p. 3B7

private collection, Paris, France