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Exhibit: "Information"


The Museum of Modern Art

New York, United States

July 2 - September 20 1970

Exposition de groupe

Exhibition organized by Kynaston McShine.

In the catalog, text by Daniel Buren on the theme of the exhibition stressing one of the points of the work in progress, to wit it is not possible to inform the public about the work other than to present the work itself. All information about the work being necessarily a simplification.

An unrealized project of affixing red and white paper on New York public buses.

"the only information possible concerning my work is to see it with one's own eyes. Because each image is illusion/transformation/reduction. All information about my work is a distortion of it.
The photo above, taken at the Montholon Square in Paris is an example of this."
Translation of the text of Daniel Buren appearing in the exhibition catalog: Information.

Exhibition catalogue


* Buren, Daniel : [Sans titre – The only possible information about my work...], in Information, New York : The Museum of Modern Art, été 1970, cit. p. 30.

* Buren, Daniel : "Exposition–Position–Proposition (a) : Travaux faits entre Novembre 1965 et Mars 1972 et leur mode", in Documenta 5, Cassel : Documenta GmgH / Verlagsgruppe Bertelsmann GmbH / C. Bertelsmann Verlag, 1972, cit. B26, p. 17.32.

* Lippard, Lucy : “1970” [avec repr. de « You are invited to read this as a guide to what can be seen », carton d’invitation daté d'octobre 1970 dont le modèle a été réutilisé à plusieurs reprises], in Six Years: The dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972, New York : Praeger Publishers, 1973, anglais, cit. p. 178

* Crimp, Douglas : "Daniel Buren's New York Work", in Discordance / Cohérence, Eindhoven : Van Abbemuseum, mars 1976, français, anglais, cit. p. 75, 77

* "Liste des expositions", in L'art conceptuel, une perspective, Paris : Paris-Musées / Société des Amis du Musée d'Art Moderne, 1989, cit. p. 250

* Fleck, Robert : "Chronologie", in Centre Paris : Peinture et société à Paris depuis 1960 / Zentrum Paris : Malerei und Gesellschaft in Paris seit 1960, Klagenfurt : Ritter Verlag, 1993, français, allemand, list. p. 76

* Gingeras, Alison M. : "The Metro Section", in The Buren Times, New York : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, vol. I, n° 1, avril 2005, anglais, cit. p. 3A3

* Boisnard, Annick : "Classifieds / Group exhibitions", in The Buren Times, New York : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, vol. I, n° 1, avril 2005, anglais, cit. p. 5-3