Daniel Buren. Couleurs superposées

23 Apr 2016


Bruxelles, Belgium


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The French contemporary artist Daniel Buren will be putting on the performance Couleurs Superposées in the Centre for Fine Arts during the Art Brussels weekend.


He invites five actors to paste sheets of paper with alternating white and coloured stripes to a wall. Colours and shapes are constantly appearing before immediately disappearing again. Only the white stripes remain. During the final 20 minutes the actors tear off the freshly pasted sheets of paper, so that little by little fragments of the previous layers are revealed. The spectator is witness to the evolution of a work that is never complete.Couleurs superposées was initially staged in Genazzano, Italy, in 1982 in the group project ‘La Zattera di Babele’ (The Raft of Babel).

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