Attrape-soleil – by Daniel Buren
Courtesy of Bortolami Gallery, New York.
Location: Chicago’s Museum Campus
Installed: September, 2015.
Description: Completed 2013 / glass and colored vinyl.
Presented by EXPO Chicago , in partnership with the Chicago Park District [CPD] and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE].
Since the year 2014, EXPO Chicago’s IN/SITU installaton includes installations outside of Navy Pier.
2015 EXPO Chicago features three installations in the Museum Campus:
Daniel Buren’s “Attrape-soleil”  / Bortolami Gallery;
Ewerdt Hilgemann’s, “Habakuk” [Homage to Max Ernst], 2014 / Borzo Galerie / The Mayor Gallery;
Giuseppe Penone’s, “Idee di pietra—Olmo” / Ideas of Stone [Elm, 2008] | Marian Goodman Gallery.
From the Expo Chicago website.. click here.
Attrape-soleil by French artist Daniel Buren experiments with glass and colored vinyl, and its ability to transmit and reflect light. Similar to the form of the stripe, a signature element in Buren’s work, this piece continues the interest in bold patterning and order within the artist’s practice, based on arrangement of color and placement within a space. This public work is a variation on the themes he has explored in several outdoor pieces, which use the movement of the sun to create colored shadows—namely La Tonnelle, presented at the Venice Biennale in 2007, or the covered walkway Passages under a colored sky (2007) in Anyang, South Korea.
Published by Jyoti Srivastava
Date: Oct 11, 2015.
Image copyright © Jyoti Srivastava