Curated by: Lorenzo Giusti
After the months of suspension of activities due to the lockdown, the GAMeC - Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bergamo announces the opening of the Daniel Buren exhibition. Illuminating the space, works in situ and located, on view from Thursday 9 July 2020 at the historic Palazzo della Ragione, the summer home of the Gallery for the third consecutive year.
The presentation of a new, important exhibition project of international scope in a symbolic place of the Italian city most affected by the recent pandemic today takes on a strong symbolic value, as a sign of rebirth, as well as bringing with it an innate artistic and cultural value. Research.
Prominent exponent of the Institutional Critique - the tendency towards critical questioning of artistic institutions that emerged around the end of the 1960s - Daniel Buren used for the first time in 1965, as a support for his own painting reduced to grade 0, an awning, whose 8.7 cm vertical white and colored band motif became, from that moment on, a visual device used by the artist in all his works, from exhibitions to public commissions. Illuminating the space, works in situ and situated arises from the encounter between these fundamental orientations of the artist's research and the most recent interest in light, and in particular for the qualities and the aesthetic and constructive potential of optical fiber.