In a dialogue with the art centre designed by renowned American architect Frank Gehry in 2014 for the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, French artist Daniel Buren’s Observatory of Light covers the building’s emblematic glass “sails” with an array of multicoloured filters. Gilles Coudert’s camera captures the complexity and beauty of the building, while following the development of the installation that completely transforms it. Accompanied by curator Suzanne Pagé and engineer Nicolas Paschal, who in turn introduce the installation and the artist, Daniel Buren discusses his work and artistic approach.
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Gilles Coudert is a writer, director and producer of documentaries. From 1997 to 2007, he produced and directed numerous films for ARTE’s cultural magazine show, Métropolis, took part in artistic and architectural events in Spain and documented installations by artists such as Tadashi Kawamata, Daniel Buren, Fabrice Hyber and Kimsooja. He also worked on exhibitions for the Venice Biennale in 1997 and 2004, and has edited several collections of books and DVDs about contemporary art and architecture for Éditions a.p.r.e.s.
Jean-Michel Othoniel, le trésor d’Angoulême (2016) ; Kimsooja, To Breathe, Centre Pompidou-Metz (2015) ; Tadashi Kawamata, Collective Folie (2013) ; Daniel Buren, Monumenta (2013) ; Les aventures de MuMo, le musée mobile (2012) ; Cai Guo-Qiang, Travels in the Mediterranean (2011) ; La Coupure, Daniel Buren au Musée Picasso (2009) ; Tadashi Kawamata, Gandamaison (2008) ; Ernesto Neto au Panthéon (2006).