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Daniel Buren, Monumenta 2012

Daniel Buren, Monumenta 2012

Gilles Coudert

France | 2013 | 52 min
The 2012 edition of Monumenta at the Grand Palais in Paris was devoted to Daniel Buren. His monumental installation departs from his distinctive style of alternating stripes to use circular, multicoloured shapes suspended in space. Artist Daniel Buren, architect Patrick Bouchain and curator Marc Sanchez provide insight into the issues involved in this work. The film shows the mounting of the exhibition and its human dimension, the work’s relationship with the public and the program of artistic events it generated.
Director Gilles Coudert
Author Gilles Coudert
Participation Patrick Bouchain, Fabrice Bousteau, Guy Lelong, Francine Robinson, Marc Sanchez
Editing Damien Faure
Artists Daniel Buren
Sound Damien Faure, Gilles Coudert
Cinematography Damien Faure, Gilles Coudert
Music Alexandre Meyer
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Gilles Coudert

Gilles Coudert

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).

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