the function of the studio/ la fonction de l’atelier by Daniel Buren

The Function of the Studio* DANIEL BUREN translated by THOMAS REPENSEK (suivi de la version francaise) Of all the frames, envelopes, and limits-usually not perceived and certainly never questioned-which enclose and constitute the work of art (picture frame, niche, pedestal, palace, church, gallery, museum, art history, economics, power, etc.), there is one rarely even mentioned today that remains of primary impor- tance: the artist’s studio. Less dispensable to the artist than either the gallery or the museum, it precedes both. Moreover, as we shall see, the museum and gallery on... Read The Rest →