Papiers collés blancs et verts

Work in situ for Daniel Buren’s solo exhibition at the Apollinaire gallery in Milan in October 1968.

This Milanese gallery presented the first solo exhibition for which Daniel Buren used 8.7 cm wide strips of paper as a “visual tool.” He barred the entrance to the gallery by pasting the green and white paper strips over the doorway, so the opening had to be held outside and nobody could go into the gallery during the exhibition. By not using the inside walls, where exhibits are usually hung, he questioned the very function of the gallery while focusing attention on one of its architectural elements.