Points de vue ou le Corridorscope

Work in situ for Daniel Buren’s solo exhibition at ARC, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, in May and June 1983.

A long corridor zigzagging from the entrance to the exit was built in the curved space of the museum, masking the surrounding structure. Holes were made at various places in the black and white striped walls, through which visitors could see the walls of the building, cut-out fragments of the corridor projected and suspended in space, paintings from the museum’s storerooms, lines falling diagonally across the corridor structure, the big skylight letting daylight into the corridor from above, the building opposite the museum, and the dome of the Invalides.