Within and Beyond the Frame exhibition

Fabric, Paint, Steel cables
John Weber Gallery-New York

Nineteen banners painted on both sides with Buren’s identifying stripes were hung inside and outside of the John Weber Gallery. Nine pieces were hung inside the gallery with a middle banner connecting the remaining nine banners hanging outside of the gallery across West Broadway Street in New York. The identical banners were framed in two contexts,¬†shows the idea of the surrounding providing different frames to the same objects. They were shown in the cultural context of an art gallery and the urban frame of New York city. Although all the same banner, the context in which they are placed gives them a different meaning, which is an idea that Buren has explored his whole career with his site-specific works.