‘The drawings I make are a way of trying to understand what my imagination would like. A long time ago, I wrote about what I meant by “drawing”, and why I don’t use this term when I “draw” on a sheet of paper. For me, drawing is found in my works, in situ, shapes that form in space, walls that are built and that form curved, straight and broken lines. Anything that helps me clarify certain thoughts, on the other hand, constitutes a “graphic sketch”. My handwritten texts fall into this category.’ (Daniel Buren, March 2012)
Daniel Buren is the Monumenta 2012 guest artist. This book, a collection of preparatory sketches for his project underneath the nave at the Grand Palais, follows the development of Excentrique(s) from the initial research – abandoned, remodelled, mixed – to the definitive choices.
English and French text.