INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL
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Daniel Buren

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do it

do it is the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition to ever happen, giving new meaning to the concept of the "Exhibition in Progress." do it takes written instructions by artists as a point of departure, which can be interpreted anew each time they are enacted.

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Painting Zero Degree

Inspired by French philosopher Roland Barthes’ book Writing Degree Zero, the exhibition identifies pictorial practices that fit neither the concept of an “autonomous,” truly abstract painting nor that of the ready-made, an object transposed from a specific context.

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Contemporary Illustrated Books: Word and Image, 1976-1988

The arts of the book offer an infinite variety of delights to the eye and intellect. This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see ‘great’ books, illustrated by modern masters, removed from locked museum, library, and collector’s cabinets, and presented in the expansive manner they deserve. Often lavish and iconoclastic, these volumes invite an intimacy with each artist that cannot be acquired from a unique painting, drawing, or sculpture. These books will never become merely decorative, like art objects that hang on walls. They must be experienced at close range; their substance must be studied over a period of time to be understood.

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The Presence of Absence

All the works in The Presence of Absence require the participation of others to be executed. Several go one step further, obliging the spectator to participate, perceptually and physically, in the creation of the work – in effect, to produce its meaning.

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