The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists
The Studio Reader:
On the Space of Artists
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In the late 1960s, French artist Daniel Buren, on visiting many artists' studios, was impressed by the "quality and richness, especially the sense of reality," of the artworks. Encountering the same works later in museums and galleries, he found "they had lost their meaning and died, to be reborn as forgeries." What had happened between their creation in the studio and their death in the gallery? In his seminal 1971 essay "The Function of the Studio," Buren posited that an essential link was broken when the art left the site of its creation. Now, he revisits his essay in The Studio Reader, a survey of the studio as a space of artistic production that includes fifty contributions by artists, curators, and academics.
Art historian Svetlana Alpers traces the idea of the studio as a retreat from the world to
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