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Daniel Buren Speaks Out Against Europe's Arts Cuts

March 15 2011

The work, will consist of mirrors and colored film arranged to create an "infinite view". Buren talked about the sweeping cuts to art funding across Europe and politicians' lack of long-term commitment to the public art they commission.

« The public for contemporary art has never been as important as now, but politicians keep limiting institutions' budgets, making it difficult for them to survive ». It's a total contradiction.

Having no money to do things has become very banal. Institutions are getting poorer and poorer everywhere. It is a problem, specially in Europe where museums are paid for by the state, the cities, or the regions.