2001 – Daniel Buren – Sulle vigne: punti di vista

What we witness at Castello di Ama is a show, or rather, we view an instrument designed to show something. A wall 25 metres long and two metres high has been built in front of one of the buildings of the castle complex in order to block the view of the surrounding countryside, but at the same time to open it up in a very particular way. The wall is dotted with square windows that make the beautiful landscape of the valley stand out by framing it, thereby referencing and reworking a whole tradition of landscape painting, but also the equally familiar notion of painting as a “window” opened onto reality.”

Giorgio Verzotti