Daniel Buren (b. 1938)

Communication No. 2

From VISION #4 Word of Mouth 1980

Prepared talks by 12 artists recorded on Ponape, an island in the Pacific Ocean

Vision is an art journal edited and curated by Tom Marioni of the Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA) and published and produced by Kathan Brown of Crown Point Press. Number 1, California, 1975; number 2, Eastern Europe, 1976; and number 3, New York, 1976, are journals with articles and with artists' works designed to be produced as pages in a magazine. For number 4, this issue, artists were given time on a phonograph record rather than pages in a magazine. The phonograph records were produced with the aid of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to the Museum of Conceptual Art. Twelve artists from California, New York and Europe were each invited to prepare a twelve minute talk on any subject. The trip to the island of Ponape was arranged and paid for by Crown Point Press, publishers of fine art etchings and of this journal. We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Stanley and Elise Grinstein, David and Mary Robinson, Rena Bransten, Qustin Conkey, Robert Orton and Eddie Orton. We would like to thank, also, Robert Shumaker for recording the talks and Bob and Patti Arthur of the Village Hotel, Ponape, for their hospitality.

Daniel Buren Interview
Interviewed by Kathy Kubicki at The Wordworth Trust, Lake Grasmere, Cumbria, July 2005