Daniel Buren’s Proposed Architectural Installation Stalled in Italy

August 2nd, 2013

An EU-funded project that would transform the Piazza Giuseppe Verdi in La Spezi, Italy into a mirrored installation by artist Daniel Buren is currently on hold, following the vocal protests of a group of citizens led by critic Vittorio Sgarbi.  The debates rise from the prospective removal of ten pine trees to make room for seventy-five new orange trees in the space, and effectively stalled the project, which had previously been green-lighted by the local government.

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