For the Chambres d’Amis exhibition in 1986, the French artist Daniel Buren applied his familiar banded motif to the guest room in the house of the art collectors Annick and Anton Herbert. He also installed a copy of the room in the museum at the time. This public half of Le Décor et son Double is now being shown again for the first time and is also being incorporated into the S.M.A.K. collection. On the occasion of the reconstruction, a publication and an exhibition and reading room featuring video works by Jef Cornelis, Gilles Coudert, Sébastien Pluot and others is installed. From Jef Cornelis, an important artist in Argos’ collection and distribution, fragments of four major documentary works are shown that contextualize the figure, works and importance of Daniel Buren in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Presented fragments from the works:
Daniel Buren. 1971, 5’40", b&w, Dutch and French spoken, English subtitles.
Sonsbeek buiten de perken. 1971, 46’03", b&w, Dutch, English and French, English subtitles.
Daniel Buren (Palais Royal). 1986, 18’16", colour, Dutch and French spoken, English subtitles.
De langste dag. 1986, 375’48", colour, Dutch, English, French and Italian spoken, English subtitles.