Artists Bernar Venet

Bernar Venet

28 January 2022

Bernar Venet, 1961-2021: 60 Years of Performance, Pictures and Sculptures

Bernar Venet, 1961-2021: 60 Years of Performance, Pictures and Sculptures

Bernar Venet, 1961-2021: 60 Years of Performance, Pictures and Sculptures opens on 28 January at Kunsthalle Berlin in two large hangar halls of Tempelhof Airport. This will be the largest and most extensive retrospective of Venet's works to date bringing together over 150 works. The exhibition runs until 30 May 2022.

Find more details on their website here.

Image credit:
Effondrement of Arcs, 2019
Cor-ten steel
Site-specific dimensions
Exhibition: Lieu d'Art et Action Contemporaine (LAAC), Dunkirk, France
Photo credit: Vincent Bijan, LAAC Dunkirk
© Bernar Venet and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022.

25 November 2021

Gow Langsford Gallery places Bernar Venet sculpture at historic American site

Gow Langsford Gallery places Bernar Venet sculpture at historic American site
Photography: ©Ngoc X Doan

Gow Langsford Gallery is proud to have placed a significant Bernar Venet sculpture at White Court in Littles Point, Swampscott, Boston. The heritage estate, designed in 1895 by architect Arthur Little, was the family’s home until 1925 when it became the USA’s 30th President Calvin Coolidge’s summer house. Later in 1954, it became a school which operated for 50 years; now it is being transformed into a high-end residential complex with oceanfront views and premium facilities. The Venet work, in three parts, sits in the shared courtyard framed by the three buildings, complimenting the landscape and heritage building that sits beyond

13 March 2020

Bernar Venet Performance Cancelled

Bernar Venet Performance Cancelled

Unfortunately due to travel restrictions in Europe and America, Bernar Venet has cancelled his upcoming visit to Auckland. We hope to schedule the performance that was to be held on Wednesday 25th March at a later date. Follow us on our social media for updates.

30 October 2018

Bernar Venet Retrospective 2019-1959 in Lyon, France

Bernar Venet Retrospective 2019-1959 in Lyon, France
Venet, Collapse: Five Indeterminate Lines, 2009. Credit: Blaise Adilon © Adagp, Paris, 2018

Musée D'Art Contemporain de Lyon is currently exhibiting a large retrospective of Bernar Venet's works spanning over 60 years with more than 170 works on display. This includes his early performance works, drawings, paintings, photographs, films and sculptures, of which he has become most known for. This exhibition is open until 6 January 2019.

The exhibition has been reviewed on Hyperallergic: "Bernar Venet Retrospective 2019-1959 is the most ambitious and far-reaching show ever devoted to Venet". Read the full review here.

Musée D'Art Contemporain de Lyon
Cité Internationale, 81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon, France
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11-6pm, Saturday - Sunday 10-7pm

 

28 September 2018

Bernar Venet on Forbes.com

Bernar Venet on Forbes.com
Venet, Effondrement 16 Arcs, 2018. PHOTO: JEROME CAVALIERE, COURTESY OF ARCHIVES BERNAR VENET, NEW YORK

Bernar Venet has been featured in a three-part article on Forbes.com discussing his upcoming major exhibitions in Lyon on until 6 January 2019 and in Nice opening 13 October - 13 January 2019. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 (Q&A) here, and Part 3 (Q&A continued) here.

For further details about Venet's works, visit his artist page.

04 October 2017

Bernar Venet Launches Poetry Book

Bernar Venet Launches Poetry Book
Image courtesy of Jean Boite Editions

Bernar Venet has launched Poetic? Poétique ? Anthologie 1967-2017, the first poetry book by Venet that captures his entire range of poetry. "Written in French, English or with mathematical signs, the poems of Bernar Venet—lists, texts in prose and diagrams – serve to display information in a poetic fashion. In his literary creations, Bernar Venet brings a visual and musical dimension to the knowledge he portrays on paper."

The book can be purchased from Jean Boite Editions here.

 

14 April 2013

Bernar Venet stamps his mark in French History

Bernar Venet stamps his mark in French History

French postal service, La Poste has issued a commemorative stamp of Bernar Venet's 85.8° Arc x 16, a 22-meter tall Vertical Arcs sculpture, which was exhibited at the Château de Versailles in 2011. 

Venet has upcoming exhibitions in Marseille; one at Les Jardins du Palais du Pharo (15 March – 2 May) and two at Fondation Regards de Provence (June 28 - October 6, 2013); in Michigan at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (5/ 29 October 2012 - October 2013) and during the upcoming Venice Biennale will exhibit Bernar Venet: Paintings. Homage to Al Khwarizmi at Abbazia San Gregorio in Venice. (May 31 - November 24, 2013). Last month the Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM) announced Bernar Venet as the recipient of the 2013 Julio González International Prize.

10 March 2013

Bernar Venet works installed

Bernar Venet works installed
Venet, Arcs in Disorder: 3 Arcs x 5", 2008

We are delighted to announce that we have installed two large works by Bernar Venet in an outdoor space on Viaduct Harbour Ave. The larger of the two works is made up of three parts each measuring more than 4m tall – an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibition free for Aucklanders, limited time only.

30 January 2013

Bernar Venet keynote speaker at the International Sculpture Symposium

Bernar Venet keynote speaker at the International Sculpture Symposium
Artist Bernar Venet

Auckland is this year’s host of the upcoming International Sculpture Symposium and gallery artist Bernar Venet is a keynote speaker. The Symposium offers a range of artist talks, studio and gallery visits throughout the week. See their website for more information and details on how to register. 11 -15 February 2013.