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4/ Bernar Venet, Hong Kong


“My sculptures are all about how they are made and how metal resists. They are a test of strength—a battle between myself and the piece of metal. It is a struggle between the artist’s will and the rigid nature of the laminated bar. I suggest which direction to go, but I am guided by the metal bar, which in turn also resists me. There is an interplay of concessions. When I have to let the bar remain autonomous, the result is a testimonial both to the act of forging and to the possibilities of a material which I do not change beyond the limits of its natural characteristics”. Bernar Venet

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Bernar Venet was born in France in 1941. He moved to New York in 1961 and was part of the conceptual movement of the 60s and 70s. Venet’s sculptures are present in many of the world’s leading art collections including MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles). Venet’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Asia in solo museum shows, as well as in major art events such as the Kassel Documenta in 1977, and the Biennales of Venice, Sao Paulo and Paris. Numerous monumental sculptures are permanently installed around the world, in cities such as Paris, Berlin, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Strasbourg, Nice, Austin, San Francisco, Bergen, Geneva and Cologne. Venet has been the recipient of many awards including a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Grand Prix des Arts de la Ville de Paris, and Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest decoration. After living and working in New York, he recently moved back to Le Muy in Southern France where he lives and work.

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ART WORKS


Three Indeterminate Lines 1994 Rolled steel Inscribed on the bottom ‘Venet 1094’ 36 x 45 x 45 cm

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Undeterminated Line D-2 1989 Oilstick and charcoal on paper Signed, titled and dated 89 208.92 x 154.31 cm

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Three Indeterminate Lines 1993 Rolled steel Inscribed ‘No. 0993’ on the bottom 36 x 46 x 57 cm

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Indeterminate Line 1994 Rolled steel with patina 31 x 42 x 32.5 cm Base plate 55 x 55 cm

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217.5째 ARC x 9 2006 Rolled steel 17 x 50 x 49 cm

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Two Indeterminate Lines 2006 Oilstick on printed paper collage and pencil on paper Signed, inscribed 37.5 x 53 cm

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Two Indeterminate Lines 2008 Oilstick and charcoal on paper Signed, dated 2008 and titled lower right 119 x 131 cm

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12 Striaght Lines 2009 Steel 103 x 41.5 x 41.5 cm

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Effondrement: Arc x 12 2011 Rolled steel 27 x 80 x 87 cm Base 105 x 105 cm

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Two Indeterminate Lines 2012 Oilstick and collage on paper Signed, dated and titled lower right 57 x 77 cm

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BI OGR APHY


BIOGRAPHY 1941 Born on April 20 in Château-Arnoux Saint-Auban in the Alpes of Haute-Provence. His father, Jean-Marie Venet, a schoolteacher and chemist, dies at the age of forty-three, leaving his widow Adeline Gilly in charge of their four sons, of which Bernard is the youngest. 1947-1957 Attends grade school followed by Lycée Paul Lapie in Château-Arnoux Saint-Auban, Département des Alpes de Haute-Provence. Suffering from asthma, he is forced to spend long periods in a health spa in Saint-Raphaël on the Côte d’Azur. As a youth, attracted to religion, he wants to become a missionary. With the encouragement of a local artist, he draws and paints extensively by the age of ten. At eleven, Bernar is invited to exhibit a painting in the Salon de peinture Péchiney in Paris. 1958 Fails his entrance exam for the Decorative Arts School in Nice. Studies for one year at the Villa Thiole, the municipal art school of the city of Nice. When caught defending Picasso’s work to his fellow students, he is suspended for a week. 1959-1960 Works as an assistant stage designer for the Nice City Opera. Paints highly stylized pictures influenced by Paul Klee, which he describes as being in a symbolist style. 1961 In March, he joins the army and serves his mandatory twenty-two months. Initially assigned to the army selection center in Tarascon, he is granted access to an attic, which he converts into a studio. In the beginning, Venet’s works are gestural, and executed with his feet. Soon, they develop into black monochromes made with tar. He has himself photographed lying between garbage cans, an action that will be his first recorded performance. He begins his photographic work. 1962 Sent to Algeria for ten months to complete his military service. 1963 Returns to Nice. He sets up a studio in the old quarter, at 18 rue Parolière. Develops the tar paintings further and makes detailed photographs of gravel and coal piles, as well as asphalt. The Pile of Coal (“Tas de charbon”), the first sculpture without a specific shape, is considered today a major step for the artist in the development of his work. Becomes friends with Arman, and with some of the Paris Nouveaux Réalistes such as César, Hains, Villeglé, who offer to share their exhibitions with him. Towards the end of the year, he makes the first of his abstract Cardboard Reliefs, which he describes as industrial paintings. 1964 Venet participates in the Salon Comparaisons at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He exhibits alongside the Nouveaux Réalistes and American pop artists, despite the abstract nature of his Cardboard Reliefs. He also participates in the 1965 and 1967 exhibitions at the same Salon. 1966 First trip to New York in April and May. Initially lives in Arman’s studio at 84 Walker Street, previously Jean Tinguely’s workshop. Invited to participate in the exhibition Impact at the Musée de Céret in the Pyrénées, he sends a blueprint (industrial drawing) for a tube. Aware of the objective nature of blueprints, and their semantic character, he chooses diagrams as his subjects, which become his first monosemic works. Conceives of a ballet, Graduation, to be danced on a vertical plane; it is performed twenty-two years later. In December, he decides to settle permanently in New York.

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1967 Rents a studio apartment on 14th Street and 1st Avenue. Visits Jack Ullman in the Nuclear Physics Departments at Columbia University. His conceptual work on scientific information develops along rational lines. Meets minimalist artists at the Dwan Gallery. Produces non-visual works on magnetic tape. His focus is on content, not on the form in which the content is rendered. Sets up a four-year program for himself with the intention to stop all art production upon its completion. 1958 Rents a room at the Chelsea Hotel. Exhibits in Prospect 1968 at the Dusseldorf Kunsthalle, along with Joseph Beuys and Marcel Broodthaers. Museums begin to acquire his work, among them: the Museum Haus Lange Krefeld, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Columbia University scientists collaborate with Venet in staging a performance at the Judson Church Theater. Meets Ella Bogval, whom he marries in 1971; they separate in 1982. 1969-1970 Fails his entrance exam for the Decorative Arts School in Nice. Studies for one year at the Villa Thiole, the municipal art school of the city of Nice. When caught defending Picasso’s work to his fellow students, he is suspended for a week. 1971 After the group exhibition “Conceptual Art and Conceptual Aspects”, a retrospective at the New York Cultural Center, Columbus Circle, Donald Karshan, who organized the exhibition, publishes a catalogue raisonné of Venet’s conceptual work. Birth of his twin sons, Alexandre and Stéphane. 1972-1973 Moves to Paris with his family. A period of reflection follows, where he writes about his own work. Introduces the concept of monosemy – borrowed from Jacques Bertin. In order to rectify comments he believes are not pertinent, he wishes to explain and specify the nature of his approach himself. Is present at the exhibition “72-Douze ans d’Art Contemporain” at the Grand Palais, Paris. 1974 Teaches a course in Art and Art Theory at the Sorbonne, Paris. Lectures at universities and art centers in France, England, Italy, Poland, and Belgium. First monograph by Catherine Millet published by Editions du Chêne, France, and Edizioni Prearo, Italy. Jean-Pierre Mirouze produces a film on him entitled OEuvre terminée, oeuvre interminable. Exhibits his conceptual work at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Chosen to represent France at the XIII São Paulo Biennial, along with Gottfried Honegger and François Morellet. 1976 Returns to New York in September, and moves into a loft on West Broadway. Begins to work in his studio again. The first canvases from the series Angles and Arcs can be characterized as extremely restrained renderings of geometrical figures. Retrospective of his conceptual works at La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California, organized by Sebastien Adler. 1977 Participates in Documenta VI, Kassel. Exhibition of recent paintings at the Musée d’Art moderne in Saint-Étienne, France. 1978 Participates, on the invitation of Achille Bonito Oliva, in “From Nature to Art. From Art to Nature” at the Venice Biennale. 1979 Begins a series of wood reliefs, Arcs, Angles, Diagonals, and introduces the first Indeterminate Line. Starts making steel sculptures composed of two arcs. Receives a grant from the “National Endowment for the Arts.”

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1982 Moves to a loft at 533 Canal Street, New York. 1983 First maquettes for steel sculptures of Indeterminate Lines. Seth Schneidman produces the film Bernar Venet 1983. 1984 Invited by the Ministry of Culture for the commission of Arc majeur de 185.4˚. The project is never completed. Starts making his sculptures at Ateliers CMW Marioni, a foundry in the Vosges region of France. First exhibition of Indeterminate Lines at Galerie Templon, Paris. 1985 Meets Diane Segard, whom he marries in 1996. First big sculptures of Indeterminate Lines. 1986 Receives commissions for public sculptures in Epinal; Nice; Austin, Texas; and Norfolk, Virginia. Shows at the Leo Castelli Gallery Uptown. 1987 For the 750th anniversary of the City of Berlin, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Air France commission a sculpture, 124.5˚ Arc, measuring 120 feet and sited at Alexanderplatz, near the clock on Urania Platz. 1988 Paris Opera director Jean-Louis Martinoty invites him to stage his ballet Graduation (conceived in 1966) at the salle Favard. The artist is author of the music, choreography, set designs, and costumes. Installation of Arc de 115.5° for TelicAlcatel, Strasbourg. Receives commission for the monumental Two Indeterminate Lines to be sited at la Défense, Paris. Receives the prestigious “Design Award” in the United States. A monograph, Venet, by Jan van der Marck, is published by Les Editions de la Différence, Paris. 1989 Awarded the “Grand Prix des Arts de la Ville de Paris” by Jacques Chirac, Mayor of Paris. Performance piece La Ligne à vif (“The Live Line”) on November 23 at Galerie Templon, Paris. Installs Deux Arcs de 197.5° in Belley, France. Acquires a factory and watermill in Le Muy (Var), where he sets up to work and spend the summer months from then on. Laszlo Szalaï, of Hungarian descent, becomes his assistant. 1990 Installation of monumental sculpture Indeterminate Line at Place de Bordeaux, Strasbourg, France. First exhibition of his steel furniture at Galerie Mostra, Paris. First maquettes and large-scale versions of Random Combinations of Indeterminate Lines scattered on the floor. 1991 Works on several musical compositions, including Sons et Résonances, at the studio Miraval, Var. Two compact discs are released on the Circé-Paris label, Gravier Goudron, 1963, and Acier roulé E 24-2, 1990. Executes a series of new, heavy, torch-cut steel furniture. Noir, Noir et Noir, a book on photographic work from 1963 to 1990, is published by Editions Marval, Paris, with a text by Jean-Louis Schefer. Completes Le Rocher des trois croix, an homage to Giotto, Grünewald, and El Greco, which is raised atop a mountain in Roquebrune-sur-Argens, in the Var region of France. Filming of Bernar Venet, Lines by Thierry Spitzer and Jean-Marie del Moral begins and will be completed in 1996.

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1992 Records the roar of the engines of a Concorde airplane for the musical composition Mur du son (“Wall of Sound”). Shoots the film Acier roulé XC-10 at the Ateliers CMW Marioni. Travels to Japan for the inauguration of an Indeterminate Line in Adachi-ku, Tokyo. Starts work on a series of steel reliefs composed of arrows, Arbitrary and Simultaneous Directions. Participates in the exhibition Manifeste at the Centre Pompidou. 1993 Invited to participate in the Artists Film Festival in Montreal with Acier roulé XC-10. Retrospective exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice, which then travels to the Wilhelm-Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen, Germany. 1994 Mayor of Paris Jacques Chirac invites him to present twelve sculptures from his Indeterminate Line series on the Champ-de-Mars, Paris, from May through July. This exhibition inaugurates a world tour of Venet’s sculptures. Works on his first Straight Lines sculptures. Appearance of the monograph by Carter Ratcliff, Bernar Venet, published by Abbeville Press, New York, and Cercle d’Art, Paris. 1995 In May, travels to Hong Kong for the inauguration of the China venue of his Champ-de-Mars sculptures at the Museum of Modern Art. In June, travels to Graphicstudio in Tampa, Florida, for an edition of large mono-prints made with tar and a steamroller. Develops his new work on the theme of the straight line and calls them Accidents. New reliefs executed in steel with an acetylene torch: Indeterminate Surfaces. 1996 Invited as a Master in Residence to the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. Awarded the order of Commandeur dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Minister of Culture in France. Thierry Spitzer films an installation of Accident, chronicling one of the new works composed of straight lines, which are also exhibited at the Galerie Karsten Grève in Paris and at the Espace Fortant de France in Sète. From May through July the city of Brussels invites him to exhibit ten large sculptures from his Indeterminate Line series on Avenue Franklin Roosevelt. 1997 Moves to a new studio in Chelsea, New York. Begins a series of sculptures, Arc x 4 and Arc x 5. Designs a museum complex for an exhibition in the Espace de l’Art Concret, in Mouans-Sartoux, France. Becomes a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg. 1998 Travels to China, invited by the Mayor of Shanghai, to participate in the Shanghai International Sculpture Symposium. Further develops the series Indeterminate Surfaces. 1999 The third and definitive version of the film, Tarmacadam (1963) is finished with the help of Arkadin Productions for the exhibition Bernar Venet: 1961-1963 at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva. Publication of a compilation of his poetry, Apoétiques 1967-1998, by the same museum. Public commission, 134.5˚ Arc, for the inauguration of the new university UNI MAIL in Geneva.

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2000 Develops a new series of wall paintings, Major Equations, which are exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, and Saõ Paulo, and at the Centre d’Art contemporain Georges Pompidou in Cajarc as well as at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Geneva. A year with many monographs: Bernar Venet 1961-1970, a monograph by Robert Morgan published by Edition des Cahiers Intempestifs; Bernar Venet: Sculptures & Reliefs, written by Arnauld Pierre and published by Edizioni Prearo; La Conversion du regard, with texts and interviews from 1975 to 2000, published by Editions MAMCO, Geneva. Publication of a catalogue: Global Diagonals, a catalogue with a text by Jan van der Marck concerning a humanistic, artistic, and technological project with straight lines (each 300 feet in length) virtually connecting the five continents. 2001 Editions Assouline publishes Furniture, with a text by Claude Lorent, a book presenting the steel furniture design by the artist since 1968 in conjunction with an exhibition of his furniture at the Galerie Rabouan Moussion at SM’ART (Salon du mobilier et de l’objet design) at the Caroussel du Louvre, Paris. Inauguration of the Chapelle Saint-Jean in Château-Arnoux. The stained glass windows and all the furniture are designed by Bernar Venet. 2002 Solo performance evening incorporating the artist’s poetry, film, and music at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. The European Academy of Sciences and Arts invites him to make a presentation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the theme of “Arts as a Mediator of Tolerance.” Solo exhibition of his sculptures at the Robert Miller Gallery in New York, and of his new equation paintings at Ludwigsmuseum, Koblenz, and at Anthony Grant Inc., New York. Monograph by Thomas McEvilley on his complete body of work published in French, German, and English by Artha and Benteli Verlag. For the duration of summer, twelve large sculptures are exhibited at The Fields of Art Omi International Sculpture Park, New York. In November, the show moves to the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach in Florida. 2003 Seventeen solo exhibitions, including a retrospective of early work from 1961 to 1963 at the Hôtel des Arts in Toulon, France, with a publication of Bernar Venet 1961-1963 by Thierry Lenain. An exhibition of interior views of the artist’s body made with a MRI, “Autoportrait”, at the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice. Donald Kuspit is the author of the first book on the artist’s Equation paintings, Art and Mathematics: In Search of the Sublime, published by L’Yeuse, Paris. Participant with Ben and Bernard Heidsieck in Poésie-Performance at the Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France. Temporary installations of large sculptures: at Schloss Herberstein, Austria; on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice; throughout the city of Luxembourg; in the city of Bad Homburg, Germany; in the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris. Ferenc Szalaï opens a factory in Nagykörös, Hungary, which will serve the artist as an exclusive fabrication facility. 2004 Three simultaneous solo exhibitions in New York: at Robert Miller Gallery, at Jim Kempner Fine Art, and on the Park Avenue Malls between 50th and 54th Streets. His traveling sculpture show moves to the city of Liège, Belgium; to Kennedy Park, in Miami; to downtown Denver. Publication with Hard Press Editions of Art: A Matter of Context, a book on his writings and interviews spanning 1975 to 2003. A year of large commissions: for the new headquarters of Bosch in Stuttgart; for AGF, Paris; for the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver. Retrospective of the artist’s Arcs at the Musée Sainte-Croix in Poitiers. Invited by Barbara Rose to exhibit in “Monochromos” at the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Participates in “Intramuros” at the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice.

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2005 On January 1, the French government awards him the order of Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. His sculptures continue to tour Europe in Knokke-le-Zoute, and in North America, in Chicago. Exhibits his Autoportraits tomodensitométriques during Les Rencontres internationales de la photographie in Arles, at the Musée de l’Arles et de la Provence antiques. Invited by RoseLee Goldberg to participate in “Performa 05”, a biennial of performance artwork in New York. 2006 Receives the Robert Jacobsen prize for sculpture from the Würth Stiftung in France. Completion and inauguration of a new gallery space in Le Muy for large sculpture installations. There, he installs a sculpture entitled, “Straight Lines / Disorder / Steel XC10 / 140 Bars / 100 tons”. Participates in “La Force de l’art”, Grand Palais, Paris. Exhibits a group of large sculptures in Forest Park, St. Louis. An installation of four monumental Arcs is acquired by the city of Liège. Selected by the jury at the Ministry of Culture in Paris to paint the ceiling of the Galerie du Palais Cambon of the Cour des Comptes in Paris in celebration of the establishment’s bicentennial in 2007. 2007 Inauguration of Saturation on the ceiling of the Cour des Comptes in Paris by President Jacques Chirac. A retrospective of his work 1961-2007 at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul opens in May. The cities of Bordeaux and Metz will each play host to exhibitions of large sculptures during the summer months. June sees the installation of 2 Arcs of 135.5˚ and 100.5˚, measuring 25 meters tall, commissioned for the Toulouse Métro. 2008 Following their annual sculpture exhibitions in Florida, Sotheby’s for the first time invites a single artist - Bernar Venet – to present his work on the grounds of the Isleworth Country Club. From January through April 2008, approximately twenty-five monumental sculptures showcase the artist’s work of the last two decades, highlighting some of his most distinctive themes. In the fall, the city of San Diego hosts a dozen of the artist’s sculptures in California. 2009 Establishes the Fondation Venet in the United States. L’Espace de l’Art Concret in Mouans-Sartoux stages the first public exhibition of artwork from the Venet Family Collection. In June, the Arsenale Novissimo grants him 1,200 square meters of space in the 53rd Venice Biennale to exhibit four new monumental sculpture installations. Mounts a survey show of paintings and sculptures at the Kunsthalle Darmstadt in Germany, some of which move on to the Palais des Beaux Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels. Develops variations on his “shaped canvas” paintings set on gold backgrounds. 2010 Valencia’s IVAM host a retrospective of Venet’s conceptual work as well as a full survey of his paintings under the curatorship of Barbara Rose. The Texan-French Alliance of the Arts and McClain Gallery lead the charge of bringing Public Art to Houston, in the form of 10 large-scale sculptures by Venet installed in Hermann Park. The Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur organizes for another group of 10 sculptures in the Krauthügel in Salzburg, Austria, in view of the Hohensalzburg fortress. President Nicolas Sarkozy inaugurates a sculpture of 9 Straight Lines, measuring 30 meters tall, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the city’s reunification with France. Dongkuk Steel Mill commissions a 38-meter tall Arc sculpture for the façade of their headquarters, Ferrum Tower, in Seoul, Korea. The Museum Les Abattoirs in Toulouse presents the contemporary art collection of the artist and his family. A selection of works by Bernar Venet were integrated into the exhibition to showcase the close relationships between the artist and friends such as Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre, among others he was collecting. Earns a commission for Two Indeterminate Lines, 12 meters tall, from Hannam The Hill, Seoul. 35


2011 Mounts a painting retrospective at the Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea to cover 50 years of paintings (1961-2011). Following Jeff Koons, Xavier Veilhan, and Takashi Murakami, is invited by the Château de Versailles in France to stage an exhibition of his monumental sculptures. He presents seven site-specific works at Versailles and nearby Marly, including 85.8° Arc x 16, composed of two groups of arcs measuring 22 meters tall, which frame Louis XIV’s equestrian statue at the entrance to the historic Château. A film, “Sculptures” is produced by Thierry Spitzer on the occasion of Venet à Versailles. Exhibits paintings from 2001-2011 at the Hôtel des Arts in Toulon over the summer, with a focus on mathematical equations. Two exhibitions in the city of Valenciennes, France: at their Festival international de sculptures, as well as in an exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Traveling sculptures continue to the Frankfurt Goethe-University, Frankfurt-am-Rhein, Germany and the Poppy & Pierre Salinger Foundation in Le Thor, France. The Ludwig Museum in Koblenz presents his drawings to celebrate the acquisitions of a sculpture in the Museum’s permanent collection. Develops his work on steel wall reliefs (“GRIBS”), which he inaugurates at the Von Bartha Garage in Basel, Switzerland, among a selection of his paintings and recent sculptures associated to historical works. 2012 Stages a retrospective at the Müscarnok Museum in Budapest, Hungary. A monograph accompanying the exhibition is published covering the artist’s pictorial work (1961-2011). Exhibits pieces from the new “GRIBS” series at the Gow Langsford Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, while 88.5° Arc x 8, a 27-meter tall sculpture, was inaugurated at nearby Gibbs Farm in March. Venet will exhibit at the Galerie Forsblom in June, along with outdoor sculpture exhibitions in Helsinki, Hong Kong, Auckland and Singapore. The IVAM announces that the International Julio González Prize for 2013 will be awarded to Venet. 2013 The French Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamp of the artist’s 22-meter Vertical Arcs that were exhibited at the Château de Versailles in 2011. In the spring, the artist participated in a group show, Blickachsen 9, in collaboration with the Maeght Foundation (Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France), in Bad Homburg, Germany. Then, the artist exhibited in Marseille in the context of Marseille-Provence - 2013’s European Capital of Culture. In the summer he showed works in the 55th Venice Biennale over the summer. He is also currently exhibiting his sculptures and GRIBS at the ACE Gallery in California. 2014 After extending his show at Ace Gallery, in California, the artist exhibits Saturations, GRIBs, and sculptures at Hyundai Gallery, in Seoul, and mounts a retrospective on Points, at the Espace Jacques Villeglé de Saint Gratien, France. The inauguration for the Venet Foundation took place in July, in Le Muy, France. The Foundation is open by reservation only to a limited number of groups each year. Other exhibitions this year include solo shows at the Strandverket Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden, as well as von Bartha Garage, in Basel, Switzerland, coinciding with Art Basel, and at the Galerie Scheffel, in Bad Homburg, Germany.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1964 Galerie Ursula Girardon, Paris, France 1966 Galerie Jacques Matarasso, Nice, France 1968 Judson Church Theater, Relativity’s Track (performance), New York 1969 Newark College of Engineering, Newark, New Jersey 1970 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany 1971 Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne, Germany Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France, Milan, Italy New York Cultural Center (Retrospective), New York 1972 Bruno Bischofberger Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France 1973 Foksal psp Gallery, Warsaw, Poland 1975 Galleria Nuovi Strumenti Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy XIIIth Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Great Britain 1976 La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California 1977 Bruno Bischofberger Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland Musée d’Art et d’industie, Saint-Étienne, France Sonja Hennie - Niels Onstad Foundation, Hovikodden, Norway Galerie Denise René - Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany 1978 Special Project at PS1, Long Island City, New York 1979 ARCO Center for Visual Arts, Los Angeles, California 1984 Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy ARCA, Marseille, France Musée d’Art Moderne, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France 37


1985 Musée Départemental des Vosges, Épinal, France 1986 Castelli Uptown, New York Galerie Elisabeth Franck, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium 1987 Quadrat Museum - Moderna Gallery, Bottrop, Germany Castelli Uptown, New York 1988 Graduation (contemporary ballet), Opéra de Paris, Salle Favart, Paris, France 1989 Ronald Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France Centre d’art contemporain, Noir/Noir 1963, (photography), Troyes, France 1990 Galerie Daniel Templon, La ligne à vif (performance) , Paris, France Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York Castelli Gallery, New York Theospacio, Madrid, Spain 1991 Fred Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, California Galerie Bjorn Ressle, Stockholm, Sweden Brent Sikkema Fine Arts, (photography), New York Galeria Theo, Barcelona, Spain Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France 1992 Person’s Weekend Museum, Tokyo, Japan 1993 Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany André Emmerich Gallery, New York 1994 Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia Venet on the Champ de Mars, Paris, France Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida 1995 Hong Kong Museum of Art, Kowloon, Hong Kong Alisan Fine Arts, Kowloon, Hong Kong Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris FIAC, France 38


1996 Venet on Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Brussels, Belgium Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France and Cologne, Germany 1997 Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble, France Le Nouveau Musée / Institut de Villeurbanne, Lyon, France Musée du Québec, Québec, Canada Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea 1998 Musée d’Art Moderne de St. Étienne, St. Étienne, France Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy Galleria Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy Galleria Persano, Torino, Italy 1999 Centro Cultural de Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina Improvisé - Inachevé - Non-Formulé, Mücsarnok Museum, Budapest, Hungary Kunst im Bethmannhof, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany Bernar Venet. Archi. Nuove proposte, Galleria Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva, Switzerland 2000 Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janiero, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Centre d’Art Contemporain Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, France Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France Teatro Nacional de Brasília, Brazil Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil 2001 Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany 2002 Poetry- Performance, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany The Fields at Art OMI International Sculpture Park, Ghent, New York Robert Miller Gallery, New York Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 2003 Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain (MAMAC), Nice, France Sculptures on the Promenade des Anglais (MAMAC), Nice, France Equation/Saturation, MAMAC / Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France Centre d’art Patrick des Gachons, Fraïssé-des-Corbières, France 1961-1963, Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France 10 sculptures in the city of Luxembourg, Luxembour 39


Bernar Venet aux Tuileries, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France City of Bad Homburg, Englische Kirche, Bad Homburg, Germany Eaton Fine Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida 2004 Sculptures on Park Avenue, New York Robert Miller Gallery, New York Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France Sculptures in the City of Denver, Performing Arts Sculpture Park, Colorado 2005 Musée de l’Arles et de la Provence antiques, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Sculptures in Downtown Chicago, Illinois 2006 Gary Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand Museum / Kunsthalle Würth, Künzelsau, Germany William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri 2007 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangmyeong-gil, South Korea Artcurial, Paris, France Bernar Venet in Bordeaux, France Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea 2008 Bernar Venet: Sotheby’s at Isleworth, Isleworth Country Club, Orlando, Florida Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, Florida Forsblom Galerie, Helsinki, Finland Bernar Venet in San Diego, California 2009 Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium Arsenale Novissimo, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy Galerie Guy Pieters, Knokke-Heist, Belgium 2010 Hermann Park, Houston, Texas, in collaboration with Robert McClain Gallery Galerie Pièce Unique, Paris, France Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain, curated by Barbara Rose Le monde de Bernar Venet, Venet in Context, Musée Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

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2011 Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany Venet-Versailles, Château de Versailles, Château de Marly, France Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France Bernar Venet in Frankfurt, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France Von Bartha Garage, Basel, Switzerland 2012 Artstage Singapore, de Sarthe Gallery Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand Sculptures in Auckland, New Zealand de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong Hong Kong Cultural Center & Museum of Art Piazzas Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland 2013 Sculptures in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand 84 Arcs / Désordre, jardins du Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France Bernar Venet: Paintings. Homage to Al-Khawarizmi, Abbazia di San Gregorio, Venice, Italy Les origines, Musée Regards de Provence, Marseille, France Ace Gallery, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California 2014 Sculptures and Drawings, DE SARTHE GALLERY, Hong Kong Hypothèse du point, Espace Jacques Villeglé de Saint Gratien, Saint Gratien, France Bernar Venet, L’hypothèse de l’arc, von Bartha Garage, Basel, Switzerland Bernar Venet, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea

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SELECTED EXHIBITION CATALOGUES 1970 Wember, Paul, Bernar Venet. Musée Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany. 1971 Karshan, Donald, The Five Years of Bernar Venet, (catalogue raisonné). The New York Cultural Center, New York. 1974 Menna, Filiberto, Venet o del Significato (dell’arte). Galerie Seconda Scala, Rome, Italy. 1976 Alloway, Lawrence, Thierry Kuntzel, Bernar Venet. La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California. 1977 Ceysson, Bernard, Bernar Venet.. Musée d’art et d’industrie, Saint-Étienne, France. 1978 de Haas, Patrick, Dominique Pascalini, Bernar Venet. Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Castello di Portofino, Italy. 1980 Venet, Bernar, Numero Due a Una Cura di Bernar Venet. Cenobio Visualita, Milan, Italy. 1984 Francblin, Catherine, Bernar Venet, Dessins 1963-1983. Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France. 1985 Kwinter, Sanford, Pragmatique des Turbulences: Les Nouvelles Lignes de Bernar Venet. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France. 1986 Higginbotham, David, Bernar Venet. Galerie Elisabeth Franck, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium. 1987 Castle, Frederick Ted, Bernar Venet unregal mässige Spiralen. Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany. Millet, Catherine, Lignes sans Concession: Bernar Venet Sculptures, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Paris, France. 1988 Henric, Jacques, Laurence Louppe, Graduation. Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris, Paris, France. Schaub, Johannes, Arc Majeur de 185.4°, (project catalogue). France. 1989 Daval, Jean-Luc, Bernar Venet - Dessins - Drawings, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France; Editions Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France. Ragon, Michel, Bernar Venet, (catalogue inaugural des “Deux Arcs de 201.5°). Belley, France. Ratcliff, Carter, Bernar Venet-The Question of Purpose-La Question de la Finalité. Galerie Elisabeth Franck, Knokkele-Zoute, Belgium. Schefer, Jean-Louis, Bernar Venet-Ligne à Vif. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France. 1990 de Bure, Gilles; Bernar Venet, Bernar Venet: Mobilier 1970-1990. Galerie Mostra, Paris, France; Galerie Eric Van de Weghe, Brussels, Belgium. Morgan, Robert, Venet’s Indeterminacy. Person’s Weekend Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Serraller, Francisco Calvo, Bernar Venet. Galeria Theospacio, Madrid, Spain. 1991 Devolder, Eddy, Bernar Venet. Galerie Oscar Ascanio, Caracas, Venezuela. Lorent, Claude, Sit on Steel. Galerie Eric Van de Weghe, Brussels, Belgium. Venet, Bernar, Combinaisons aléatoires de lignes indéterminées. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France. 42


1992 Martinoty, Jean-Louis; Louppe, Laurence. Graduation, Carte Blanche à... Bernar Venet, Théâtre National de l’Opera de Paris, Paris, France. 1993 Catoir, Barbara; Perlein, Gilbert. Bernar Venet. Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain, Nice, France; WilhelmHack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. Perlein, Gilbert, Conversation with Bernar Venet. André Emmerich Gallery, New York. 1994 Descendre, Nadine, Bernar Venet, Lignes Indéterminées. Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France. Descendre, Nadine, “La Mairie de Paris invite Bernar Venet au Champ de Mars,” Beaux-Arts Magazine. Paris, France. Eaton, Timothy, Venet. Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida. Perlein, Gilbert, Bernar Venet-1963-1993. Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá; Galeria Ressle; Galeria Tovar & Tovar, Bogotá, Colombia. Perlein, Gilbert, Bernar Venet. Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea. 1995 Descendre, Nadine, Bernar Venet-Indeterminate Lines. Hong Kong Museum of Art , Galerie Enrico Navarra. Descendre, Nadine, Bernar Venet-Indeterminate Lines. Shanghai Museum of Art, Galerie Enrico Navarra. 1996 Ratcliff, Carter, Jean-Michel Foray, Bernar Venet • Droites et Accidents. Espace Fortant de France, Sète, France. 1997 Bal, Danielle, Bernar Venet-Droites et cartons. Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble, France. Hindry, Ann, L’Equation Majeure. Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble, France; Nouveau Musée/Institut de Villeurbanne, Lyon, France; Musée d’Art Moderne de St. Etienne, St. Etienne; Flammarion, New York/Paris, France. Maubant, Jean Louis, Pascal Pique, Bernar Venet 1961-1979. Nouveau Musée/Institut de Villeurbanne, Lyon, France. Ratcliff, Carter; John R. Porter and Michel Martin, Bernar Venet-Lignes. Musée du Québec, Québec, Canada. ---, Bernar Venet. Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea. 1999 Beke, László, with an introduction by Jacques Chirac, Metal Signal - Fém Jalzés, Mücsarnok Kunstahalle, Budapest, Hungary. Espartaco, Carlos Klitenik, Pierre Restany and Catherine Millet, Bernar Venet. Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2000 Hindy, Ann, with an introduction by Lygia Saboia, Bernar Venet Brasil. Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; Museu Brasileiro da Escultura - MuBE/SP, Arte 21, Conexão, Brazil. van der Marck, Jan , Bernar Venet, Global Diagonals. e-speed, New York. 2002 Greenburger, Francis, Bernar Venet. The Fields Sculpture Park at Art OMI International Arts Center. Arte 21, Brazil. Hindry, Ann, Donald Kuspit, Catherine Millet, Arnauld Pierre and Bernar Venet, Bernar Venet. Galerie Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria. 2003 Barré, Francois, Bernar Venet à Luxembourg, Le Centre Culturel Français de Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Pedrini, Enrico, and Raphael Cuir, Bernar Venet, Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, Nice, France. 2004 Various authors, Bernar Venet. Lignes indéterminées: L’espace de la perturbation, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France. 43


2005 Place, Jean-Michel, Bernar Venet à Cergy-pontoise, Base de Loisirs de Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy-Pontoise, France. Tansini, Laura, Bernar Venet: Sculpture, Galerie Guy Pieters, Belgium. 2006 Joch, Peter, Formeln des Irregulären / Formulae of the Irregular, Edition und Galerie Scheffel GmbH, Bad Homburg, Germany. Murray, Peter, Bernar Venet: Robert-Jacobsen-Preis der Stiftung Würth 2005/2006, Stiftung Würth / Swiridoff Verlag, Künzelsau, Germany. 2007 Arnaudet, Didier, Thomas Bernard, Michel Duchène, Adrien Goetz, Florence Guionneau-Joie, Ann Hindry, Alain Juppé, Jean-Jacques Lescourgues, Jan van der Marck, and Philippe Raoux, Pommereau, Claude (Ed.), Bernar Venet à Bordeaux, Beaux Arts (special issue). Paris, France. Bouruet-Aubertot Veronique, “Bernar Venet, portrait of a sculptor”, Bernar Venet, (catalogue d’exposition), Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Kim, Jeeyoung, Thomas McEvilley and Nanjie Yun, Bernar Venet: Line, Trace, Concept. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Kleine, Susanne and Walter Smerling, Bernar Venet: System und Zufall [Order and Chance]. Wienand Verlag & Medien GmbH, Köln, in association with Stiftung für Kunst une Kultur e.V. Bonn, Germany. Nanjie, Yun, Bernar Venet: Drawing with steel. Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea. Sausset, Damien, “Les ateliers de Bernar Venet”, Connaissance des Arts, H.S. n˚322, Paris, France. 2008 Rose, Barbara, Bernar Venet. Sotheby’s at Isleworth, Sotheby’s, New York. 2009 Charlier, Jacques, La Courbure de l’Art, BOZAR Books, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium. Marcadé, Bernard, Vivre l’Art: La Collection Venet, Somogy, Paris / Espace de l’art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France. Laks, Déborah, “Bernar Venet: trabajando con ecuaciones”, art.es, n˚33, July, p 49 – 65, Madrid, Spain. 2010 Davila, Thierry, Alain Mousseigne, Jérôme Sans, Bernar Venet, Le monde de Bernar Venet: Venet in context, exhibition catalogue, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France. 2011 Schefer, Olivier, Bernar Venet. Paintings 1961-2011: A Retrospective, Seoul Museum of Art (SOMA), Seoul, South Korea. 2012 de Sarthe Gallery, Bernar Venet Hong Kong, Print Shop, Hong Kong. Art Plural Gallery, Bernar Venet, Dominie Press Pte Ltd, Singapore. 2013 Various authors with an introduction by Paul Nyzam, Bernar Venet - Carpiagne 1961-1966, Fondation Regards de Provence, Marseille, France. Becherer, Joseph Antenucci, Bernar Venet - Maquettes, Fondation Regards de Provence, Marseille, France. Laks, Deborah and Jack Lang, Bernar Venet - Peintures, Fondation Regards de Provence, Marseille, France. 2014 Schefer, Olivier and Bernar Venet, Bernar Venet – L’Hypothèse du point, Bernard Chauveau Éditeur, Paris, France.

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MONOGRAPHS 1974 Millet, Catherine, Bernar Venet. Éditions du Chêne, Paris, France. 1975 d’ Amore, Bruno, Thierry Kuntzel, and Filiberto Menna, Textes Théoriques sur Bernar Venet. Edizioni Nuovo Strumenti, Brescia, Italy. Kuntzel, Thierry, Logique du Neutre. Arthur Hubschmid, Paris, France. 1988 Van der Marck, Jan, VENET. Éditions de la Différence, Paris, France. 1990 Kuspit, Donald, Bernar Venet. Art Random, Kyoto Shoin International Company, Ltd., Kyoto, Japan. 1991 Schefer, Jean-Louis, Noir, noir et noir, photographs 1963-1990. Éditions Marval, Paris, France. 1993 Ratcliff, Carter, Bernar VENET. Cercle d’Art, Paris, France; Abbeville Press, New York. 1999 Morgan, Robert, Bernar Venet 1961-1970. Editions des Cahiers Intempestifs, St. Etienne, France. Venet, Bernar, Apoétiques 1967-1998. Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland 2000 Besson, Christian and Bernar Venet, La Conversion du regard, Textes entretiens, 1975-2000, Musée d’ Art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland. Pierre, Arnauld, Bernar Venet: Le discours et la méthode. Prearo Editore, Milan, Italy. Venet, Bernar, SURSATURATION. Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, Carjarc, France. 2001 Lorent, Claude, Bernar Venet: Furniture. Assouline, Paris, France. 2002 McEvilley, Thomas, Bernar Venet (French and German editions). Benteli Verlag, Switzerland; Artha, Paris, France. 2003 Kuspit, Donald, Bernar Venet. The Sublime in Mathematics (French and English editions). Paris, France, L’Yeuse. Lenain, Thierry, Bernar Venet: 1961-1963: l’immanence mise en chantier. Hôtel des Arts of Toulon/Les Presses du Réel, Paris, France. McEvilley, Thomas, Bernar Venet (English edition). Benteli Verlag, Switzerland; Artha, Paris, France. 2004 Venet, Bernar, Art: A Matter of Context. Bernar Venet: Writings 1975-2003. Hard Press Editions, Lenox, Massachussetts. 2005 Bata, Philippe, L’Hypothèse de l’Arc. Editions Un, Deux, Quatre / Centre d’Art contemporain intercommunal d’Istres, Istres, France. 2006 Goldberg, RoseLee, Enrico Pedrini and Damien Sausset, Bernar Venet: Performances, etc. 1961-2006, Charta, Milan, Italy.

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2007 Lenain, Thierry, preface by Thomas McEvilley, Bernar Venet. Flammarion, Paris, France. Moreau, Roland and Jean-Louis Schefer, Bernar Venet, Hommage à l’acier. Assouline, Paris, France. 2008 Peynot, Jean-Philippe, Bernar Venet: 1 pour1, Archibooks + Sautereau éditeur, Paris, France. 2009 Arnoux, Robert, Bernar Venet: L’expérience du Muy, Somogy, Paris, France. Marcelis, Bernard, Bernar Venet: Oeuvre sculpté, Somogy, Paris, France. van der Marck, Jan, Bernar Venet: Sculpture in Urban Landscapes, Sotheby’s, New York. 2010 Davila, Thierry (ed.), La conversion du regard, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland. Laks, Déborah, Thomas McEvilley, Carter Ratcliff, Jan van der Marck, Bernar Venet: L’hypothèse de la ligne droite, Éditions de la Différence, Paris, France. Rose, Barbara, Bernar Venet, La paradoja de la coherencia / The paradox of coherence, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencià, Spain. 2011 Altieri, Gilles, Olivier Schefe, Bernar Venet, Peintures 2001-2011, Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France. Marcadé, Bernard, Brian O’Doherty, Venet - Versailles, Editions du Regard, Paris, France. Schefer, Olivier, Bernar Venet: Paintings 1961-2011: A Retrospective, Seoul, South Korea. 2012 Pégard, Catherine, Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Bernar Venet, Bernard Teyyssèdre, Versailles 2011, Editions du Regard, Paris, France. Devals, Alexandre and Olivier Schefer, Bernar Venet. Paintings, Edizioni Charta, Milan, Italy. 2013 Davila, Thierry and Erik Verhagen, Bernar Venet - Sculpture, Editions du Regard, Paris, France. 2014 Sausset, Damien, Robert Arnoux et Alexandre Devals, Venet Foundation, Couleurs Contemporaines / Bernard Chauveau Éditeur, Paris, France.

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MUSEUM COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS Akron Ar t Institute, Akron, Ohio, USA

Musée d’Ar t moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Los Angeles, California

Musée d’Ar t moderne et d’Ar t contemporain, Nice, France

Bank Audi, Beirut, Lebanon

Musée d’Ar t moderne et d’Ar t contemporain, Saint Étienne, France

Busan Museum of Ar t, Busan, South Korea

Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble, France

Citibank Corporation, New York, New York, USA

Musée des Ar ts décoratifs, Paris, France

City of Metz, France

Musée du Québec, Québec, Canada

City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Musée national d’ar t moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Colonnade III Plaza, MEPC & Equity Proper ties, Dallas, Texas, USA

Musée national d’ar t moderne de Liège, Liège, Belgium

Contemporar y Ar t Center, San Diego, California, USA

Musée Sainte- Croix, Poitiers, France

DaimlerChr ysler Collection, Stuttgar t, Germany

Musées Royaux de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

Denver Ar t Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA

Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany

Espace de l’Ar t Concret, Mouans-Sar toux, France

Museum of Ar t, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Esplanade de Uni Mail, Geneva, Switzerland

Museum of Contemporar y Ar t, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Esquire Company, Seoul, Korea

Museum of Contemporar y Ar t, Los Angeles, California, USA

First National Bank, Seattle, Washington

Museum Sztuky W. Lodzi, Lodz, Poland

Fonds d’Ar t Contemporain des Musées de Nice, Nice, France

Museum / Kunsthalle Wür th, Künzelsau, Germany

Fondation Looser, Zürich, Switzerland

National Museum of Contemporar y Ar t, Seoul (Gwangmyeong-gil),

Fondation Mour tala, Dakar, Senegal

South Korea

Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Mar tigny, Switzerland

National Museum of Jakar ta, Jakar ta, Indonesia

Foundation Domnick, Nür tingen, Germany

Neue Galerie im Alten Kurhaus, Aachen, Germany

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Nor th Fork Bank Collection, Melville, New York, USA

Gateway Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Parc de la Boverie, Liège, Belgium

Georgia Museum of Ar t, Athens, Georgia, USA

Person’s Weekend Museum, Tokyo, Japan

He Xiangning Ar t Galler y, Shenzhen, China

Polk Museum of Ar t, Lakeland, Florida, USA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA

Quadrat Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany

Ho-Am Ar t Museum, Seoul, Korea

Samsung Museum of Ar t, Seoul, South Korea

Hood Museum of Ar t Dar tmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Santa Barbara Museum of Ar t, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Ilshin Spinning Company, Seoul, Korea

Sara Hilden Ar t Museum, Tampere, Finland

Ilwoo Foundation, Jeju Island, Korea

Seoul Museum of Ar t (SOMA), Seoul, South Korea

Institut Valencià d’Ar t Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain

Seoul Olympic Museum, Seoul, South Korea

Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany

Smalley Sculpture Garden, University of Judaism, Los Angeles,

Jumex Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico

California, USA

Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany

Sonja Henie - Niels Onstad Foundations, Hovikodden, Nor way

Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

Sonje Museum of Contemporar y Ar t, Kyongbuk, Korea

Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany

The Arkansas Ar ts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris, France

The Detroit Institute of Ar ts, Detroit, Michigan, USA

McCror y Corporation Collection, New York, New York, USA

The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Ar ts Center, Ghent,

Milwaukee Ar t Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

New York, USA

MIT Permanent Collection, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The Museum of Modern Ar t, New York, New York, USA

Musée d’Ar t contemporain de Dunkerque, Dunkirk, France

The National Galler y of Ar t, Washington, D.C., USA

Musée d’Ar t et d’Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland

The New York University Ar t Collection, New York, New York, USA

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, USA Total Museum of Contemporar y Ar t, Seoul, Korea Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Von der Heydt Museum, Wüpper tal, Germany Wadswor th Athenaeum, Har tford, Connecticut, USA Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Yuanta Financial Holding Co. Ltd. Taipei, Taiwan

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS Archon Company, Austin, Texas, USA Bank Al Maghrib, Agadir, Morocco Beijing Silver Tower Real Estate Development Company, Beijing, China Centre Hospitalier de Cannes, Cannes, France City of Adachi, Tokyo, Japan City of Belley, France City of Bergen, Nor way City of Cologne, Germany City of Denver (Colorado Convention Center), Denver, Colorado, USA City of Epinal, France City of Lille, France City of Shenzhen, China Collège & École de Commerce Emilie- Gourd, Geneva, Switzerland Dongkuk Steel Mill Company, Seoul, South Korea Espace For tant de France, Sète, France Galler y Hannam The Hill, Seoul, South Korea Goodman Segar Hogan, The World Trade Center, Nor folk, Virginia Groupe AGF, Paris, France Hansol Company, Seoul, Korea Jardin Alber t 1er, Nice, France Kurpark, Bad Hamburg, Germany La Chapelle Saint Jean, Chateaux-Arnoux, France La Cour des Comptes, Paris, France La Défense, Paris, France Miyagi Prefectural Librar y, Sendai, Japan Place de Bordeaux, Strasbourg, France Place Sulzer, Nice, France Quai des Etats-Unis, Nice, France Rocher de Roquebrune, Roquebrune sur Argens, France Runnymeade Sculpture Farm, San Francisco, California, USA Société du Métro de l’Agglomération Toulousaine, Toulouse, France TCLM Mansons Development, Auckland, New Zealand Urania Platz, Berlin, Germany

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