Bernar Venet: Looking Forward 1961-1984

Bernar Venet Blain Southern

Bernar Venet, Looking Forward: 1961-1984 traces the development of the artist’s distinct conceptual mode, focussing on examples of works that were pivotal in defining his practice. It will be the French artist’s first solo show in London since the ICA in 1976. He was in his thirties at the time yet had already been the subject of a career retrospective in New York and was widely esteemed for his role in the development of conceptual art.

1961 was a significant turning point for the young artist. While conscripted to military service in France he was preoccupied by the question of how to free his art work from personal expression. He started employing performance, sound and randomised painting in order to avoid the idioms of pictorial art.

Venet will also feature in Frieze Sculpture from 5 July – 8 October in Regent’s Park, London.

Duration 08 June 2017 - 22 July 2017
Times Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Cost Free
Venue Blain Southern
Address 4 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1BP
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