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Bernar Venet, 1961 - 2021. 60 Years of Performance, Paintings and Sculptures is the largest and most comprehensive retrospective of the French artist's work in the world to date. It encompasses his entire complex and wide-ranging oeuvre as a sculptor, painter, performance artist, as well as a radical conceptual artist. The exhibition brings together over 150 works that reflect the artist's uncompromising, almost obsessive approach to constantly reshaping his environment through art.

Installationsansicht BERNAR VENET. 1961 – 2021 | 29.1.-30.5.2021, Kunsthalle Berlin, Flughafen Tempelhof
Installationsansicht BERNAR VENET. 1961 – 2021 | 29.1.-30.5.2021, Kunsthalle Berlin, Flughafen Tempelhof © Foto: Daniel Biskup

The retrospective is the first in a series of exhibitions that will be shown over the next two years in the spectacular 8,000 m2 Hangars 2 and 3 of Berlin's former Tempelhof Airport.

From its beginnings in his first studio, the exhibition traces Bernar Venet's career and the creation of a body of work that continues to question itself today. The most frequently exhibited French sculptor to date has always affirmed his conception of art that goes far beyond the formal and spatial. To this day, his aspirations are firmly rooted in the irrepressible desire not to simply accept the world as it is, but rather to give it his own perspective. Unflinchingly direct and convinced of the emotionality as well as the intention to symbiotically combine his existence with his creative endeavors, Venet once again reiterates his ultimately profoundly optimistic desire to reinvent art and change the perception of the viewer.


The exhibition is organized by the Foundation for Art and Culture Bonn. The curator is Walter Smerling.

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