Oktober 2018
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Bernar Venet, The Conceptual Years 1966-1976

12 Oktober 2018 00:00 - 13 Januar 2019 00:00

The exhibition offers for the first time since 1971—after Bernar Venet’s survey show at the New York cultural center—an exhibition dedicated to the Conceptual years of the artist. Between 1966 and 1970, Bernar Venet took an important part in the development of Conceptual Art and was soon recognized as one of the great artists on the international scene.

In the 1960s, deterred by the hackneyed conventions of French art and fascinated by American formalism and, above all, Marcel Duchamp, from 1970 onwards, Bernar Venet emerged as one of the leading figures of conceptual art. For the very first time, the exhibition at MAMAC aims to explore this little-known period of his career, which began in Nice and unfolded in the United States.

This extremely productive period, during which he incorporated the objectivity and rationality of mathematics, the pure abstraction of scientific research, linguistic issues and datas such as weather reports or stock exchanges into the field of art, also marked the start of a truly multidisciplinary approach. Alongside the presentation of around a hundred works, numerous archives from the Venet Foundation will shed light on the artist's creative process.


Bernar Venet, The Conceptual Years 1966-1976
Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain
Place Yves Klein
06000 Nice

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