Bernar Venet

 ( 1941, Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban)

Born in 1941, in Château Arnoux Saint Auban, France
Lives and works between USA and France.

Presentation

Bernar Venet is one of the few French artists to settle in the early 60's in United States of America, where he exhibited with artists such as Donald Judd, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Smithson and Frank Stella, major figures of the minimal and conceptual art in USA and Europe. On his return in France, Bernar Venet participated as a pioneer in the expansion of this current, by developing research on mathematical code and diagrams.

Awards and Honors

2016     Lifetime Achievement Award

2014     Inauguration of the Bernar Venet Foundation in Le Muy, France.

2013     The Post of the French Republic issued stamp of Bernar Venet works exhibited in Versailles, in 2011

2010     Inauguration of monumental installations by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in Bordeaux

2008     Sotheby's organized for the first time a solo show of an artist, including 25 monumental pieces of                Venet

2006     Sculpture Award Robert Jacobsen, Würth Foundation

2007     Inauguration of the roof of the gallery of Palais Cambon by the French President Jacques Chirac

2005     Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur

1997     Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg, Austia

1996     Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

1989      Grand Prix of Arts of the city of Paris
"He's waiting for the age of mathematics to come!"
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

"- Not virtual.
- Without illusion.
- Without appearance.
- Nor metaphor.
- Self-referential."


Bernar Venet

This poem of five verses by Bernar Venet serves as a statement. In four negations and one affirmation, the artist describes himself as well as the body of his work in its entirety. To paraphrase Raymond Queneau, we might see in this a small portable cosmology connecting the part (the poem, the painting, or the film) with the whole. Moreover, if we weigh the range of forms his artistic expression has taken, we cannot help but recognize both the intellectual discipline Venet has subjected himself to, and the great coherence that underpins his oeuvre, from its early days to the present: tar paintings done on canvas, paper and cardboard; industrial paintings on cardboard; black mirrors; representational outlines for future works of art; industrial drawings; mathematical formulas painted out on canvas; photographic blow-ups and photographs; artist's books; shaped canvases that display a spare aesthetic; reliefs done in wood and steel Scribs; sculptures in steel and Cor-Ten; and after 2000, MRI images; paintings of mathematical formulas and saturations over coloured backgrounds of yellow, blue, red, golden brown, pearl and copper, along with shaped canvases based on these same diagrams; not to mention the films, musical compositions, stage sets and choreographed ballets.

Within frameworks that he defines in these terms, "Not virtual/Without illustration/Without appearance/Nor metaphor/Self-referential," Venet has developed a series of artworks whose value is reinforced by his tendency to work across disciplines. This drive to break down boundaries borrows from Edgar Morin the notion of complementarity, which points to an understanding of the complexity of reality. As an artist-theoretician, Venet has built up an oeuvre in a counterintuitive way to such a degree that each element makes sense, each comes to validate the reasoning and existence of the preceding ones. We must recognize, along with Brian O'Doherty, that "each of his works delivers a patent of inevitability."

Looking over fifty years of activity since 1961, I realized that it was essential to go back over the principles which Venet grounds his work in and which continue to govern the design of his paintings and sculptures today. The present text aims to provide the keys, the main constituent elements, with a number of supporting statements by Venet and some of the critics who have commented on his work.

Alexandre Devals,
from Bernar Venet or Paradoxical Geometry, Ceysson Éditions d'Art, 2016.
Solo shows at Ceysson Gallery
Bernar Venet, Luxembourg
March 21 - May 24, 2015

Bernar Venet, Wandhaff
March 21 - July 25, 2015

Bernar Venet, Wandhaff
May 25 - July 27, 2019


Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Sculptures, Matters, Materials, Textures..., Offsite
September 10 - October 16, 2016

10 YEARS in Luxembourg, Wandhaff
June 02 - August 04, 2018

Tribute to Vicky Rémy, Offsite
July 13 - July 14, 2019

At Jean Prouvé, Offsite
July 26 - July 28, 2020


Solo Shows (selection)

2019
Indeterminate Hypothesis, Kasmin, 509 West 27th Street, New York, USA
The Straight Line and the Pictorial Memory of the Gesture, Kasmin, 297 Tenth Avenue, New York, USA
Bernar Venet: Indeterminacy, Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany
Bernar Venet: In Relation: Performance / Sculpture / Painting, De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Bernar Venet, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Wandhaff, Luxembourg
Angles, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2018
L'Hypothèse du Point, Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
L'Hypothèse de l'Angle, Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Bernar Venet, Retrospective 2019-1959, Musée d’art contemporain (MAC), Lyon, France
Bernar Venet, The Conceptual Years, Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain (MAMAC), Nice, France
Bernar Venet. D’encre et de papier. Estampes originales 1971-2017, Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris, France

2017
RAW: Portraits of Artists, French Cultural Center, Boston, USA
Looking Forward: 1961-1984, Blain|Southern, Londres, UK
Bernar Venet at Cliveden, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, UK
Arcs, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Angles, gravures et charbon, l'Orangerie, centre d'art contemporain, Bastogne, Belgium.
RAW: Portraits of Artists, French Cultural Center, Boston, USA
Bernar Venet: Les origines 1961-1966 , L'Espace de l'art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
Looking Forward: 1961-1984, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Bernar Venet at Cliveden, 10 sculptures at Cliveden National Trust, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, UK

2016
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA.
Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain.
RAW: portraits d'artistes, Galerie rue Visconti, Paris, France.
Custot Gallery Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Bernar Venet: Les origines 1961-1966, L'Espace de l'art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France.

2015
Bernar Venet, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Wandhaff, Luxembourg.
Bernar Venet: metametria, Vass Collection, Budapest, Hungary
Bernar Venet, Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, Venice, Italy
Il caos come principio sottovalutato dell'ordine (Chaos as an underestimated principle of order), Giorgio Persano, Turin, Italy
Mathematica, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2014
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Bernar Venet, Sculptures and Drawings, Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong.
Homage to Kurt Gödel. A tribute to abstract thinking, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany.
Bernar Venet, Maquettes, Strandverket Art Museum, Marstrand, Sweden.
Hypothèse du point, Espace Jacques Villeglé de Saint Gratien, Saint Gratien, France.
Bernar Venet, L'hypothèse de l'arc, Bartha Garage, Basel, Switzerland.
Bernar Venet, Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

2013
84 Arcs/Désordre, Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France.
Sculptures in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
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, United States.

2012
Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary.
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
Bernar Venet: Paintings: 1967 - 2010, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong.
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.
Art Plural Gallery, Singapore.

2011
Bernar Venet à Versailles, Château de Versailles et dans le Domaine de Marly, sous le commissariat de Bernard Marcadé, Paris, France.
Bernar Venet in Sugarland, Oyster Creek Park, Sugar Land, Texas, USA.
Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany.
Fondation Poppy & Pierre Salinger, le Thor, France.
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France.
Von Bartha Garage, Basel, Switzerland.

2010
Hermann Park, in collaboration with Robert McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.
Galerie Pièce Unique, Paris, France.
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), curated by Barbara Rose, Valencia, Spain. curated by Barbara Rose.
Bernar Venet: Homage to Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.
Le monde de Bernar Venet, Venet in context, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France.
Bernar Venet, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

2009
Schinkel Pavillon, in collaboration with Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany.
Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium.
Arsenale Novissimo, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
Galerie Guy Pieters, Knokke-Heist, Belgium.

2008
Isleworth Country Club, Sotheby's exhibition, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, USA.
Forsblom Galerie, Helsinki, Finland.
Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Bernar Venet in San Diego, California, USA.

2007
Retrospective 1961-2006, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South-Korea.
Artcurial, Paris, France.
Bernar Venet : Sculptures in Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
Bernar Venet : Sculptures in Metz, Metz, France.
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany.
Centre européen d'actions artistiques contemporaines, Strasbourg, France.
L'Arsenal, Metz, France.

2006
Museum, Kunsthalle Würth, Künzelsau, Germany.
Gary Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado, United States.
Sculptures in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

2004
Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.
Galerie Haas Fuchs, Berlin, Germany.
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA.
Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France.

2003
Galerie La Cité, Luxembourg.
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Musée d'Art moderne et d'Art contemporain (MAMAC), Nice, France.
Bernar Venet aux Tuileries, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France.

2002
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France.
Galerie Academia, Salzburg, Austria.
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA.

2000
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janiero, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Centre d'Art Contemporain Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, France.
Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain - Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland.
Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.
Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil.

1998
Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France.
Galleria Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy.
Galleria Persano, Torino, Italy.

1997
Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble, France.
Galerie Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy.
Musée du Québec, Québec, Canada.
Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, South-Korea.

1995
Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China.
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

1993
Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France.
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, United States.
Centre d'art contemporain de Châteauroux, Châteauroux, France.
Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Musée d'Art Moderne, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France.

1991
Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, USA.
Galerie Eric Van de Weghe, Brussels, Belgium.
Galeria Oscar Ascanio, Caracas, Venezuela.
Fred Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
Brent Sikkema Fine Arts, Black, New York, USA.

1989
Noir/Noir 1963, Centre d'art contemporain, Troyes, France.
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.
Galerie Van de Velde, Anvers, Belgium.
Ronald Greenberg Gallery, Saint-Louis, USA.

1987
Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland.
Quadrat Museum-Moderna Gallery, Bottrop, Germany.

1982
The Bonlow Gallery, New York, USA.
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.
Malinda Wyatt Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

1979
ARCO Center for Visual Arts, Los Angeles, USA.
Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, USA.
Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, USA.

1978
Special Project at PS1, Long Island City, New York, USA.

1977
Musée d'Art et d'industie, Saint-Étienne, France.
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.
Bruno Bischofberger Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.
Sonja Hennie-Niels Onstad Foundation, Hovikodden, Norway.

1976
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California, USA.

1975
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United-Kingdom.
Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
XIIIth Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil.
Galerie Hetzler Keller, Stuttgart, Germany.
Galleria Nuovi Strumenti Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy.

1974
Galleria la Seconda Scala, Rome, Italy.
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.

1972
Bruno Bischofberger Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.
Galerie Daniel Templon, Milan, Italy.

1971
Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne, Germany.
X-One Gallery, Anvers, Belgium.
Loeb Student Center, New York Univeristy, Peter Caws PhD. Lecture on: Structure as a necessary and sufficient condition of Intelligibility (performance), New York, USA.
Retrospective, New York Cultural Center, NY, USA.
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.
Galerie Daniel Templon, Milan, Italy.

1970
Haus Lange Museum Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany.
OK Harris Gallery, New York, USA.
Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany.
Studio Santandrea, Milan, Italy.

1968
Relativity's Track, Judson Church Theater, New York, USA.

1966
Musée d'Art Moderne de Céret, France.
Galerie Jacques Matarasso, Nice, France.

1964
Galerie Ursula Girardon, Paris, France.

Group shows (selection)

2019
Gigantisme: Art et Industrie, in multiple locations in the city of Dunkirk, including: la friche industrielle de la halle AP2, le Fonds régional d’art contemporain Grand Large – Hauts-de-France (FRAC), le Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine – Musée de France (LAAC), Dunkirk, France
Donaugalerie 2019, Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen, Germany
Elemental, Kasmin, 297 Tenth Avenue, New York, USA
Spring Break, Custot Gallery Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Friends, etc. La Collection Pierre Keller, Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland
Le pressentiment de mon indiscipline, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France

2018
De Calder à Koons, Bijoux d’artistes: La collection idéale de Diane Venet, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France
Art & Jewelry, Custot Gallery Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E.
Enchanté, Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque (LAAC), Dunkirk, France
Wealth. Black is Gold, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
A propos de Nice : 1947 – 1977, in conjunction with “The French May”, Hong Kong
Sculpture Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Art & Coal - Tribute to Jannis Kounellis, MKM Museum Küppersmühle of Modern Art, Duisburg, Germany

2017
Rites of Spring, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York
A propos de Nice : 1947-1977, MAMAC, Nice, France
Black, White..., Custot Gallery Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E.
It is Just a Beginning, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Twenty Years at 23rd and 10th, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York
Nicolas Aubagnac | 20 ans, Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris, France
Nice All Over, Galerie Helenbeck, Nice, France
Lettres Ouvertes, de la calligraphie au street art, Institut des cultures d'Islam, Paris, France
Estampes modernes & contemporaines - De Pablo Picasso à Bernar Venet, Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris, France

2016
Sculptures, Matières, Matériaux, Textures..., Hors les murs, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg
The World Meets Here, Custot Gallery Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E.
Focus on Sculpture in the Würth Collection, Würth Haus Rorschach, Rorschach, Switzerland
Art on Board, Mathematische Fachbibliothek der TU Berlin, Germany
Opening of the New Jakobshallen Exhibition Rooms, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
Arte alle Corti, Palazzo Cisterna, Turin, Italy

1971
Art System, C.A.Y.C., Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Collection de M. & Mme. B.,Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France.
VIIth Paris Biennal, Parc Floral de Paris, Paris, France.
Concept-Théorie, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.
Arte Concettuale, Galerie Daniel Templon, Milan, Italy.
Performance Lecture by Peter Caws, at Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York, USA.

1970
Conceptual art and conceptual aspect, New York Cultural Center, NY, USA.
Informations, MoMA, NY, USA.
Conceptual Art / Land Art / Arte Povera, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy.
Kunst nach Planen, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany.
Artists and Photography, Multiple Gallery, New York, USA.
Painting and Sculpture Today, Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Recorded Activities, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Festival of Contemporary Art, Municipal Museum of Art, Yokohama and Sun Building Art Gallery, Morioka, Japan.

1969
New York Art 1969, Miami University, Ohio, USA.
Performance with Vito Acconci, John Perreault, and Arakawa, The Theater, New York, USA.
Art by telephone, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, USA.
Moratorium, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA.
Number 7, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA.
New Acquisitions, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA.
Conception-Konzeption, Leverkusen, Germany.
Art selon plan, Kunsthalle, Berne, Switzerland.
MONOGRAPHS

2019

Lang, Jack, and Olivier Schefer, Bernar Venet. Arc Majeur. In collaboration with the Fondation John Cockerill, Meta-Morphosis, Brussels, Belgium.

2018
Bernar Venet, “Paroles d’artiste”, Fage Éditions, Lyon, France.
Various authors, Sur Bernar Venet, une anthologie, co-edition with MAC Lyon, Éditions Dilecta, Paris, France.

2017

Davila, Thierry and Erik Verhagen, Venet - Sculpture, Editions du Regard, Paris, France.
Venet, Bernar, Poetic? Poétique ?, Jean Boîte Éditions, Paris, France.

2014

Sausset, Damien, Robert Arnoux et Alexandre Devals, Venet Foundation, Couleurs Contemporaines / Bernard Chauveau Éditeur, Paris, France.

2013

Davila, Thierry and Erik Verhagen, Bernar Venet - Sculpture, Editions du Regard, Paris, France.

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.

2011

Altieri, Gilles, Olivier Schefer, 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.

2010

Davila, Thierry (ed.), La conversion du regard, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.
Laks, Déborah, L'hypothèse de la ligne droite, Editions de la Différence, Paris, France.
Rose, Barbara, La paradoja de la coherencia / The paradox of coherence, La imprenta & Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain.

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.

2008

Peynot, Jean-Philippe, Bernar Venet: 1 pour 1, Archibooks éditeur - Collection Voix, France.

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.

2006

Goldberg, RoseLee, Enrico Pedrini and Damien Sausset, Bernar Venet: Performances, etc. 1961-2006, Charta, Milan, Italy.

2005

Bata, Philippe, L'hypothèse de l'Arc, Editions Un, Deux, Quatre / Centre d'Art contemporain intercommunal d'Istres.

2004

Venet Bernar, Art: A Matter of Context. Bernar Venet: Writings 1975-2003. Hard Press Editions, Lenox, Massachussetts.

2003

Kuspit, Donald, Bernar Venet. The Sublime in Mathematics, (French and English editions) L'Yeuse, Paris, France.
Lenain, Thierry, Bernar Venet: 1961-1963: l'immanence mise en chantier, Les Presses du Réel, Paris, France.
McEvilley, Thomas, Bernar Venet (English edition). Benteli Verlag, Switzerland; Artha, Paris, France.

2002

McEvilley, Thomas, Bernar Venet (French and German editions). Benteli Verlag, Switzerland; Artha, Paris, France.

2001

Lorent, Claude, Bernar Venet: Furniture. Assouline, Paris, France.

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.
van der Marck, Jan , Bernar Venet, Global Diagonals. e-speed, 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.

1993

Ratcliff, Carter, Bernar VENET. Cercle d'Art, Paris, France; Abbeville Press, New York.

1991

Schefer, Jean-Louis, Noir, noir et noir, photographs 1963-1990. Éditions Marval, Paris, France.
Venet, Bernar, Combinaisons aléatoires de lignes indéterminées. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.

1990

Kuspit, Donald, Bernar Venet. Art Random, Kyoto Shoin International Company, Ltd., Kyoto, Japan.

1988

van der Marck, Jan, VENET. Éditions de la Différence, Paris, France.

1975

d'Amore, Bruno, Thierry Kuntzel, and Filiberto Menna, Textes Théoriques sur Bernar Venet. Edizioni Nuovi Strumenti, Brescia, Italy.
Kuntzel, Thierry, Logique du Neutre. Arthur Hubschmid, Paris, France.

1974

Millet, Catherine, Bernar Venet. Éditions du Chêne, Paris, France.


EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

2019
Bernar Venet. The Line and its Trace, Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA.

2016

Schefer, Olivier et Bernar Venet, RAW – Portraits d’artistes, Editions Marval, Paris, France.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Bernar Venet – Angles, Project New York, New York, U.S.A.
Grasser-Fulchéri, Fabienne, BL'origine 1961-1966, L’Espace de l'Art Concret, Bernard Chauveau Éditeur, Paris, France.

2014

Schefer, Olivier and Bernar Venet, Bernar Venet – L’Hypothèse du point, Bernard Chauveau Éditeur, Paris, France.

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, Déborah and Jack Lang, Bernar Venet - Peintures, Fondation Regards de Provence, Marseille, France.

2012

de Sarthe Gallery, Bernar Venet Hong Kong, Print Shop, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Art Plural Gallery, Bernar Venet, Dominie Press Pte Ltd, Singapore.

2011

Bauwens, Malika, Françoise-Aline Blain, Thomas Jean, and Judicaël Lavrador, Bernar Venet à Versailles, Beaux Arts Magazine, hors série, Paris, France.

2010

Davila, Thierry, Alain Mousseigne, and Jérôme Sans, Le monde de Bernar Venet: Venet in context, les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France.

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.

2008

Rose, Barbara, Bernar Venet. Sotheby's at Isleworth, Sotheby's, New York.

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, "Bernar Venet à Bordeaux," Beaux Arts (special issue). Paris, France.
Bouruet-Aubertot Veronique, "Bernar Venet, portrait of a sculptor", Bernar Venet, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Kim, Jeeyoung, Thomas McEvilley and Nanjie Yun, Bernar Venet: Line, Trace, Concept. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, South 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.

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.
Païni, Dominique, Le noir est une couleur, ARTE-Maeght Editeur, Paris, France.

2005

Barré, François, Bernar Venet à Cergy-Pontoise, Editions Jean-Michel Place, Paris, France.
Bata, Philippe, Bernar Venet: L'hypothèse de l'arc, Editions Un Deux Quatre / Centre d'Art contemporain intercommunal d'Istres, France.
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.

2004

Ceysson, Bernard, Bernar Venet: L'hypothè de l'arc, Somogy Editeur, Paris / Musé Sainte Croix de Poitiers, France.
Venet, Bernar, Bernar Venet: L'espace de la perturbation. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

2003

Lenain, Thierry, Bernar Venet: 1961-1963: l'immanence mise en chantier, (catalogue for exhibition at the Hôtel des Arts in Toulon). Les Presses du Réel, Paris, France.
Pedrini Enrico, Raphael Cuir, Bernar Venet, (exhibition catalogue from MAMAC).
Barré Francois, Bernar Venet à Luxembourg, Le Centre Culturel Français de Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

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.

2000

Hindry, 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.

1999

Espartaco, Carlos Klitenik, Pierre Restany and Catherine Millet, Bernar Venet. Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1997

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, (exhibition pamphlet), 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.

1996

Ratcliff, Carter, Jean-Michel Foray, Bernar Venet - Droites et Accidents. Espace Fortant de France, Sète, France.

1995

Descendre, Nadine, Bernar Venet-Indeterminate Lines. Hong Kong Museum of Art , Galerie Enrico Navarra, May.
Descendre, Nadine, Bernar Venet-Indeterminate Lines. Shanghai Museum of Art, Galerie Enrico Navarra, June.

1994

Descendre, Nadine, Bernar Venet, Lignes Indéterminées, (Champs de Mars exhibition catalogue). 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 y Tovar, Bogotá, Colombia.
Perlein, Gilbert, Bernar Venet. Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea.

1993

Catoir, Barbara; Perlein, Gilbert. Bernar Venet. Musée d'Art moderne et d'Art contemporain, Nice, France; Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.
Perlein, Gilbert, Conversation with Bernar Venet. André Emmerich Gallery, New York.

1992

Martinoty, Jean-Louis; Louppe, Laurence. Graduation, Carte Blanche à... Bernar Venet, Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris, Paris, France.

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.

1990

Bure, de Gilles; Bernar Venet, Bernar Venet; Mobilier 1970-1990. Galerie Mostra, Paris, France; Galerie Eric Van de Weghe, Brussels, Belgium.
Kuspit, Donald, Bernar Venet. Art Random, Kyoto Shoin International Company, Ltd., Kyoto, Japan.
Morgan, Robert, Venet's Indeterminacy. Person's Weekend Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
Serraller, Francisco Calvo, Bernar Venet. Galeria Theospacio, Madrid, Spain.

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, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium.
Schefer, Jean-Louis, Bernar Venet-Ligne à Vif. Galerie Daniel Templon, 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.

1987

Castle, Frederick Ted, Bernar Venet unregal mässige Spiralen. Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany.
Millet, Catherine, Lignes sans Concession: Bernar Venet Sculptures, Berlin, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Paris, France.

1986

Higginbotham, David, Bernar Venet. Galerie Elisabeth Franck, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium.

1985

Kwinter, Sanford, Pragmatique des Turbulences: Les Nouvelles Lignes de Bernar Venet. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.

1984

Francblin, Catherine, Bernar Venet, Dessins 1963-1983. Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France.

1978

de Haas, Patrick, Dominique Pascalini, Bernar Venet. Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Castello di Portofino, Italy.

1977

Ceysson, Bernard, Bernar Venet. Musée d'art et d'industrie, Saint-Étienne, France.

1976

Alloway, Lawrence, Thierry Kuntzel, Bernar Venet. La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California.

1974

Menna, Filiberto, Venet o del Significato (dell'arte). Galerie Seconda Scala, Rome Italy.

1971

Karshan, Donald, The Five Years of Bernar Venet, (catalogue raisonné). The New York Cultural Center, New York.

1970

Wember, Paul, Bernar Venet. Musée Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany.

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