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JUMP TO LOT
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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bernar venet
N. 1941
226.5° ARC X 5
rolled steel
174 x 176 x 40 cm; 68  1/2  x 69  5/16  x 15  3/4  in.
Executed in 1998. 
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This work is registered in the artist's archives under inventory number bv98s17. This work is eligible for a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist upon request from the buyer.

Provenance

Galerie Fuchs, Berlin
Galerie Leu, Munich
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Exhibited

Berlin, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Bernar Venet: Galerie Haas & Fuchs | Bernar Venet |ARCS, 4 May – 23 June 2001

Catalogue Note

Working on a concept means stretching it, making it understood differently. It means resituating it from its place of origin. It is the opposite of tinkering about inside a pre-existing schema. It is to criticize the idea of a stable state. [...] The stable state is a cultural danger, the alienation of creativity. The artistic endeavour should rather be seen as an open space, where nothing is certain, where everything is always engaged in a process of re-conceptualization. It's a work of questioning, more complex than that of certain artists who have found a formula and unflaggingly repeat it.

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