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Bernar Venet (French, b.1941)
LOT ID: 64284
Lot of 3 photographs of early Information Art., 1968

Silver Print
8 х 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm.)
Stamped, inscribed, Title, date and artist's stamp on verso.
Print/Casting Year 1968
Lot description
Bernar Venet, 3 photographs of information as art, 1968-70. Gelatin silver prints, 8 X 10 in., (20.3 X 25.4 cm.)

1967
Resides at the Chelsea Hotel; his conceptual work develops along logical lines. Meets Minimalist artists through the Dawn Gallery. Frequents the mathematics & physics as Columbia University and befriends two researchers, Jack Ullman and Martin Krieger. He produces the "non visual" works on magnetic tape. His focus is on content, not the visual characteristics of artworks.

1968
Settles in to a loft in SoHo New York. Venet collaborates with scientists from Columbia University, to stage a performance at the Judson Church Theatre in SoHo, New York. Work first exhibited in the USA & Europe.
Two conceptual exhibitions at the Wide White Space Gallery, along with Beuys and Broodthaters, at the Dusseldorf Kunsthalle. Works are bought by the Krefeld Museum, who offer to stage his first museum exhibition. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, aquires a Venet piece. Participates in the exhibition Conception Conzeption in Leverkusen, Germany. Moves to a loft on Broadway, in SoHo.


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