Bernar Venet 'Arcs' reviewed in Aesthetica Magazine
Presented by Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, Bernar Venet: Arcs, showcases the dynamic work of the French conceptual artist through six large-scale drawings alongside two new sculptures. By merging these artistic mediums, the relationship between form and material is apparent, whilst the boundaries between them become blurred. As American art critic Carter Ratcliff remarks in an essay on Venet (which is available from the gallery as a pamphlet): “It is easy to make – and to leave unquestioned – the assumption that the drawn arcs represent the sculptural ones. Yet we could just as reasonably say that it is the other way around.” The dialogue that arises from the work is not simple – it is subjective, tantalising and provocative.
March 27, 2017