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IVAM Offers Bernar Venet His First Show in a Spanish Museum

VALENCIA.- The first exhibition in a Spanish museum dedicated to Bernar Venet gathers 53 works and a representative selection of the conceptual work developed by Bernar Venet during different phases of his artistic career. Part of his work was characterized by the use of poor materials, new media such as the video, the sound recording and the photography in order to document performances and actions and the advent of unpredictable situations. Works such as Performance dans les détritus (Performance within the garbage) in 1961, Tas de Charbon (Pile of coal) in 1963 or his series Relief Cartón (Relief Carton) from 1963 to 1965 were characterized by the elimination of features such as color, form, etc., which were traditionally associated with the aesthetic pleasure of the artwork. The catalogue of this exhibition is the first monograph