Bernar Venet in Dubai


Bernar Venet is a French conceptual artist whose work examines mathematical and scientific theories. He has been commissioned to produce numerous monumental sculptures that are permanently installed around the world, in cities such as Berlin, San Francisco, Nice, Tokyo, Beijing, Cologne and Paris. In 2011 he exhibited seven monumental sculptures in the grounds of the Château de Versailles.


Taking a mathematical and scientific approach to his work, the conceptual artist will show new and recent steel sculptures from his Arc, GRIB, Angle and Indeterminate Line series, an extension of works he developed in 1979. A monumental Cor-Ten steel Arc sculpture of 6.5 meters high will be installed in the gallery. Another highlight of the exhibition is the selection of new works on paper on the GRIB and Angles. Also on view, is an acrylic on canvas, Homage to Al-Khwarizmi n°2, part of the series presented at the 2013 Venice Biennale, that honours one of the founders of modern mathematics.

Custot Gallery Dubai is pleased to host the first solo exhibition of the French artist Bernar Venet in the city, and in the region, from 19 May to 30 November 2016. The gallery is closed for the month of August and is set to reopen on September 1st.