Bernar Venet

Retrospective at MAC LYON

From September 21, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the career-spanning retrospective dedicated to Bernar Venet presents a remarkable and previously unseen ensemble of 170 artworks, including Venet’s early performances, drawings, diagrams, and paintings, as well as the photographs, sound works, films and sculptures that retrace 60 years of creation. This will be the most ambitious retrospective ever devoted to the artist.

The exhibition aims to examine the different stages that led a certain young artist, of twenty years of age, at the beginning of the 1960s to seek to “remove any form of expression contained in the artwork in order to reduce it to a material fact”. He then went on to appropriate astrophysics, nuclear physics and mathematical logic, and took a break of 5 years before finally returning, albeit unexpectedly, to his easel. These paintings were followed by sound works, poetry, and later by indeterminate lines, accidents, random combinations, and collapses, culminating in the curved lines of the monumental sculptures in Corten steel, dedicated to the urban space.

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Kasmin Welcomes New Director

Tianyue Jiang

September, 2018

Kasmin is pleased to announce that Tianyue Jiang will join the gallery as Director in September 2018.

As well as spearheading exhibitions in each of Kasmin’s four New York gallery spaces, and on the gallery’s forthcoming rooftop sculpture garden, Jiang will lead the Kasmin’s strategic development in Asia. The appointment comes as the gallery prepares to participate in its first edition of the art fair Art021 in Shanghai in November. Paul Kasmin says, “It is wonderful to welcome someone of Tianyue’s immense experience to the gallery to lead our ambitions both in Asia and at home here in New York. Her specialized knowledge of the region will be of tremendous importance as we continue to develop our client base and introduce more Asian artists to the gallery programme.”

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Iván Navarro

This Land Is Your Land

On view at Chicago's Navy Pier until April 2019

In Chicago, three sculptures by Iván Navarro—“BED,” “Ladder,” and “ME/WE”—are currently on view at the city’s Navy Pier. Originally installed at Madison Square Park in New York, the works are composed of neon-lit interiors with infinite reflections of each structure’s respective design.

One tower consists of a limitless repetition of the word, “BED;” another features the boundless image of a ladder; and the third displays the words, “ME” and “WE” in redundancy. The works will be installed until April 2019, giving visitors to the city's art fair, EXPO Chicago, a chance to see them in September.

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