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Reopening of the Venet Foundation with Lawrence Weiner new installation

BY Chloe Villefayot | 03-Jun-2020
This summer, the Venet Foundation is pleased to present in Le Muy (South of France) a new installation by the artist Lawrence Weiner.
Venue: Venet Foundation
Address: 83490 Le Muy - France
Date: 18 June - 16 October 2020
Ticket: Full price: 15$ - Students: 8$
Buy / Ticket: https://www.venetfoundation.org/visit/
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EMail: info@venetfoundation.org
photo: View of the gallery with a simulation of Lawrence Weiner’s artwork installed. Courtesy Moved Pictures Archive, New York, and the Venet Foundation
The new piece by the American artist is adapted to a visit that is solely focused on the outdoor areas in response to the exceptional health measures that have been put in place. Conceived for the site, the statement Lawrence Weiner has come up with for the Venet Foundation is completely visible from the sculpture park.

Weiner’s statement has become a key to the park display. Visitors will discover or rediscover the work making up the sculpture park, including monumental pieces by artists represented in the collection, such luminaries as James Turrell, Richard Long, Larry Bell, Tony Cragg, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Sir Anthony Caro, Phillip King, Arman, Richard Deacon, and Ulrich Rückriem, as well as Bernar Venet, whose sculptures for the Palace of Versailles show in 2011 have been put on view in a collapse-based reinstallation.

The installations allow visitors to enjoy an exceptional display in a natural setting of extraordinary beauty in the heart of Provence.

The pandemic lockdown brings back a practice inherited from conceptual art. The conditions for preparing the exhibition have also been transformed since things were done via telephone and digital communications. Because of the pandemic and the subsequent confinement, workarounds took shape to help design and put together exhibitions, breathing new life into practices that presided over the birth of conceptual art in the 1960s