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“Tinguely – the final collaboration with Yves Klein”

BY L'art en plus | 20-May-2015
Since 2014, the Venet Foundation has been open to the public during the summer (visits by request only). The Foundation is located next to the village of Le Muy in the Var region of France. Following our opening last year, we are pleased to announce the Foundation’s second summer show, this one devoted to the artist Jean Tinguely and called “TINGUELY – dernière collaboration avec Yves Klein” (Tinguely – the final collaboration with Yves Klein).
Venue: Fondation Venet
Address: 365 Chemin du Moulin des Serres, 83490 Muy (France)
Date: 1 June - 30 September 2015
Time: Access to the Foundation by appointment only.
Ticket: free by appointment
Buy / Ticket: www.venetfoundation.org
Web: http://venetfoundation.org
Jean Tinguely, The final collaboration with Yves Klein, 1988 Scrap iron, synthetic materials, foam, mirrors, wooden wheels, bulbs, electric engines Courtesy Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland
Two important “machines” will be on display at the Foundation, including a major piece on loan from the Tinguely Museum in Basel, Dernière collaboration avec Yves Klein (1988). A film about Jean Tinguely will also be screened in a dining room featuring a table, eight chairs and a light fixture, all designed by the artist for the Tinguely Café in Kyoto. This group has been recreated especially for the Venet Foundation.

Bernar Venet and Jean Tinguely often ran into each other in the 1960s (when he arrived in New York in 1966, for example, Venet lived in the New Realist’s former studio) and up until Tinguely’s death in 1991. For Venet, Tinguely’s importance on the art scene, his originality as a sculptor, and his ambition, which pushed his work well beyond traditional approaches, are a source of great admiration.

The exhibition is curated by Alexandre Devals, the director of the Venet Foundation

In conjunction with the Tinguely show, the Venet Foundation is also pleased to offer visitors this summer the chance to discover or rediscover the following:

- The sculpture park, which boasts monumental pieces by artists from the collection as well as by Bernar Venet himself

- Diane and Bernar Venet’s Collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art (which includes work by Donald Judd, Richard Serra, Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Long, and others)

- The Stella Chapel created on site by Frank Stella for the inauguration of the Foundation last year and featuring six of the artist’s recent Great Reliefs

- Two exhibition spaces: the Gallery, where the temporary show is on display, and the Factory, which is home to Venet’s recent work