In Relation: Renowned Artist Bernar Venet’s Art Performance and Exhibition

Why We Recommend it

Celebrated French artist and sculptor Bernar Venet examines and redefines the relationships between performance, sculpture and painting; each work presented will be created on-site at a series of special performances in the de Sarthe space.


The conceptual artist (b. 1941) is known for his experimental approach to media and his strong emphasis on process over outcome. Venet’s work is highly innovative, often based on mathematical models, and using industrial materials such as coal, metal, layers of tar on cardboard and large-scale steel installations.

In his third Hong Kong show, In Relation, Venet creates new works in the gallery on 25 and 26 March 2019, with the resultant exhibition continuing until 18 May 2019. After his first exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1995, and a display of seven monumental sculptures presented at the Hong Kong harbour in 2012, he continues to explore the dynamics between line and material, form and force, the rational and the organic. His site-specific works capture all three titled mediums on the walls of the gallery. His unique process utilises an installed metal bar covered in paint; the visual image is realised by the artists’ gesture and movements as well as the particular attributes of the material, the angle of the bar and the fluidity of the paint.

Photos: Opening view, Bernar Venet, rétrospective 2019-1959 at macLYON ©photo Blaise Adilon. ©Adagp, Paris 


When: 27 Mar 2019 - 18 May 2019 Where: de Sarthe Gallery, 20/F Global Trade Square – 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road – Wong Chuk Hang