Venet Foundation Launches Second Summer Season with Jean Tinguely Show

The Venet Foundation has launched its second summer season with the show “Tinguely–The final collaboration with Yves Klein,” which features two kinetic machine sculptures by the renowned Swiss artist.

One of the exhibited works, Derniére Collaboration avec Yves Klein is a 1988 work that Tinguely made in homage to his friend, collaborator, and fellow founding member of the Nouveau Réalisme movement Yves Klein (see See Yves Klein’s Never-Before-Performed Work at Independent Projects and Art World Report Card: Yves Klein and the Blue Nudes).

The foundation will also screen a film about Tinguely in a dining room furnished with a table, chairs, and light fixtures designed by the artist for a Kyoto café.

<i>Relief bleu hommage à Schmela</i>, Jean Tinguely, 1988. <br>Photo: via Portail Musées Méditeranée</br>

Relief bleu hommage à Schmela, Jean Tinguely, 1988.
Photo via: Portail Musées Méditeranée

Venet Foundation opened in 2014 to display the private collection and works of French Conceptual artist Bernar Venet. It occupies a four-hectare estate in Le Muy, south of France, which includes a sculpture park and a former factory, where Venet’s recent large-scale metal sculptures are showcased.

Venet’s art collection includes works by Donald Judd, Richard Serra, and Sol LeWitt, as well as a chapel designed by Frank Stella.

<i>Effondremont</i> (2014) by Bernar Venet, installed at the Venet Foundation <br>Photo: courtesy Venet Foundation via Forbes</br>

Effondremont (2014) by Bernar Venet, installed at the Venet Foundation
Photo: Courtesy Venet Foundation via Forbes

The foundation is only open during the summer and by appointment. Hard-to-get time slots aside, admission is free of charge and includes a guided tour (see See 10 Lavish Summer Art Events in Exotic Places Around the World).


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