Coal Heap

Free tags: 
charbon
tas
Description: 
The discovery near the place Masséna in Nice (avenue Albert 1er) of a heap of gravel mixed with tar inspired Venet to have himself photographed in a context which he was familiar with, as if he were doing a transient performance. He became aware that day of the obvious relation between the tar paintings he had been creating in his studio and this heap of gravel soaked with tar, which could be endowed with the status of a sculpture. Coal Heap was the direct consequence of this. It is interesting to notice the gestures used to create Coal Heap, and to compare them to Richard Serra's gestures when he created Splashing in 1968.

SAUSSET Damien, Tas de Charbon (Coal Heap) in GOLDBERG Roselee, PEDRINI Enrico and SAUSSET Damien (dir.), Bernar Venet : Performances, etc. 1961-2006, Milan, Editions Charta, 2006, pp. 108.
Bernar Venet posant sur un tas de charbon dans le jardin Albert 1<sup>er</sup> à Nice.
Bernar Venet | photographie de la performance "Tas de Charbon", 1963 | Bernar Venet posant sur un tas de charbon dans le jardin Albert 1er à Nice. | © Bernar Venet - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Philippe Bompuis
Bernar Venet réalisant une peinture goudron dans son atelier.
Bernar Venet | photographie de la performance "Tas de Charbon", 1963 | Bernar Venet réalisant une peinture goudron dans son atelier. | © Bernar Venet - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Muriel Anssens
Bernar Venet réalisant une peinture goudron dans son atelier.
Bernar Venet | photographie de la performance "Tas de Charbon", 1963 | Bernar Venet réalisant une peinture goudron dans son atelier. | © Bernar Venet - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Muriel Anssens
Creator: 
Bernar Venet
Performer: 
Bernar Venet
Bibliographical sources: 
GOLDBERG Roselee, PEDRINI Enrico et SAUSSET Damien (dir.), Bernar Venet: Performances, etc. 1961-2006, Milan, Editions Charta, 2006, 248 p.
Producer: 
Bernar Venet
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