Today we visited the contemporary art museum in Lyon, which to my surprise only hosts temporary exhibitions. The exhibition was a retrospective of Bernard Venet held backwards, starting in 2019 and going back to 1959, where the artist started his work. This way we saw his newer works first and went back in time.
The first floor contained only works made out of raw steel, quite monumental, in different shapes but all one colour. It was something we both couldn't quite associate with, so we went to the second floor, where he engaged mathematicians and physicians for performance art. He also developed his concept of saturation in these years. Also, in several artworks, he explored the different connections the sciences had with the arts, often printing out papers or geometrical forms on the big screen. The last and third floor dealt with his artistic beginnings, where he worked a lot with tar, having seen it flow down a cliff once.
All in all, it was worth a visit, even though there was only one temporary exhibition, which was available and explained in both french and english. I would have appreciated more if they offered a bit more on the explanation side, as they do in the MUMOK in Austria, but in itself, the exhibition was just fine.