Bertrand Lavier

Born in 1949 in Châtillon-sur-Seine (France), BERTRAND LAVIER lives and works in Paris and Aignay-le-Duc, near Dijon (France). Since the late 1960s, Bertrand Lavier’s œuvre has subverted the traditional categories of artistic classification. Exploring the relationships between painting and sculpture, representation and abstraction, life and art, “[…] one of the most important and elementary principles for [him] is precisely [that he doesn’t] want to be the prisoner of any aesthetic” (Bertrand Lavier depuis 1969, Centre Pompidou, 2012). Moving fluidly from one medium to the next within the controlled space of his exhibitions, he continuously develops and experiments with strategies of translation, transposition, and conversion, ultimately disrupting our familiar ways of perceiving and conceiving art. Kamel Mennour and Bertrand Lavier have been working together since 2018.

Bertrand Lavier’s work has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world: the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Grand Palais, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, the Palais de Tokyo, the Monnaie de Paris, the Château de Versailles, the Fondation Vincent van Gogh in Arles, the Consortium in Dijon, the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, the Middelheim Museum in Antwerp, the Tate Gallery and the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Villa Sauber in Monaco, the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, the Haus der Kunst in Munich, the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt am Main, the MAMCO in Geneva, the Kunsthalle in Berne, the Punta della Dogana - Pinault Collection in Venice, the Macro-Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma and the Villa Medici in Rome, the mumok-museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien in Vienna, the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, the MoMA PS1 and the Swiss Institute in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the Maison Hermès Dosan Park in Seoul, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, as well as part of the Venice Biennale.
The artist is presenting, until November 20th, 2019, in the garden of the Hotel Le Bristol Paris, a group a sculptures from the series Walt Disney Productions.

Works

Steinway - © kamel mennour
Steinway, 2019
Rue Saint Séverin n°2 - © kamel mennour
Rue Saint Séverin n°2, 2008
Exhibition view, Le Bristol, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Le Bristol, Paris, 2019
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2014 n°21 - © kamel mennour
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2014 n°21, 2014
Ferrari / Proline - © kamel mennour
Ferrari / Proline, 1992—2019
Fountain, Serpentine Galleries, London - © kamel mennour
Fountain, Serpentine Galleries, London, 2014
Lulu - © kamel mennour
Lulu, 2008
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2019
Exhibition view, Bristol, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Bristol, Paris, 2019
Peinture blanche et dorée - © kamel mennour
Peinture blanche et dorée, 1991
Swing - © kamel mennour
Swing, 1988
Exhibition view, MAMCO, Geneva - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAMCO, Geneva, 2001
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2012
Paulin/Planokind - © kamel mennour
Paulin/Planokind, 2016
Walt Disney Productions 1947-1995 n°1 - © kamel mennour
Walt Disney Productions 1947-1995 n°1, 1995
Colonne Ford - © kamel mennour
Colonne Ford, 2017
Exhibition view, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d'Arte Contemporanea - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, 1996
Exhibition view, Monnaie de Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Monnaie de Paris, 2016
Exhibition view, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 2016
Pekkari - © kamel mennour
Pekkari, 2008
Exhibition view, MAMCO, Geneva - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAMCO, Geneva, 2001
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2019
Formica Red - © kamel mennour
Formica Red, 1983
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, 2019
Sombernon - © kamel mennour
Sombernon, 2015
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2019 n°2 - © kamel mennour
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2019 n°2, 2019
Permanent installation, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles - © kamel mennour
Permanent installation, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles, 2014
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2012
Picasso Ultra Marine - © kamel mennour
Picasso Ultra Marine, 2010
Untitled - © kamel mennour
Untitled, 1974—2014
Exhibition view, Atelier Hermès, Seoul - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, 2010
Nobilis n°3 - © kamel mennour
Nobilis n°3, 2019
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2019 n°1 - © kamel mennour
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2019 n°1, 2019
Bleu de Cobalt foncé - © kamel mennour
Bleu de Cobalt foncé, 2017
Exhibition view, MAMCO, Geneva - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAMCO, Geneva, 2001
Harcourt/Grévin n°3 [Président Wade] - © kamel mennour
Harcourt/Grévin n°3 [Président Wade], 2002
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2017 n°1 - © kamel mennour
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2017 n°1, 2017
Exhibition view, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d'Arte Contemporanea - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, 1996
Gaveau - © kamel mennour
Gaveau, 2008
Exhibition view, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 2016
Rouge Géranium par Duco et Ripolin - © kamel mennour
Rouge Géranium par Duco et Ripolin, 1988
Exhibition view, Château de Chambord - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Chambord, 2018
Exhibition view, MAMCO, Geneva - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAMCO, Geneva, 2001
Bleu, jaune, vert - © kamel mennour
Bleu, jaune, vert, 2019
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2019 n°5 - © kamel mennour
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2019 n°5, 2019
Photo-Relief - © kamel mennour
Photo-Relief, 1989
Composition n°106 - © kamel mennour
Composition n°106, 1989
Exhibition view, Le Consortium, Dijon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Le Consortium, Dijon, 1988
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London, 2018
Desautel - © kamel mennour
Desautel, 2019
Melker 5 - © kamel mennour
Melker 5, 2005
Tusa - © kamel mennour
Tusa, 2018
Bosch/Klingenthal - © kamel mennour
Bosch/Klingenthal, 2011
Exhibition view, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles, 2014
Exhibition view, Monnaie de Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Monnaie de Paris, 2016
Ramlösa - © kamel mennour
Ramlösa, 2013
Ndebele - © kamel mennour
Ndebele, 2008
Avenue de Ségur n°2 - © kamel mennour
Avenue de Ségur n°2, 2016
Exhibition view, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles, 2014
Patong - © kamel mennour
Patong, 2009
Ifafa V (Stella) - © kamel mennour
Ifafa V (Stella), 2008
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2019
Cobalt Blue - © kamel mennour
Cobalt Blue, 2016
Exhibition view, Palais de Tokyo, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Bleu - © kamel mennour
Bleu, 2019
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2019 N°1 - © kamel mennour
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2019 N°1, 2019
Toko - © kamel mennour
Toko, 2008
Nobilis n°1 - © kamel mennour
Nobilis n°1, 2018
Rouge Framboise par Tollens et Valentine - © kamel mennour
Rouge Framboise par Tollens et Valentine, 2019
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2008, n°3 - © kamel mennour
Walt Disney Productions 1947-2008, n°3, 2008
Boli - © kamel mennour
Boli, 2008
Artengo - © kamel mennour
Artengo, 2019
Permanent installation, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles - © kamel mennour
Permanent installation, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles, 2014
Tampa - © kamel mennour
Tampa, 2005
Nobilis n°2 - © kamel mennour
Nobilis n°2, 2019
Vert - © kamel mennour
Vert, 2019
Walt Disney Productions, 1947-2018, n° 6 - © kamel mennour
Walt Disney Productions, 1947-2018, n° 6, 2018
MIM - © kamel mennour
MIM, 1981
La Vénus d’Amiens - © kamel mennour
La Vénus d’Amiens, 2016

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