His monumental outdoor works - three-dimensional lines of bent square steel in the form of straight lines, arcs and indeterminate lines - are the trademark of the world-renowned Bernar Venet. The intensive exchange with avant-garde artists in the 1960s and 1970s in Paris and New York, especially the contact with Arman, was formative for his work. Early on, Venet was preoccupied with mathematical equations and their graphic equivalents - the line became his central theme. At first, he explored the theme in drawings and paintings, then he also transferred it to three-dimensionality.
The new Kunsthalle Tempelhof in Berlin hosted one of his most extensive retrospectives in 2022. On 8000 square metres, one could experience the different facets of his now 60-year-old oeuvre and was impressed by a multitude of sculptures, drawings and other works.