Exhibiting modern art as a challenge to technology, renowned sculptor Bernar Venet inaugurates his monumental art sculpture work entitled ‘L’arc Majeur.’ along a highway in Belgium. The art installation of L’arc Majeur began in March of 2019 along the E411 motorway, bordering the Belgian provinces of Namur and Luxembourg.
This art piece can be seen until 3km away from distance, it is considered one of the biggest art sculptures in the world, in fact, it is the third biggest one!
For this art sculpture, the French artist had initially conceived the corten steel project over 35 years ago in 1984 — intending for it to be sited along a highway in France — during a time when art was just emancipating itself from the contemporary art museum space and asserting its presence in the public space to be enjoyed by one and all.
Fabricated out of massive sections of corten steel, Bernar Venet’s L’arc Majeur expresses its raw materiality and distorts the viewer’s perception of its environment.
As early as 1984, the artist imagined an art sculpture transformed into a monumental arc, encircling the motorway, through which travelers could pass in one direction or the other.