Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

About the Museum


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Initiated in 1984 the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is a unique example of corporate philanthropy in France. Since moving to Paris in 1994, Fondation Cartier has been housed in an airy building designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, where exhibitions, conferences and artistic productions come to life. At once a creative space for artists and a place where art and the general public can meet, Fondation Cartier is dedicated to promoting and raising public awareness of contemporary art. Each year, it organizes a program of exhibitions based on either individual artists or themes, and commissions work from artists, thus enriching an important collection. Fondation Cartier also organizes the Nomadic Nights, a rendezvous that focuses on the performing arts, where artists explore links between the visual arts and other forms of contemporary artistic expression. Exhibitions and specific works from the collection itself are frequently sent to institutions abroad, enhancing the Fondation Cartier’s international profile.

(Photos courtesy of Luc Boegly and Fondation Cartier.)

Collection Highlights


DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith

EXIT

Marc Newson

Kelvin 40

Alessandro Mendini

Proust Armchair

Jean-Michel Alberola

Untitled

Chéri Samba

La vraie carte du monde
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain: Collection Highlights

DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith

EXIT, 2008–2015
immersive six-channel video and audio installation, based on an idea by Paul Virilio, 226.5 cm x 814 cm x 800 cm
Installation view of the exhibition EXIT, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015. Photo: Luc Boegly. © Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, with the collaboration of Stewart Smith and Robert Gerard Pietrusko

Marc Newson

Kelvin 40, 2003
aluminium and various materials , 226.5 cm x 814 cm x 800 cm
Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (acq. 2004). Photo: Daniel Adric. © Marc Newson Ltd.

Alessandro Mendini

Proust Armchair, 2002
(300 cm x 300 cm x 300 cm )
Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (acq. 2002). © Alessandro Mendini

Jean-Michel Alberola

Untitled, 2017
© Jean-Michel Alberola. Photo © Lumento

Chéri Samba

La vraie carte du monde, 2011
acrylic and glitters on canvas, 200 x 300 cm
Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris (acq. 2012). © Chéri Samba. Photo © Florian Kleinefenn
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