La Fondation Cartier — 30 ans de mécénat libre et généreux
La Fondation Cartier
30 ans de mécénat libre et généreux
Past: May 10 → September 21, 2014Mémoires vives — Fondation Cartier Si l'on pouvait craindre d’un tel événement un commissariat en demi-teinte, les rapports entre les artistes présentés étant assez t... Critique
The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain invite the public to celebrate 30 years of patronage and exhibitions. Throughout the course of the year, the community of artists who have forged its history will return to share their art in the spaces on Boulevard Raspail.
The celebration will be in two parts, featuring some of the most emblematic and spectacular works in the Fondation Cartier’s history. Vivid Memories, the first stage of this anniversary year, promises to surprise viewers with a continuously evolving presentation from May to September.
Works such as Marc Newson’s airplane, James Lee Byars’ monumental golden sphere, Panamarenko’s submarine, Raymond Hains’s Brise-lames, Chéri Samba’s paintings, Moebius’s notebooks, Ron Mueck’s sculpture In Bed and Bodys Isek Kingelez’s city will be presented over the weeks and months. The artists themselves have made a point of participating in this event in order to commune with the public through their chosen mediums. David Lynch will design a theater specifically to show artists’ films and embark upon a journey through the memory of the Fondation Cartier.
Issey Miyake will invoke night with a spectacular lightfilled installation in the garden and along the ground floor.
Artists such as Patti Smith, Jean-Michel Alberola, Alessandro Mendini, and Agnès Varda will celebrate the long-enduring links which the Fondation Cartier has forged with all the artists present, as well as the sense of loyalty that has characterized this 30-year history. Vivid Memories tells an alternative history of contemporary art, one that emphasizes the value of human relationships with artists when it comes to building a successful museum program. Tour guides will share the story of each work with the public, bringing to From October 2014, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will undergo a transformation under the direction of Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio.
Both architects have enjoyed a familiarity with the space.
For the un monde réel exhibition in 1999, they placed a series of robots on the vast ground floor, and returned in 2008 for the Exit installation — a hi-tech show that made the flux of populations visible in real time in a series of animated maps — presented in Native Land, Stop Eject.
Using new technologies, their projects have blurred the boundaries between architecture and design. To celebrate its anniversary, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain has given Diller and Scofidio free reign to develop an ambitious project that creates a dialogue between the past and the future. Both architects like to work with artists from diverse fields and will create a living and continuously evolving collaborative space.
To celebrate this anniversary year, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain has developed a digital platform, that can be accessed via its website and all supporting media.
A hub through which to discover 30 years of contemporary art through numerous tales told for the first time, the heart of the platform focuses on the various events that will be held in Jean Nouvel’s building and in the extramural program.
Visitors to the site can also enjoy an exclusive online program of artists’ projects specifically designed for the Internet.
Soirée Nomade — Une soirée imaginée par Anne-James Chaton, poésie, performance, concert Performance Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 9 PM
With the “Guitar Poetry Tour” (Anne-James Chaton, Andy Moor et Thurston Moore), Bernard Heidsieck, David Wampach, Nicolas Fenouillat and Antoine Jolycœur.
Soirée Nomade — Meredith Monk avec Katie Geissinger en concert
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9 PM
Internationally acclaimed MacArthur “Genius”, Meredith Monk is regarded as both a “magician of the voice” and “one of America’s coolest composers". Monk’s performance with Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble member Katie Geissinger reflects her groundbreaking technique and profound understanding of the voice’s flexibility.
Soirée Nomade — Une soirée imaginée par Charlie le Mindu, cabaret, concert Event Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 9 PM
With Charlie le Mindu, Kap Bambino DJ set, Angie Reed, and guests.
Soirée Nomade — Bettina Atala + Nicolas Maury & Julien Ribot, Stand-up Event Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9 PM
Soirée Nomade — Marcelline Delbecq + Georges Aperghis + Tim Etchells
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9 PM
Drawing on her unforgettable and forgotten memories as a spectator, Marcelline Delbecq has written a narrative in images that questions the experience of each and every spectator, reader and listener. Neither fiction nor a true documentary, “Oublier, voir” exonerates a subjective story from viewing as it relates to memory.
Soirée Nomade — Jean-Pierre Drouet, Fred Frith et Louis Sclavis, musique improvisée Event Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9 PM
Les trois grands musiciens et maîtres de l’improvisation Jean-Pierre Drouet (percussions), Fred Frith (guitares) et Louis Sclavis (clarinette) se réunissent pour un concert spontané qui promet un échange musical d’une sensibilité rare.
Soirée Nomade — Un dimanche après-midi avec Valérie Mrejen, spectacle, atelier Event Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 3 PM
S’inspirant de l’art du bruitage, l’auteur, vidéaste et plasticienne Valérie Mréjen a imaginé « Trois Hommes verts », un conte de science-fiction pour enfants dont elle présente pour la première fois, à la Fondation Cartier, une version « à la table ».
Spectacle, atelier (à partir de 5 ans), sans réservation, entrée avec le ticket de l’exposition, dans la limite des places disponibles.
Nuits de l’Incertitude — Swans and bats (1/2) Event Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 9 PM
Swans (a tribute to Pelechian) by Patti Smith
Nuit de l’Incertitude — Swans and bats (2/2)
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 9 PM
A recent study on the garden of the Fondation Cartier carried out by the Museum national d’Histoire naturelle of Paris (2012) found a surprising abundance of ultrasounds revealing the presence of two species of Chiroptera, better known as bats: the common pipistrelle and the Kuhl’s pipistrelle.
Soirée Nomade — Un dimanche après-midi avec Macha Makeïeff
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3 PM
Macha Makeïeff today returns to the Fondation Cartier surrounded by her mythical characters and yet other stories for an off-beat and poetic afternoon.
Soirée Nomade — Robyn Orlin + Frédéric Ferrer, danse, performance Event Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9 PM
Danse with Robyn Orlin & Seydou Boro + performance with Frédéric Ferrer.
261, boulevard Raspail
T. 01 42 18 56 50 — F. 01 42 18 56 52
Sunday January 1 – Wednesday April 19 inclusive
La Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain est exceptionnellement fermée pour travaux de rénovation
Every day except Monday, 11 AM – 8 PM
Late night on Tuesday until 10 PM
Full rate €10,50 — Concessions €7.00
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