Fondation Cartier celebrates 30 year anniversary

. Posted in Paris

Passion for the arts.
The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain celebrates 30 years of art in 2014

Founded 1984 by President Alain Dominique Perrin, Fondation Cartier is a creative initiative for contemporary art and provides opportunities for artists from all over the world. Through its commitment and free dialogue with creative artists of all views and disciplines the French luxury house has been highly successful in its discovery of new talent. 

The Cartier Foundation, takes place in Paris and is housed in an impressive glass building designed by Jean Nouvel. Each year, the Fondation Cartier organizes a program of exhibitions based on either individual artists or themes, and commissions work from artists, thus enriching an important collection. A pioneer in its field, French jeweller and watch manufacturer Cartier has been supporting contemporary art by commissioning works of art, organizing exhibitions and developing an important collection that testifies to its commitment. Cartier has created a space for artistic expression that is both highly individual and liberating and over the last 30 years showcased more than 100 exhibitions and 800 works

From May 10 to September 21 2014 you can expect a bold exhibition full of surprises and Photographs, sculptures, films and paintings will be changed regularly over the five-month period in Paris. The exhibition is called Vivid Memories and presents the work of magnificent artists like Raymond Hains to James Lee Byars, from Nan Goldin to David Lynch, from Mœbius to Ron Mueck. 

Inventing new forms and materials and constantly reinventing its relationship to the body and to space, fashion is a very special area of contemporary creativity. As such in 1998 Issey Miyake's Making Things took the visitor on a dynamic and original tour of the designer’s work, exploring his creative philosophy: freedom and movement, the relationship between design and art, research into materials and new production methods, the clothes of the future.


The Fondation Cartier is located in Paris' 14th arrondissement and open to the public every day,  except Monday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Late-night opening on Tuesday until 10 p.m.

Admission: 8.50€

Point of contact: Visitors’ Department
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 18 56 67
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Workshops for children
Storytelling, guided exhibition visits, initiation workshops and meetings with the artists are organized
for young visitors from the age of 5.
Workshops (lasting 1 hour, 30 minutes)
on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.
Price: 7€

261, boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris
Subway: lines 4 and 6, stations Raspail or Denfert-Rochereau/RER, line B, station Denfert-Rochereau
Buses 38, 68, 88, 91/Nearest Vélib’ station for rented bicycles in Paris: 2, rue Victor Schœlcher

Images: Courtesy of Fondation Cartier


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