Monday 13 May 2013 -
Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art
Contemporary art in a glass showcase...
The Cartier Foundation was created in 1984 by Alain Dominique Perrin and, more than a simple institution for patronage, the foundation quickly earnt distinction for being one of the key centres of contemporary art in France.
This creative showcase is located on Boulevard Raspail in a famously original building.
A stupendous glass and metal creation, the building was designed by the architect Jean Nouvel.
This famous architect has pulled off a harmonious juxtaposition of 1 200m² of exhibition rooms and six floors of offices.
The structure of the foundation is made up of two glass walls located within the extension of the boulevard and of a garden, a green wall with tropical plant species.
This combination of building and plants is both spectacular and surprising.
The exhibition areas are very flexible in order to allow each exhibiting artist to make the area their own.
In this way, several temporary exhibitions take place here every year, giving rise to commissions for paintings, video, design, photography or fashion.
Métro: Raspail or Denfert-Rochereau
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