Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris

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Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain is a museum of contemporary art. It was founded in 1984 by the well-known jewel and watch manufacturer Cartier. In 1994, the museum moved to its current building, designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Add Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain and other attractions to your Paris trip itinerary using our Paris trip itinerary builder.
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  • A fluid and well exhibition staging (apart from a screen projecting pictures of Langdon Clay placed just in front of prints of William Egglestone) offers us beautiful or less beautiful prospects on the place of the car in our society. The car can be sublimated as a symbol (Egglestone, Maria Shore, Luciano Rigolini), réimaginée, examined (Valérie Belin), bouncing (Matthew Porter) denounced or recycled (Turtle project in ghana).
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  • I have often seen this building without knowing what was there... This time, we pushed the door to a very nice photo the automotive theme exhibition. If the topic can be confusing to some, don't worry: there is something for everyone and it's very interesting. I found that opening at 11: 00 only in the morning was a little late.
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  • Magnificent exhibition on the impact of the automobile on our daily lives, our family life, history, landscapes...
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  • A fabulous venue with a gorgeous back garden and a spot to have a picnic or drink. It's a great place for exhibitions of all types and never too busy. Would recommend!
  • A rather small and subtle building hosting high-quality rotating exhibitions. I was visiting only to take a look at Jean Nouvel's architecture but the exhibition itself interests me just as much, if not more.
  • On a regardé un expo magnifique ici. We didnt have to wait in a long cube, wich was great after a couple of days spending hours in line to acces to other places in Paris.
  • The building is nice, and the current exhibition "The Great Animal Orchestra" is fantastic, in my opinion. However, the management is terrible. I paid to see an exhibition I was very interested in, only to find it treated as a playground for children. Kids were running around screaming in an exhibition designed to sit in silence and appreciate sounds of nature. Granted I made the mistake of coming on a Saturday, so I asked management if I could instead come back on a weekday at no extra charge. They firmly said no, and expressed no concern for the children. They should make an effort to at least have signs indicating silence is preferred, and ask parents to make an effort in silencing their children. It truly was painful, seeing such a beautiful piece of art ruined this way, and as a customer, I found it ridiculous they would not meet me in the middle and understand my dissatisfaction. Bravo to the artist, shame on the curator. If you do decide to check this exhibition out, which is worthwhile, go in the middle of the day on a weekday during school time.
  • Rotating exhibits. Come to see the Jean-Nouvel designed building and enjoy the garden around the building. Some places to eat your sandwich. Order tickets online for faster entry on week-ends

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