Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris

Categories: Art Galleries, Museums
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3.4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • Mix art, nature and ecology in a place dedicated to contemporary art: a program! Enticed as Cub Scouts, we accourrons in a pack to plunge us into a wild atmosphere. Entry, we are almost encircled by a huge canvas of Cai Guo-Qiang, representing the animals of the jungle juice is around a water well. A monumental work of parietal style, manufactured both with pigments that of of gunpowder: it's like the stone age! Do not miss the film of the making off of the work: explosive! for a result at the height. Behind it all, animals trapped by cameras filed Manabu Miyazak: or how to see bears or birds in 'flag': high-flying. Veins in the basement to listen to recordings of Bernie Krause - hold! a friend of Brian Eno and David Byrne... it must be smart! -which offers us an encyclopedia sound and Visual endangered wilderness. Staged as an orchestra or the prints sound parade on the walls of a huge room: it grows in the dark and hand in the Savannah and then in Alaska. A real trip. Although the theme is a bit too much in tune with the times, especially in a place where more expected of daring and surprise, he is however a beautiful, original and surprising proposal
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  • Foundation Cartier contemporary art is a place where exhibitions by contemporary artists. Got here with friends by accident due to bad weather. After "classic" Paris was interested to plunge into the atmosphere of the art of our time (and sometimes ahead of our time)
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  • There seems to have been having: we pay (the price of a real exhibition). And we meet in the face of the sidereal vacuum. How can we be as dishonest? Some videos, pictures, sounds of birds and that's it. The King is naked and this show is a scam. We must dare to say.
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  • Went there for the Daido Moriyama exhibition. Nice place, location is easy to acceds, very well setup, helpful staff. The place is not so huge, expect to spend between 30mins and 1 hour.
  • Great architecture and a lovely blend of glass and shrubbery around the building. Great back area with a fountain and daytime bar
  • The best gallery in Paris for contemporary photography. The Fernell Franco exhibition was superb
  • I’ve heard about this Jean Nouvel building forever and finally got there this trip. I saw the Congo show, which was great, but I really enjoyed being in the space. It’s surrounded by garden and lit with natural light, which is not the norm for a museum, in Paris or elsewhere. The scale –both for a visitor, and the size of a show – is pretty perfect.
  • Great museum, wonderful recent exhibition on Congolese art.
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