On October 20, 1984, in Jouy-en-Josas, near Versailles, Cartier inaugurated the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, a pioneering initiative in support of living art. Ten years later, in May 1994, the Fondation Cartier relocated to Paris, within the glass and steel building designed for the Fondation by Jean Nouvel.
For thirty years, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain has remained true to the values that drive its actions and affirm its identity.
It promotes discovery, by presenting young artists to the public or by unveiling the secrets of world-renowned artists. It promotes creation through the commissioning and production of works. By greeting the most diverse realms of creation and knowledge with open arms, the Fondation stimulates curiosity and discovery in its exhibitions.
The Fondation Cartier invites you, from now until March 2015, to join the celebration in honor of thirty years of free and generous patronage, based on unique commitment, shared experiences, and continuous dialogue with artists from around the world. The exhibition Vivid Memories (May 10 › September 21, 2014), complemented by concerts and events, highlights some of the most emblematic works in the Fondation Cartier's collection. Works to discover for the first time or revisit.
For five months, the exhibition Vivid Memories will be in constant transformation, with a significant portion of the Fondation Cartier collection on display, representing thirty years of creation and freedom.
Find out more: http://fondation.cartier.com/