Fondation Cartier



To celebrate its 30th anniversary,
two new installations are now on display at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain from now until February 22nd, 2015.

Musings on a Glass Box
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
In collaboration with David Lang and Jody Elff
October 25th, 2014 to February 22nd, 2015

Musings on a Glass Box is a complex installation that occupies the entire ground floor of Fondation Cartier, where a disturbance in the ceiling will trigger a surprising reaction. The actual Fondation Cartier building, designed by Jean Nouvel, will be used as an art medium for this installation, a first in the history of the institution. The result is an immersive environment that integrates an acoustic component by American composer David Lang and sound designer Jody Elff. Combined, these components successfully work with the building’s architecture to raise questions about transparency, perception, and one’s relation to space.


Les Habitants
An Idea by Guillermo Kuitca
Featuring Tarsila Do Amaral, Francis Bacon, Vija Celmins, Guillermo Kuitca, David Lynch, Artavazd Pelechian, Patti Smith

Les Habitants is an immersive, multisensory installation that illustrates the history of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Designed by Argentinean painter Guillermo Kuitca, it highlights how the Fondation establishes relationships between artists and artworks, incites encounters of many kinds, and makes connections between projects over the years. Occupying the entire lower level of the Fondation Cartier, it is inspired by the film of the same name by Armenian filmmaker Artavazd Pelechian. Through this installation, Guillermo Kuitca immerses visitors audio-visually, building an intricate network between his own art and that of David Lynch, Vija Celmins, Patti Smith and Artavazd Pelechian.

Open everyday until 6:30 pm. Visitors with an admission ticket can attend a free guided tour of the exhibitions.
Subject to availability.