Fondation Cartier puts Latin-American art under the spotlight
With their new exhibition “Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la Terre de Feu”, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain highlights the diversity of Latin-American art. With nearly 250 works by more than 70 artists, the institution located on Boulevard Raspail invited friends and professionals to immerse themselves in the great variety of art from Latin America, from ceramics to sculpture, architecture, abstract art and even body painting. This, a few days before the beginning of FIAC. The exhibition opens with a ballroom conceived as a true ode to the geometry and colors of Tiwanaku culture, designed by Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani – who could be seen with the Bolivian Ambassador to France Juan Gonzalo Duran Florez on the day of the opening. Also present, the architects duo Solano Benítez and Gloria Cabral (who won the Lion d’Or at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture) unveiled a gigantic concrete and brick “house of cards”, deployed along the façade of the building designed by Jean Nouvel. This major exhibition brings together the works of Gego, Carmelo Arden Quin, Lygia Clark and some long forgotten artists such as Carmen Herrera. A true dialogue between heritage and contemporary art, the exhibition “Géometries Sud” invites us to open up to the world.