I really like it. These designs are beautiful and extremely complex. Some are almost impossible to imagine; what really surprises me and impresses me is that most designs are built, and I find video clips of several construction projects very attractive. Junya Ishii is a skilled architect and a very smart artist and thinker. As far as the actual building is concerned, it's quite good; it has air conditioning, glass, a small garden and a cafe. I hope to visit another exhibition one day.
Avoid Wednesday’s at Fundacion Cartier. Wednesdays means reduced price entry day. Sounds great, yes. But it’s only reduced tarif for under 18s (and for senior citizens students, unemployed, journalists and kids under 13 years old, they’ve free entry at all time). Only joking. It’s worth going when you get the chance! There’s a beautiful interior exhibition space which allows for the most enormous pieces of artwork to be displayed. And always contemporary, yet the choice of works seldom evoke that feeling of puzzlement. The outdoor space through is the target for coming here – it’s like a mini forest and a welcome extension to the interior gallery space. Why not have your own picnic there?
While the popularity of the museum may vary with its exhibitions, it is always worth a stop, and it most likely has less of a line than the mainstream museums. It features contemporary art - it's celebrating it's 30th year and so it is featuring artists and designers from Issey Miyake to Ron Meuck. As others have described, the building is like a large glass atrium surrounded by a very green and somewhat wild garden. There is a small amphitheater in the back of the garden along with a little (by which I mean tiny) cafe that offers drinks and some food.
I came here several years ago to attend the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition on French bread. The building itself was nondescript and small but the show was very French and very cool. Couture ballgowns and corsets, including Madonna's famous cone shaped bra were constructed entirely out of French bread, many of which were baguettes. It was probably the best smelling art exhibition that I've ever been to. In addition, they would sell baguettes, and croissants right in the exhibition. For a bread lover like me, it was truly a moveable feast.
Wonderful modern art gallery a short walk from the apartment.
I like the appearance very much. It's all transparent glass. It's very design-oriented. The exhibits will be replaced regularly. They are all interesting contemporary works of art. It happened to be a theme exhibition on animals and nature. There were visual and auditory exhibitions, paintings, videos, audio, and other things about the protection of natural environment. It was very interesting and educational. Many parents came with their children. The garden behind was also beautiful.
In 1994, the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art moved to Paris and has since been situated in a spacious and bright building designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel. In its unique display environment, it seems that exhibitions, conferences and works of art have gained some new vitality.
Modern works of art show, the artistic atmosphere of Paris everywhere.