Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain – 30 Ans: Volume 2: Album (1984-2014)
Régis Durand and Fei Dawei
Inaugurated on October 20, 1984, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2014. To mark this event, it is publishing two richly illustrated books exploring the museum’s history. The first volume attests to the uniqueness of this exhibition space. Featuring interviews with the major figures of the history of the Fondation Cartier, it illustrates thirty years of exhibitions and exceptional events. It invites the reader to discover the glass and steel building designed by Jean Nouvel and its evolution over time, changes of season and through the exhibitions it hosts, revealing its extraordinary adaptability, which has always been a source of inspiration for artists. Volume II brings together the work of the numerous artists, thinkers and authors who have contributed to the institution since its creation. This lavishly illustrated publication favours a playful, nonlinear reading of its near two hundred entries and invites the reader to delve into a history full of surprise, diversity and eclecticism.