A cultural revolution: the Fondation Cartier at Shanghai’s Power Station of Art
Contemporary Art | The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, one of France’s precursory corporate foundations, is exhibiting in the first Chinese public museum devoted to contemporary art since 2012 : the Power Station of Art (PSA).
The pioneering foundation was created in 1984 by Cartier’s CEO at the time, Dominique Perrin, under the umbrella of a new law. The institution has since stood out in the artistic and cultural landscape due to its vocation and content, which remain independent from the brand. Its spirit, its roots formed by its family of artists and its cultural vision resonate with the Power Station of Art’s transversal stance.
One of the Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain’s particularities is that it seeks to break the boundaries between disciplines such as Art, Design, Architecture or Science. By gathering artists, musicians, philosophers, pœts and researchers it opens new paths to explore; indeed, many of its programs constitute platforms for prospective reflections. In more than 30 years of life, the Foundation has built an artistic space with an open and loyal community of artists.
The exhibition A Beautiful Elsewhere, conceived by Chinese artist Fei Dawei and the PSA’s director Gong Yan, brings together one hundred iconic artworks from the international contemporary art scene. These were selected among the 1,500 works that constitute the Foundation’s collection, including pieces by Raymond Depardon, David Lynch, Marc Couturier, Cai Guo-Qiang or Huang Yong Ping... Jean-Michel Alberola and Christian Boltanski were petitioned special commissions for the occasion.
Publié le 31/05/2018
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