Géométrie Sud, the beautiful exhibition of the Fondation Cartier

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 7 December 2018 at 17h54
Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la Terre de Feu is the beautiful exhibition to be discovered from October 14, 2018 to February 24, 2019 at the Fondation Cartier. In the rooms of the foundation, 250 works from all times offer a real immersion in the geometric abstraction in Latin America.

This fall 2018, the Fondation Cartier will be colorful with its exhibition called “Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la Terre de Feu” displayed from October 14, 2018 to February 24, 2019.

From popular art to abstract art, Géométries Sud brings together about 250 works from the pre-Columbian era to nowadays, and they all have a strong visual identity thanks to powerful geometric lines underlined by bright colors!

The exhibition opens on a ballroom by Bolivian architect Aymara Freddy Mamani. We find ourselved immerged in the Tiwanaku culture where house façades are full of bright colors inspired by fabrics and ceremonial costumes.
Major work of the exhibition. Carte blanche to Paraguayan architects Solano Benitez and Gloria Cabral winners of the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. They will create a monumental work relying on the process of repetition with broken bricks and concrete, put together like a house of cards in the main room of the Fondation Cartier… We can’t wait to see it!

Then, in the basement, over 220 works will be brought together for a large exploration of geometrical patterns through a tour between ancient art and contemporary art mixing skilled art and popular art, paying no heed to any kind of art hierarchy for wonderful cultural, colorful and graphic discoveries.

Included in these works, works by Ishir (or Chamacoco) Indians living in the Paraguyan region of Gran Chaco, drawings by Wauja, swaying arabesque by Kadiwéu (people living in Brazilian Mato Grosso).
Creating unexpected dialogs, Géométries Sud develops visual relationships between the eras, the territories and the cultures and invites to daydreaming in the heart of these universes.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 14 October 2018 to 24 February 2019



    261 Boulevard Raspail
    75014 Paris 14


    -13 ans: Free
    tarif réduit: €7
    tarif plein: €10.5

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    Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de 11h à 20h, nocturne les mardis jusqu’à 22h

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