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.
From 14 October 2018 to 24 February 2019
261, boulevard Raspail
75014 Paris 14
-13 ans: Free
tarif réduit: 7 €
tarif plein: 10,5 €
Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de 11h à 20h, nocturne les mardis jusqu’à 22h
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