The Fondation Cartier turns 30 and collaborates with Issey Miyake
A multitude of contemporary art initiatives
The non-profit contemporary art concept The Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, (often known simply as the Fondation Cartier) is turning 30 this year and celebrating the occasion with a revolving exhibition entitled 'Vivid Memories'.
Every two months between May 10 and September 21, new works of art will make their debut... And for it's initial offering, the Paris art space has given Issey Miyake free rein.
The Japanese designer plans to "invoke night" in its Parisian headquarters garden and ground floor via a light installation based on the IN-EI lamps he developed in collaboration with Italian firm, Artemide.
The lamps are crafted by hand with the latest technology, and are an expression of traditional Japanese aesthetics of light and shadow...
Also participating are Marc Newson – displaying a version of his aeroplane, as well as Bodys Isek Kingelez and his model city. The exhibition will also recount the stories behind James Lee Byars' golden sphere (below) and Ron Mueck's 'In Bed' sculpture (above), while David Lynch has pledged to design a special theatre, screening films by various artists and taking visitors down memory lane – depicting 30 years of contemporary art thanks to the Fondation Cartier.