The Collection of the Fondation Cartier presented at the Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

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SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art

About the exhibition

The Collection of the Fondation Cartier presented at the Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

The Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will be shown in an exhibition called Highlights at the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) from May 30 through August 15, 2017. The show is curated in close partnership between the Fondation Cartier and SeMA, a public institution situated at the center of Seoul known for its focus on international programming. It will be a chance for the public to explore works by artists like Ron Mueck, David Lynch, Sarah Sze, Raymond Depardon, Chéri Samba, Claudia Andujar, and Jean-Michel Othoniel.

There will also be major works and pieces commissioned for the exhibition by Korean artists Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyong of PARKing CHANce, Lee Bul, and Sunwoo Hoon that tie in with the works from the Fondation Cartier Collection.

In a scenography conceived by Korean designer Catherine Seyoung Lee_nonstandard studio, the exhibition will take up the three floors of the SeMA and lead visitors through alternating spaces of discovery, contemplation, literature, sound, and wonder.

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Webtoon

Sunwoo Hoon <The Flat is Political>, 2017

For the exhibition, Sunwoo Hoon has imagined a project for SeMA’s lounge spaces titled The Flat is Political. The work presents new webtoons which represent today’s Korean society and feature ambiguous images and dialogues. The webtoons don’t follow a linear or chronological narrative but use instead the existing forms of webtoon narrative style and suggest diverse ways of reading images and dialogues.

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Practical information

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Address

SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art
61 Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04515 Rep. of Korea

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Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Friday
    From 10am to 8pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays
    From 10am to 7pm
  • Museum Night (every second and the last Wednesdays of the month)
    Until 10pm

Admission

The entrance to the exhibition is free.
The last admission will be one hour before the stated closing time.

An exhibition co-curated by

  • Fondation Cartier Back

    Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

    On October 20, 1984, Cartier launched the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. With its pioneering, visionary approach to patronage, the Fondation Cartier invented a new approach to exhibition-making, multi-disciplinary in nature and characterized by a spirit of curiosity and inquiry. In 1994, the Fondation Cartier relocated to a glass and steel structure commissioned to Jean Nouvel on Paris’ Boulevard Raspail. In this unique parisian setting, exhibitions, conferences and artistic productions come to life. At once a creative space for artists and a place where art and the general public can meet, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is dedicated to promoting and raising public awareness of contemporary art.

  • Sema

    SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art

    SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art is a public institution for contemporary art and culture situated at the center of Seoul Metropolitan of South Korea. The annually evolving collection of SeMA contains more than 4,000 pieces of mostly Korean modern and contemporary art which represents arts and cultural asset of Korea. Since its founding in 1988, and reopening after renovating Seosomun main building in 2002, SeMA has intended to be a future-oriented museum that meets the needs of the time. In recent years, SeMA has established a new identity envisioning the “mindful museum”: the transcendence of institutional limits of the past museum, and declares SeMA’s renew as a creative space for city-wide people and a vibrant place of public-engaging transcultural communication.

Interviews with the artists

Exhibition catalogue

Highlights La Collection de la Fondation Cartier Exhibition Catalog

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The exhibition catalog will provide the opportunity to rediscover the emblematic works of this collection and to pay homage to the artists who collaborated with the Fondation Cartier throughout its history, such as Ron Mueck, David Lynch, Sarah Sze, Chéri Samba, Claudia Andujar, or Jean-Michel Alberola.

Publication: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

Google Arts & Culture

Online Exhibition

The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is happy to collaborate with Google Arts & Culture on the occasion of the exhibition Highlights in Seoul, Korea.

Google Arts & Culture is an online platform and application to discover art works and masterpieces from all ages in an immersive cultural experience.

The international public will discover the Collection of the Fondation Cartier through an aesthetic and informative online exhibition: a selection of the works presented in the exhibition Highlights, along with specific editorial contents (texts, photos, and videos) will be shown online on the Google Cultural Institute Platform and its mobile application.

To offer a new approach of its Collection, the Fondation Cartier and Google Arts & Culture will also present a selection of works in an unprecedented scale using the gigapixel technology: it’s a state-of-the-art system, used by Google, to capture paintings at ultra-high-resolution. A gigapixel image is made of over one billion pixels, and can bring out details invisible to the naked eye, revealing unexpected particularities of the works and the artists’ technics. Masterpieces by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang and Congolese painter Chéri Samba will be shown for the first time in a very high resolution and accessible to all internet users around the world.

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About Fondation Cartier

Patronage in the Cartier Style

Initiated in 1984 by Alain Dominique Perrin, President of Cartier International at the time, on a suggestion by the artist César, and directed by Hervé Chandès, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is a unique example of corporate philanthropy in France.

Since moving to Paris in 1994, the Fondation Cartier has been housed in an airy building filled with light that was designed by the architect Jean Nouvel. In this unique setting, exhibitions, conferences and artistic productions come to life.

At once a creative space for artists and a place where art and the general public can meet, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is dedicated to promoting and raising public awareness of contemporary art. Each year, the Fondation Cartier organizes a program of exhibitions based on either individual artists or themes, and commissions work from artists, thus enriching an important collection. It also organizes the Nomadic Nights, a rendezvous that focuses on the performing arts, where artists explore links between the visual arts and other forms of contemporary artistic expression. Exhibitions and the collection itself are frequently sent to institutions abroad, enhancing the Fondation Cartier’s international profile. As a reflection of our times, the Fondation Cartier embraces all creative fields and genres of contemporary art, ranging from design to photography, from painting to video art and from fashion to performance art. This testifies to the Fondation Cartier’s commitment and skill, to its blend of rigor and eclecticism which opens up contemporary art and renders it more accessible. Recognized on the international artistic scene and hailed by the public, the Fondation Cartier distinguishes itself by its curiosity, originality and heterogeneity.

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The Fondation Cartier: program 2017, Paris

Autophoto

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Thirty years after the exhibition Hommage à Ferrari, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will once again focus its attention on the world of cars with the exhibition Autophoto, dedicated to photography’s relationship to the automobile. Since its invention, the automobile has reshaped our landscape, extended our geographic horizons, and radically altered our conception of space and time.

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Autophoto Stephane Couturier

Online projects

  • Jardin Fondation Cartier

    The garden of the Fondation Cartier

    A website entirely dedicated to the garden of the Fondation Cartier

    The garden of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is neither a park in the English style, nor a garden in the French style, or even a sculpture park, but rather a commissioned work created by the artist Lothar Baumgarten. The name, Theatrum Botanicum, is taken from books dating back to the Middle Ages, when monks would take inventories of medicinal and aromatic plants.

  • Le Grand Orchestre Des Animaux

    The Great Animal Orchestra

    Conceived as a supplement to the exhibition The Great Animal Orchestra presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, this website allows you to become the conductor of nature’s vast musical ensemble. Guided by Bernie Krause’s voice in English and by the artist Camille’s in French, this website lifts the veil on the mysteries of the animal kingdom’s acoustic harmony, and suggests an unprecedented interactive experience to discover the soundscape’s ecology and spirit.

Fondation Cartier

Architecture

In 1994, after ten years spent in Jouy-en-Josas near Versailles, the Fondation Cartier moved into the airy glass and steel building in central Paris designed especially by Jean Nouvel.

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