Fondation Cartier has dedicated its spring of contemporary art and culture to Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide with the exhibition “Heliotropo 37” (until May 29), freezing Mexico’s nature, history and culture in over 250 iconic photographs strictly in black and white , as well as an unprecedented color series.
The catalog, numbered, is on sale on the Fondation website.
Now it’s up to Aboriginal artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, who passed away in 2015, who started painting ten years earlier, at the age of eighty. Grand Format works that create an archaic and at the same time contemporary path that draws the aboriginal epic.
Furthermore, the Foundation, faithful to its multidisciplinary vocation at the service of experimenters, publishes the second volume of the Lynchian saga dedicated to the director and artist of Twin Peaks, David Lynch, a collection of digital nudes. As with the other publications and exhibitions promoted by the more radical Parisian Fondation, also in this case the site, created by the archistar Jean Nouvel and inaugurated in 1994, does not limit itself to enhancing and exhibiting and publishing catalogs, but commissions contents, becomes a patron , creates new paths and spreads social sensitivities.
The exhibition archive is worth a visit in the bookshop, a small mezzanine overlooking the room at the rez de chaussée; memorable (and well documented by numbered catalogs) the one dedicated to the figurative art and video installations by David Lynch (2007), Patti Smith (2008) and Takeshi Kitano (2010).