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Members Spotlight: Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain

The ‘Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain’ is an initiative of Alain Dominique Perrin, former President of Cartier International, and, as he likes to emphasize, also based on many discussions on artists needs with the French sculptor César. In 1984 the foundation opened in Jouy-en-Josas as a place for ‘artists in residence’ and exhibitions. It was one of the first philanthropic corporate initiatives in France.
Even though the Art Foundation does not have any ties or obligations to its mother company Cartier SA, it can not be denied that it positively influences how people look at the brand.

In 1994, the foundation moved into the prominent glass building at the Avenue Raspail, designed by architect Jean Nouvel, where it organizes exhibitions based on either individual artists or themes and gives commissions to artists. Both result in enriching their collection, which contains over 1000 works by 300 artists. Find out more here…

Exhibition of the Week: Fondation Opale (Lens, Switzerland): Fugitive Present: Contemporary Photography and Wamulu

Fondation Opale, Lens, Switzerland:

The Ffoundation presents photography from urban centers across Australia which explores central themes of Australian history such as stolen generations, intersectional racism or dispossession, alongside unique wamulu paintings (wamulu is a yellow flower from the Central Australian Desert originally used for ephemeral ceremonial ground paintings).. Find out more here.


WAF Roundtable: Fundraising 1:1 with Leslie Ramos. Part 1:

Join Leslie Ramos, Head of International Relations at Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght. The first in a series bringing together fundraisers from across our membership, providing a platform for your questions to be shared and answered.

Tuesday 12th July

10:30 EST | 15:30 GMT | 16:30 CET

Read Our Latest Newsletter: Traveling through the World of Art Foundations

The summer of 2022 is seeing some very interesting classical retrospectives in Art Foundations around the world, starting with Piet Mondrian at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (CH); ‘International Abstraction after 1945‘  in Potsdam (DE) at the Museum Barberini, and Christo & Jeanne Claude in Buenos Aires (AR) at the Fundación PROA, as well as some contemporary classic artists such as Katharina Fritsch in Athens (GR) at the George Economou Collection or Antony Gormley in Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar (NL). With a special mention of the hommage to Nam June Pike in the Nam June Paik Center in Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea and the ‘Serra/Seurat – drawings‘ at the Guggenheim Bilbao, in Bilbao Spain.

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