césar an anthology at fondation cartier, paris curated by jean nouvel
césar   an anthology at fondation cartier, paris   curated by jean nouvel césar   an anthology at fondation cartier, paris   curated by jean nouvel
aug 07, 2008

césar an anthology at fondation cartier, paris curated by jean nouvel

view of the exhibition ‘césar – an anthology’ curated by jean nouvel at the foundation cartier, paris
césar – an anthology’ curated by jean nouvel

at: fondation cartier, paris, france
from: july 15 to october 26, 2008

‘césar – an anthology’ is an exhibition dedicated to the work of the famous french artist. architect jean nouvel was invited to curate the show selecting works from his friend césar’s 38 year career, whilst also designing the exhibition space. works featured in the exhibition include metal sculptures from his series: ‘fes – animaux imaginaires’, ‘compressions’ and ‘expansions’.



poing, 1984



pouche series

pouche, 1980

view of the compressions series on show at the foundation cartier, paris

compression plate, 1970

L: giallo nexus 954, 1998

R: championne kenya, 1985

expansion #19, 1987

L: expansion #35 rose, 1971

R: expansion #31, 1971

L:le scorpion, 1954

R:la punaise, 1955

L: show poster R: jean nouvel, alain dominique perrin and césar at the opening of the cartier factory in st. imier – 1992

‘in the 1990s I saw quite a lot of césar, especially on holiday. he was preoccupied with the very nature of his work and we would spend whole evenings discussing the conflict between hand and head. what distinguishes his approach is that he always worked in several different directions at the same time, on things that could sometimes be very contradictory.‘ – jean nouvel


the foundation cartier websitefeatures works from the show plus an insightful interview with jean nouvel.


designboom interview: jean nouvel (2007)

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