From Boulevard Raspail to Congo



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.

IMG_7144At 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.


Current exhibition: BEAUTÉ CONGO -1926-2015 

July 11 – November 15, 2015. Curator André Magnin
IMG_7107Taking as its point of departure the birth of modern painting in the Congo in the 1920s, this ambitious exhibition will trace almost a century of the country’s artistic production. While specifically focusing on painting, it will also include music, sculpture, photography, and comics, providing the public with the unique opportunity to discover the diverse and vibrant art scene of the region. Here’s a little sample of that vibrant exhibitIMG_7108


IMG_7117Samba wa Mbimba N’zingo Nuni Masi Ndo Mbasi or Chéri Samba to make it short and sweet, is a painter from the Democratic Republic of Congo.IMG_7115

IMG_7120Work in progressIMG_7122Amazing multi media photographiesIMG_7132Paintings going back to 1920

IMG_7127And last, a gigantic model as vibrant and colourful as the whole exhibit. I’ll guaranty you’ll sway out of this bright and lively exhibit with a huge smile on your face.


  1. Faranak Mansour says:

    C’est une très belle exposition que j’ai vu récemment et j’adore le choix de tes peintures.

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