Histoires de voir



In May 2012, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents Histoires de voir, Show and Tell, an exhibition that brings together a wide spectrum of artistic works from all over the world (Brazil, Japan, Europe, Haïti, India, Mexico), ranging from naïve and self-taught art to the art of indigenous cultures. Via a scenography designed by Alessandro Mendini, the works express the deeply personal visions of their creators, these works are also inextricably linked to their times and to their specific geographical regions, revealing, each in their own way, an intricate cosmos of history, mythology, folklore and magic.
Designed as an extension of the exhibition, the Histoires de voir catalog is also thought as a series of stories about artists and their works but also some of their communities. With over 300 images of sculptures, paintings and drawings on display, an important visual documentation, and essays by specialists, the book provides a unique opportunity to learn about the contexts in which these artists work. Complementary, Laymert Garcia dos Santos and Sally Price provide a critical look at the exhibition.

Histoires de voir
Publisher: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2012
Hardback, 26.5 x 31.5 cm, 240 pages, 350 black and white and color illustrations
Texts written by specialists such as Bruce Albert, Laymert Garcia dos Santos, and Sally Price
French version only
Distribution in France : Actes Sud, Arles
ISBN: 978-2-86925-097-0
Price: 47 euros

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