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The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents Matthew Barney’s first institutional exhibition in France for over 10 years. Visitors will discover the American artist’s latest video installation, SECONDARY, alongside new works created especially for the occasion. To accompany the exhibition, the...

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Nomadic Nights

The Fondation Cartier invites four performers from Matthew Barney's SECONDARY video installation to present their own in situ creations.

Discussion + Dance & Experimental music

Discussion with Matthew Barney and David Thomson, followed by "A plump single-color bulb, or a dance" by Wally Cardona with Jonathan Bepler

Artist Matthew Barney and choreographer David Thomson meet to discuss, in public, their collaboration in the context of the creation of SECONDARY as well as the resonances of this work on their personal stories. Then, choreographer, dancer and performer Wally Cardona teams with Jonathan Bepler for a performance between dance and experimental music.

Monday 10 June, 7 p.m.


Raphael Xavier, « Grid Iron Solo »

The American dancer and performer Raphael Xavier (interpreting Jack Tatum in the video installation SECONDARY) explores the psychological effects that American football may have on the players. The SECONDARY exhibition by Matthew Barney will be exceptionally open after the performance.

Monday 17 June, 7.30 p.m.

Exceptional screening / Offsite

Marathon : Matthew Barney, "The Cremaster Cycle"

The Fondation Cartier offers a retrospective of The Cremaster Cycle in its entirety, a cinematic journey through five films made by Matthew Barney between 1994 and 2002. The Fondation Cartier joins forces with the Christine Cinéma Club, the legendary independent art house cinema, for these never-before-seen screenings.

Saturday 29 June and Sunday 30 June
Christine Cinéma Club

Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Opera House and the Fondation Cartier

The Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Opera House and the Fondation Cartier join forces through a creative partnership on commissioning, presenting and promoting First Nations artists from all over the world within the Biennale of Sydney program.

The World Around

The Fondation Cartier and The World Around are excited to jointly announce a global cultural partnership, convening architecture’s now, near and next. We will be collaborating on three public programs in three different cities, bringing together the international architecture community around critical topics that address the many complex challenges of our time.