For over thirty years, the Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain has been the most direct expression of Cartier’s patronage in contemporary art. It reflects an attentive program to the major issues of our time and society. Including over 1,400 works, the collection brings together 300 artists from all over the world and reflects the Fondation Cartier’s commitment to artists and contemporary art since its creation in 1984.

The Fondation Cartier regularly receives requests to lend works to major cultural institutions in France and abroad:

Xavier Veilhan, Marseille Museum of Contemporary Art
May, 13 - January, 14, 2018
Les haltérophiles, 1997

Alessandro Mendini, La Triennale di Milano, Milan
April 1st - Frebruary, 18, 2018
Fauteuil de Proust, 2002

Diller & Scofidio
EXIT, 2008-2015
Himalaya Museum, Shanghai (Chine): until July, 30, 2017
Kunsthalle, Mulhouse (France) : until August, 27, 2017


  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Stewart Smith et Robert Gerard Pietrusko, EXIT, 2008-2015. Collection Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris

  • Xavier Veilhan, Les haltérophiles, 1997,Digital impression plasticized PVC and varnished wooden box, 240 x 330 cm, Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (acq. 1998)

  • Alessandro Mendini, Fauteuil de Proust, 2002, sculpture, 300 x 300 x 300 cm, collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (acq. 2002) Photo © Patrick Gries

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