About the publication
To mark its twentieth anniversary, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain wanted to retrace the exhibitions it has organized in France and abroad since 1984. A chronological dimension presents the history of the Fondation Cartier, from Jouy-en-Josas to the building by Jean Nouvel on Boulevard Raspail in Paris, while a portfolio brings together a selection of major works, most of which belong to the Fondation Cartier’s collection. Alain Dominique Perrin, the president and founder of the Fondation Cartier, goes back over its origins and explains its pioneering role in the world of art and culture. Commentaries by Marie-Claude Beaud, Jean de Loisy, and Hervé Chandès make this book a living testimony of this exceptional adventure.