View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008. © Andrea Branzi. Photo © Patrick Gries.
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Exhibition overview

Andrea Branzi, one of the most influential Italian architects and designers working today, will present two ambitious new installations created in collaboration with the CIRVA*, specifically for his exhibition at the Fondation Cartier.

Artists and contributors of the exhibition:
  • Andrea Branzi

The exhibition in detail

Realized in glass and metal interweaved with natural elements such as branches and flowers, these installations, immersed in the musical environment of Patti Smith, create a dialogue with the architecture of Jean Nouvel´s building.

Visite de l'exposition
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Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures

Visite de l'exposition

Fragile, delicate and poetic, these hybrid structures express what Andrea Branzi has called “a weak and diffuse modernity” where the translucent, the transitory and the flexible become the guiding concepts for architecture and design in the 21st century.

Image gallery

View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures at the Grand-Hornu, Hornu, Belgique, october 2008

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© Andrea Branzi/ADAGP, Paris 2015

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© Philippe De Gobert

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View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008

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© Andrea Branzi

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© Patrick Gries

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View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008

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© Andrea Branzi

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© Patrick Gries

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View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008

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© Andrea Branzi

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© Patrick Gries

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View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008

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© Andrea Branzi

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© Patrick Gries

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View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008

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© Andrea Branzi

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© Patrick Gries

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View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008

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© Andrea Branzi

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© Patrick Gries

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View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008

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© Andrea Branzi

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© Patrick Gries

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View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008

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© Andrea Branzi

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© Patrick Gries

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View of the exhibition Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008

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© Andrea Branzi

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© Patrick Gries

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After exhibiting Ron Arad, Marc Newson, and Alessandro Mendini, the Fondation Cartier confirms its ongoing commitment to design through this commission to Andrea Branzi.