View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017. Photo © Luc Boegly.
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Exhibition overview

Thirty years after the exhibition Hommage à Ferrari, the Fondation Cartier will once again focus its attention on the world of cars with the exhibition Autophoto dedicated to photography’s relationship to the automobile. Since its invention, the automobile has reshaped our landscape, extended our geographic horizons and radically altered our conception of space and time, consequently influencing the approach and practice of photographers.

With works by:
  • Robert Adams,
  • Eve Arnold,
  • Bernard Asset,
  • Éric Aupol,
  • Theo Baart,
  • Cary Markerink,
  • Sue Barr,
  • Valérie Belin,
  • Martin Bogren,
  • Nicolas Bouvier,
  • David Bradford,
  • Brassaï,
  • Alain Bublex,
  • Edward Burtynsky,
  • Andrew Bush,
  • Ronni Campana,
  • Gilles Caron,
  • Alejandro Cartagena,
  • Kurt Caviezel,
  • Philippe Chancel,
  • Larry Clark,
  • Langdon Clay,
  • Stéphane Couturier,
  • Bruce Davidson,
  • Jean Depara,
  • Raymond Depardon,
  • John Divola,
  • Robert Doisneau,
  • William Eggleston,
  • Elliott Erwitt,
  • Walker Evans,
  • Barry Feinstein,
  • Pierre de Fenoÿl,
  • Alain Fleischer,
  • Robert Frank,
  • Lee Friedlander,
  • Bernhard Fuchs,
  • Paolo Gasparini,
  • Óscar Fernando Gómez,
  • Jeff Guess,
  • Andreas Gursky,
  • Fernando Gutiérrez,
  • Jacqueline Hassink,
  • Anthony Hernandez,
  • Yasuhiro Ishimoto,
  • Peter Keetman,
  • Seydou Keïta,
  • Germaine Krull,
  • Seiji Kurata,
  • Justine Kurland,
  • Jacques-Henri Lartigue,
  • O. Winston Link,
  • Peter Lippmann,
  • Marcos López,
  • Alex Maclean,
  • Ella Maillart,
  • Man Ray,
  • Mary Ellen Mark,
  • Arwed Messmer,
  • Ray K. Metzker,
  • Sylvie Meunier,
  • Patrick Tourneboeuf,
  • Joel Meyerowitz,
  • Kay Michalak,
  • Sven Völker,
  • Óscar Monzón,
  • Basile Mookherjee,
  • Daido Moriyama,
  • Patrick Nagatani,
  • Arnold Odermatt,
  • Catherine Opie,
  • Trent Parke,
  • Martin Parr,
  • Mateo Pérez,
  • Jean Pigozzi,
  • Bernard Plossu,
  • Matthew Porter,
  • Edward Quinn,
  • Bill Rauhauser,
  • Rosângela Rennó,
  • Luciano Rigolini,
  • Miguel Rio Branco,
  • Ed Ruscha,
  • Sory Sanlé,
  • Hans-Christian Schink,
  • Stephen Shore,
  • Malick Sidibé,
  • Guido Sigriste,
  • Raghubir Singh,
  • Melle Smets,
  • Joost Van Onna,
  • Jules Spinatsch,
  • Dennis Stock,
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto,
  • Juergen Teller,
  • Tendance Floue,
  • Thierry Vernet,
  • Weegee,
  • Henry Wessel,
  • Alain Willaume

The exhibition in detail

View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017. Photo © Luc Boegly.

The exhibition Autophoto will show how the car provided photographers with a new subject, new point of view and new way of exploring the world. Organized in series, it will bring together 500 works made by 100 historic and contemporary artists from around the world including Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Lee Friedlander, Rosângela Renno and Yasuhiro Ishimoto. Capturing the geometric design of roadways, the reflections in a rear-view mirror or our special relationship with this object of desire, these photographers invite us to look at the world of the automobile in a new way. The exhibition will also include other projects such as a series of car models that cast a fresh eye on the history of automobile design, created specifically for the show by French artist Alain Bublex. It is accompanied by a catalogue including over 700 reproductions, an alternative history of automobile design, essays by scholars working different disciplines and quotes by participating artists.

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Luc Boegly

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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© Lumento

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View of the exhibition Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2017

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