Online project

A web series that takes you behind the scenes of Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia

From Bolivia to Paraguay to Paris, this five-episode documentary series co-written by Simon Depardon and Olivier Lambert takes you behind the scenes of the exhibition Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia.

These images, shot over 12 months alongside the artists and the Fondation Cartier’s teams, retrace the preparatory and installation stages of the exhibition. Throughout the episodes, the series especially focuses on the creation of two monumental architectural projects. On the one hand, the work of Bolivian architect of Aymara origin Freddy Mamani: his spectacularly geometrical and colorful ballroom will be installed in the spaces of the Fondation Cartier in just three weeks. On the other hand, a veritable technical challenge undertaken by Paraguayan architects Solano Benítez and Gloria Cabral: their installation consists of panels of broken bricks and concrete, assembled in the manner of a castle made from playing cards. These five entertaining and informative episodes offer you an overview of the creative process, from the genesis to the opening of the exhibition.

A web series produced by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.
Executive production Lumento.