Press release

Les Citoyens, Guillermo Kuitca on the collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

With the works of: Absalon (Israel), Claudia Andujar (Brazil), Richard Artschwager (USA), Cai Guo-Qiang (China), Vija Celmins (Latvia), Thomas Demand (Germany), Fernell Franco (Colombia), David Hammons (USA), Hu Liu (China), Junya Ishigami (Japan), Rinko Kawauchi (Japan), Guillermo Kuitca (Argentina), David Lynch (USA), Allan McCollum (USA), Isabel Mendes da Cunha (Brazil), Moebius (France), Moke (Democratic Republic of Congo), Daido Moriyama (Japan), Tony Oursler (USA), Artavazd Peleshyian (Armenia), George Rouy (England), Patti Smith (USA), Taniki (Brazil), Agnès Varda (France), Véio (Brazil), José Vera Matos (Peru), Virxilio Vieitez (Spain), Francesca Woodman (USA).

Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain present, from May 6 to September 12, 2021, the exhibition Les Citoyens created by Guillermo Kuitca. The Argentinian artist stages the works of 28 artists from the Fondation Cartier collection to explore the idea of the collective, the group, the community. A second exhibition presented as part of the partnership between the two institutions, Les Citoyens proposes, through the singular gaze of an artist, a journey into the memory of a unique collection.

At the invitation of Triennale Milano and Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Guillermo Kuitca presents a personal selection of 120 works from the Parisian institution's collection. From his unique perspective, the Argentinian artist stages installations, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, videos, and drawings to create a cosmogony composed of works, artists, animals, and objects where the human figure is often represented, in its relation to others and to the World. Exploring the idea of the group, the collective, the community through a wide variety of contemporary creations, most of which have never been shown in Italy, the exhibition offers the visitor a sensitive and surprising journey, rich in new aesthetic encounters.

This exhibition will follow with :

  • La Vita Moderna (October 2021 – March 2022), Raymond Depardon's first solo exhibition in Italy,
  • Unknown Unknowns. An introduction to mysteries (May – November 2022), on the occasion of the 23rd International Exhibition of Milan's Triennal. As a member of the 23rd International Exhibition's comitee, Hervé Chandès, Director of the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, will present an unprecedented exhibition around the event's themes.


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