Fondation Cartier Unveils ‘A Beautiful Elsewhere’ in Shanghai


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SHANGHAI — Fondation Cartier has unveiled the exhibition “A Beautiful Elsewhere” here, the first time it has exhibited its collection in mainland China. The exhibition runs until July 29 at the Power Station of Art, the first state-run museum dedicated to contemporary art in mainland China. The Fondation Cartier collection includes around 1,500 contemporary artworks by more than 350 artists from around the world, mainly housed in its Parisian building, designed by Jean Nouvel. The Shanghai exhibition has borrowed a selection of 100 key works from the larger collection, and has included the work of emerging Chinese contemporary artists. The show has been three years in the making, and was spearheaded by Hervé Chandès, general director of the Fondation Cartier; Fei Dawei, Chinese-born art critic and exhibition curator, and Gong Yan, director of the Power Station of Art. Open to all, the exhibition bills itself as “an invitation to travel.” Cyrille Vigneron, Cartier International chief executive officer, was in Shanghai for the launch of the exhibition and shared his strong belief that art should be an open body of work available to the entire world. “It has been more and more commonly accepted that companies can have a participation in the art world.

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