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Autophoto at the Fondation Cartier
20th April – 24th September 2017

Art and Culture, Photography

A new exhibition about the relationship between photography and cars from 1900 to the present day, at the Fondation Cartier, not very far from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

Autophoto à la Fondation Cartier du 20 avril au 24 septembre 2017

© Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

A beautiful car deserves a beautiful photo, of course, but the link between automobiles and photography goes a lot further than that – cars influence our lives, and thus art…

This new exhibition at the Fondation Cartier shows the multiple facets of  cars in photography throughout the decades, a time during which mechanics, art and society have all evolved enormously.

With almost 500 pieces on display from photographers such as Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston, Andreas Gursky and Jacques Henri Lartigue, you’ll see how cars affect the development of a country, how cars transform our landscapes and the role cars play in developing countries.

Perhaps cars show changes in society as much as photography does, as car use changes the way we approach life. It could even be argues that photographic aesthetics can influence the design of cars themselves…

Autophoto à la Fondation Cartier du 20 avril au 24 septembre 2017

© Luciano Rigalini (appropriation – unknown photographer, 1958)

The English catalogue of the exhibition (49€ here at amazon.fr) looks like a great purchase too, with over 600 images over 480 pages, revealing how photography – an immobile art form – has captured cars, the very symbol of popular mobility.

Essential!
Autophoto à la Fondation Cartier du 20 avril au 24 septembre 2017The exhibition Autophoto – from 1900 to the present day is at the Fondation Cartier (here) from 20th April – 24th September 2017

Open every day except Mondays from 11am-8pm (10pm Tuesdays)

Admission: 10.50€ / 7€

Website: fondation.cartier.com

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