The Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain (Foundation for contemporary arts) has always prided itself on discovering new talent from around the world and exposing it to European audiences. It seems fitting, then, that Chinese artist Yue Minjun will be debuting on the continent with a solo exhibit at the center next month, despite already enjoying much international acclaim for his enigmatic paintings. Employing a disquieting and rather grotesque iconography, Yue Minjun's paintings often feature widely-smiling or maniacally laughing, larger-than-life figures who seem to mark a sense of disillusionment with the contemporary world, to paraphrase the curators at the Fondation Cartier.
The exhibit brings together around 40 of the artist's paintings from collections around the world, some of which have never been shown to the public. This is an opportunity to get a glimpse of the work of one of China's most important contemporary painters.
Exhibit: Yue Minjun, "L'ombre du fou rire" (The shadow of crazy laughter)
From November 14th, 2012 to March 17th, 2013
Location: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
- November Events in Paris
- National Museum of Modern Art in Paris
- Musee d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
- Review: 104 Contemporary Arts Center
- FIAC Contemporary Arts Fair
- Guide to the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson (photography)
Image: Courtesy of the Fondation Cartier.