Paris, Fondation Cartier

Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes vivifies Paris’s Fondation Cartier with her dizzying kaleidoscopic naturescapes. Mixing collage and graphics in clashing palettes inspired by Latin American and Western traditions, Milhazes emerged on the Brazilian art scene during the 1980s, in the midst of what was known as “the return to painting” - a backlash to an austere conceptualist period a decade earlier.

Over the past several years, Milhazes has expanded beyond the canvas, to include theater sets, textile design work and site-specific installations; the Fondation’s windows are her latest large-scale tableaux. Using translucent acrylic vinyl fashioned into natural forms, juxtaposed with strict geometric forms, each large pane has been transformed into striking stained glass-style windows. This burst of color enters into a powerful visual dialogue with the architecture and the surrounding garden.

April 4 through June 21, 2009
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75014 Paris
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