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Exhibition catalogs

Histoires de voir

47 €

In 2012, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented Histoires de voir, Show and Tell, an exhibition that brought together a wide spectrum of artistic works from all over the world (Brazil, Japan, Europe, Haïti, India, Mexico), ranging from naïve and self-taught art to the art of indigenous cultures. Via a scenography designed by Alessandro Mendini, these works express the deeply personal visions of their creators and are inextricably linked to their times and to their specific geographical regions, revealing, each in their own way, an intricate cosmos of history, mythology, folklore, and magic.
Designed as an extension of the exhibition, the catalog is also thought as a series of stories about the artists and their works but also some of their communities. With over 300 images of sculptures, paintings, and drawings on display, an important visual documentation, and essays by specialists, it provides a unique opportunity to learn about the contexts in which these artists work were created. Complementary, Laymert Garcia dos Santos and Sally Price provide a critical look at the exhibition.

Editor Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Languages French version only

Hardback, 26.5 × 31.5 cm, 240 pages, 350 color and black-and-white reproductions

Design Akatre, Paris
ISBN 978-2-86925-097-0
Release May 2012

Alessandro Mendini

Bruce Albert

French anthropologist Bruce Albert is honorary research director at IRD, the French Research Institute for Development in Marseille, and a fervent defender of the Yanomami people of Brazil, with whom he has been working and visiting since 1975. He is the author of numerous articles and several books on Yanomami ethnography, the situation of indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon, and the ethics of anthropological research, including The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013) and Yanomami, l’esprit de la forêt (Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 2022), both with Davi Kopenawa.


Laymert Garcia dos Santo

Sally Price