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Fondation Cartier announces autumn 2024 exhibition by Olga de Amaral

24 January 2024

Fondation Cartier has announced its 2024 exhibition programme, including the first major retrospective in Europe of Colombian artist Olga de Amaral, to be opened in Paris this autumn.

For more than six decades, Olga de Amaral has pushed the limits of the textile medium through her experiments with various materials – linen, cotton, horsehair, gesso, gold leaf or palladium – and with techniques: she weaves, knots, braids, and interweaves the threads to create monumental, three dimensional pieces. Unclassifiable, her work borrows as much from the Modernist principles she discovered at the Cranbrook Academy in the United States, as from the vernacular traditions of her country and from pre-Columbian art.

Following its presentation of six works from the Brumas series as part of the 'Southern Geometries' exhibition in 2018, Fondation Cartier will here retrace Olga de Amaral’s entire career and celebrates a figure who brought about a true revolution in the textile arts. The exhibition brings together a large number of historical works never presented outside Colombia, as well as contemporary pieces with vibrant shapes and colors. The architecture of the exhibition is designed by Lina Ghotmeh. Playing on contrasts and scales, it links the different works together and initiates a dialogue with our memory, senses, and the surrounding landscape.

Find further information via Fondation Cartier.

Image © Olga de Amaral

Fondation Cartier announces autumn 2024 exhibition by Olga de Amaral
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