Moving Norman Foster on Art
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Carre dfArt]Musee dfart contemporain, in Nimes, Norman Foster has been invited to curate the exhibition Moving. Norman Foster on Art, which will open on 3 May 2013. This will be the first exhibition curated by the British architect and will be held in a building that he himself built twenty years ago.the Carre dfArt. Some works have been commissioned especially for this occasion. This is the case of a sound work by the American artist Bill Fontana, whose work has been exhibited at the Tate Gallery in London and on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Also commissioned for this exhibition is a monumental installation by the Brazilian artist Nuno Ramos and a work by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson.
The show reveals the thinking of one of our greatest contemporary architects, who is inspired by the artistic offerings of modern art and also by emerging creative work. A few works selected from the Carre dfArt collection will be interspersed with Norman Fosterfs selection, most notably with the presentation of all of Gerhard Richterfs work, or Winterreise, by Juan Munoz. The catalogue is bilingual, in French and English, and is published jointly by Ivorypress and the Carre dfart. The publication has been devised as a book that depicts the architectfs imaginary museum. It includes an interview with Norman Foster by Jean]Marc Prevost, director of the Carre dfArt.