Metamorphosis. Art in Europe Now

4 Apr 2019 – 16 Jun 2019

Event times

Every day except Monday, 11 AM – 8 PM
Late night on Tuesday until 10 PM

Cost of entry

Full rate €10,50 — Concessions €7.00

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Metamorphosis. Art in Europe now, explores the diversity and vitality of the European artistic scene today. It includes 21 artists who hail from 16 countries and work in painting, sculpture, fashion, design, and video.

Over the course of a year, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain led a vast research project that brought us to 29 countries all over the European continent, beyond the borders of the European Union. We met with over 200 artists selected from among the one thousand portfolios. This project began without any preconceived ideas or guiding principles and culminated in a deliberately restricted selection of some twenty artists in order to sufficiently showcase the work of each one.

Born between 1980 and 1994, these artists came to age after the fall of the Berlin Wall, in a continent marked by the recent upheavals that had profoundly redefined its contours.

They are French, Georgian, Greek, Portuguese, British, or Polish. Most of them have studied or now live in a country other than their country of origin. One of the artists was even born outside Europe. Some, such as the Georgian artist Nika Kutateladze, are exhibiting their work for the first time outside their home country. Others, for example the Estonian Kris Lemsalu or Russian artist Evgeny Antufiev, have already attained recognition on an international level, but are presenting their work in a French institution for the first time.

Exhibiting artists

Kris Lemsalu

Benjamin Graindorge

Magnus Andersen


Kostas Lambridis

John Skoog

Lap-See Lam

Gabriel Abrantes

Miryam Haddad

Klára Hosnedlová

Jonathan Vinel

Marion Verboom

Nika Kutateladze

Raphaela Vogel

Charlie Billingham

Evgeny Antufiev

Piotr Łakomy

Alexandros Vasmoulakis

Tenant of Culture

George Rouy

Kasper Bosmans


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