A tree-filled, engaged exhibition at the Fondation Cartier
Trees is an homage put on by the Fondation Cartier through 10 November 2019. Deforestation and its consequences, sadly a burning issue right now, and the ties between humans and nature are at the heart of this exhibition. The approach to this show focused on diversity, with many artists from around the world working in a wide variety of media (painting, photography, films and more). The large pieces by Luiz Zerbini are magnificent and clearly establish the intersection between luxuriant plantlife and the modern world. An outdoor installation by Fabrice Hybert, featuring an imaginary tree and entitled Paradis (“Paradise”), is particularly intriguing and disconcerting. The leaves reflect all the different human skin colours on Earth. It immediately recalls the heart tree from the Game of Thrones series. To get there, I recommend taking Metro line 6 from the Charles de Gaulle station to Raspail.
Good to know: A short walk from the Fondation Cartier, you will find the Giacometti Institute and the famous Montparnasse Cemetery, the final resting place of many illustrious people.