On October 20, 1984, Cartier created the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, a pioneering creative initiative for contemporary art. Located in Paris in a glass and steel building designed by Jean Nouvel, the Fondation Cartier has provided essential opportunities for artists from all over the world.

Starting May 10, 2014 and running for one year, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain invites you to join its celebration of 30 years of free, generous patronage, marked by its unique commitment and continuous dialogue with creative artists of all views and disciplines.

From May 10 to September 21 2014, the exhibition Vivid Memories, along with concerts and live events, highlights some of the most emblematic works in the collection of the Fondation Cartier, works that each represent important moments in its history.

Photographs, sculptures, films and paintings will be changed regularly over the five-month period in a bold exhibition full of surprises. From Raymond Hains to James Lee Byars, from Nan Goldin to David Lynch, from Mœbius to Ron Mueck, Vivid Memories presents the work of magnificent artists waiting to be discovered or rediscovered.