Fondation Cartier : step in "La Vallée" by Fabrice Hyber

Fondation Cartier : step in

Back to school with the creations of Fabrice Hyber, exhibited at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. The tone is set from the outside of the building where we see the first works of "La Vallée", which will stay there until April 30, 2023. 

In this monograph, Fabrice Hyber show us about sixty paintings, some of which (about fifteen) were specially created for the exhibition. Painted "with the fingertips" (a bit like children would do), very light and almost reminiscent of the watercolor technique, they take pride of place in reconstituted classrooms and take the place of the famous blackboard. Sometimes you will have to pass through shapes, step over, play, open doors... And Hyber's Valley takes us to his native Vendée (on the West coast of France), but more globally to the field of the climatic emergency and the new place we have to find in our environment.

"I have always considered my paintings to be like classroom paintings, those on which we have learned to dissect our knowledge through teachers or researchers. They propose other worlds, possible or impossible projects. In this exhibition, I have chosen to install works in place of paintings of a possible school" explains Fabrice Hyber.

An exhibition-school therefore, where the visitor follows the thoughts of the contemporary artist through multiple themes such as history, mathematics, astrophysics, but also the mutations of the living, love, the body, and obviously nature. 

It's time to go back to school, right? 


Practicalities : 

261 boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris
Every day from 11am to 8pm, except on Monday, night session on Tuesdays until 10pm.

Full price / reduced / young people : 11€ / 7,50€ / 5€, free for children under 13

Metro line 4 or 6 / RER B (Raspail - Denfert-Rochereau), bus 38, 68,88 or 91. 

Tel. +33 1 42 18 56 50


Photos : Amandine Goetz