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Cartier presents the work of African artist Kingelez at Art Dubai 2014

Bodys Isek Kingelez ,Maman Isek Mabo Bendele, 2000kingelez_low

The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, longtime sponsor of Art Dubai , presents at the 2014 Edition the architectural piece “Maman Isek Mabo Bendele”, work of African artist Bodys Isek Kingelez , sticking to a theme which is dear to the French Maison, the City. As part of the artist’s Extrêmes Maquettes (Extreme Model), a series of colorful model-like Utopian cities, the artwork created in 2000 and made of salvaged materials recreates an imaginary, ideal urban space where nature and buildings cohabit in harmony. As a response to Kigelez’s artwork Cartier imagines a white city installation which will contain the Maison’s latest collection, “L’Odyssée de Cartier”, that depicts various sources of inspiration and influences, such as the East, Africa and China.

L’ Odyssée de Cartier, African Inspiration, zebra motif bracelet

Photos: Courtesy of Cartier


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