This morning the Cartier Foundation in Paris unveiled its upcoming exhibition, an ambitious, protean and compelling project entitled The Great Animal Orchestra. A handpicked art selection as we love them at the Foundation, inspired by the work of musician and bio acoustician Bernie Krause, whose name may not be on everybody’s lips but who’s collaborated with the greatest such as the Doors, Van Morrison, Polanski, Coppola and their likes.

At the crossroads of music and science, Bernie records the voices of animals and micro-organisms. A dive into the darkness of the Foundation’s will give you a better grasp of his work, whilst the groundfloor showcases a agrarian atmosphere thanks to a combination of wooden panels and terra cotta bricks.

There, a giant gunpowder fresco by Cai Guo-Qiang revists cave art. The Wild becomes the curator in the exhibited paintings, photographs, videos and it is just fabulous. In the gardens, French Nouvelle Vague filmmaker Agnes Varda creates a very intimate theatre in a cabin. We highly recommend this show to all audiences.  

Pictures © Araso

Practical details:

The Great Animal Orchestra
Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, 261 Boulevard Raspail, Paris
2 July 2016 > 8 January 2017
Tuesday-Sunday from 11am to 8pm
Tuesdays until 10pm