press release


From June 24 to October 30, 2005, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is pleased to present J’EN RÊVE, an exhibition bringing together the work of more than 100 artists in their twenties from around the world. Representing both the visual and performing arts, these young talents have been recommended by a group of internationally renowned artists close to the Fondation Cartier. Informal and festive in spirit, this exhibition promises to be a vital source for discovering exciting new works in all artistic disciplines.

Through J’EN RÊVE, the Fondation Cartier continues its twentieth anniversary celebrations as it reconnects with the artists who have been a part of its history and looks ahead to those who may be a part of its future. Offering the public a fresh look at undiscovered talents, J’EN RÊVE intends to capture the energy and promise of youth, shedding light on the lifestyles and desires of a new generation. Coming from such diverse places as India, Argentina, Iran and Thailand, these young artists—who are for the most part students or recent graduates—will be presented with the unique opportunity to participate in an exhibition that could potentially be the launching pad for their careers.


The exhibition J’EN RÊVEis the result of a collaborative effort between the Fondation Cartier and the artists whom it has worked with over its twenty year history. In September 2004, the Director of the Foundation, Hervé Chandès, invited 100 internationally renowned artists to recommend one or more young talents for the exhibition. Each artist had his own way of meeting this challenge. Those who work frequently with young artists, such as the Brazilian sculptor ERNESTO NETOor the Argentinean painter GUILLERMO KUITCA, did not have to look far to locate potential participants. Nor did TAKASHI MURAKAMI, who twice each year invites young artists from all over Japan to present their work in Tokyo at an art fair called GEISAI. For others, the exhibition concept provided an opportunity to find creative solutions and uncover new work. The Congolese painter CHÉRI SAMBA, for example, transformed the search into a citywide event as hundreds of artists responded to the announcements he had posted throughout Kinshasa. While some artists wished to propose only one of their juniors, others chose to send in a plethora of portfolios and allow the curatorial staff to make the final selection.


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J´en reve

teilnehmende KünstlerInnen:
mit Ozlem Alkis & Pep Garrigues, Cory Arcangel, Felicia Atkinson, Chiara Banfi, Rita Barbosa, Natalia Benedetti, Jan-Henri Booyens, Simon Boodvin, Thomas Brauer, Yaima Carrazana, Charwei Tsai, Lenka Clayton, Matt Cook, Christian Curiel, Eduard Escoffet, Paul Gabrielli, Ronald Gerber, Xenia Gnilitzkaya, Victoire Gounod, Peter Harkawik, Camille Henrot, Remy Heritier, Anastasia Yumeko Hill, Maria Jerez, Ham Jin, Mahomi Kunikata, Katalina Leon, Elodi Lesourd, Liang Yue, Martinha Maia, Augusto Marban, Angelika Markul, Thunska Pansittivorakul, Ayelen Parolin, Ted Partin, Liliane Phung, Charlotte Planche, Nicolas Pol, Yael Reich, Flavia da Rin, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Clare E. Rojas & Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Sebastien Roux, Sako Kojima, Setareh Shahbazi, Ranjani Shettar, Quentin Sirjacq, Tabata Kouichi, Yuko Takeyama, David Wampach, Laurence Wasser, Theresa Wong, u.a.

ausgewählt von:
Jean-Michel Alberola, Claudia Andujar, Georges Aperghis, Christian Boltanski, Lothar Baumgarten, Cai Guo-Qiang, Fei Dawei, Fred Frith, Nan Goldin, Bernard Heidsieck, Matthew Herbert, Gary Hill, Fabrice Hybert, Guillermo Kuitca, Joelle Leandre, Barry McGee, Boris Mikhailov, Mathilde Monnier, Yasumasa Morimura, Takashi Murakami, Ernesto Neto, Tod Papageorge, Giuseppe Penone, Jack Pierson, Bernard Piffaretti, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Nancy Rubins, Chéri Samba, Shirana Shahbazi, Wolfgang Staehle, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sun Jung Kim, Andrei Ujica, Adriana Varejao, u.a.