(New York, USA)
Ten years ago, Beatriz Milhazes created “Aquarium” for the Cartier project “Artist Meets Artisan” – curated by The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain that invited contemporary artists to work in collaboration with the Ateliers Cartier, utilizing unused stones to create unique art pieces.
“Aquarium” is an installation composed of elements in suspension and decorative motifs. Made up of 15 strands, it is a richly ornamented mobile of monumental dimensions. This mobile, inspired by the patterns and colors of her paintings and collages, was created with the greatest attention to detail. Beatriz Milhazes chose precious and semi-precious stones, along with beads, as if she were choosing the tints of her painter’s palette. Rosettes, floral and abstract ornaments, geometric shapes, rhythmic motifs, and arabesques are combined with unexpected materials, creating a fantastical, theatrical work that is refined and surprising.
Aquarium was shown at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris, 2012) and will be in the Cartier Hudson Yards in New York City until November 2019.
“Aquarium”, installation by Beatriz Milhazes
From August 15 to November, 2019
Mon – Sat, 10am to 9 pm; Sun, 11am to 7 pm