Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity showed the influence of Islamic Art on Maison Cartier in its design of jewelry and precious objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the scenography for the exhibition, which featured more than 500 pieces including jewelry and objects from Cartier, masterpieces of Islamic art, drawings, books, photographs and archival documents that trace the origins of the jeweler's interest in Oriental motifs.
In their approach to the scenography, DS+R was fascinated with the way Cartier’s designers translated two-dimensional geometric patterns inspired by Islamic references into carefully engineered artifacts that could respond to gravity and the organic surface of the body. DS+R created original animations that analyze and illustrate the unique construction and traces to Islamic origin of four key objects. The discrepancy between the human scale of the jewelry and the grand scale of the museum’s vaulted hall offered an opportunity to present the artifacts in unfamiliar ways including radical magnifications and analytical deconstructions in these videos.
Cartier and Islamic Art was on view at the Dallas Museum of Art from May 14 through September 18, 2022, following its presentation at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from October 21, 2021 through February 20, 2022.
|Opening: Musée des Arts Décoratifs21st October 2021||Closed: Musée des Arts Décoratifs20th February 2022||Opening: Dallas Museum of Art14th May 2022|
|Closed: Dallas Museum of Art18th September 2022|
|Partners||Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio|
|Team||Marcos Garcia Mouronte,Anthony Saby,Jack Solomon,Bryce Suite,Alex Knezo,David Allin,and Matthew Johnson|
|New Affiliates||Consulting Designers|
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