I admit it: I love museums, art exhibitions and books. (I know, breaking news.) My curiosity piqued when I learned the “Moving – Norman Foster on Art” exhibition, curated by Norman Foster himself, a successful architect and avid art collector, opened on May 2nd.
To celebrate its 20th year, the France’s Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain organized the anniversary exhibition, including works by Alberto Giacometti and contemporary artists, and released the “Moving – Norman Foster on Art” publication yesterday.
Thomas Manss & Company designed the “Moving – Norman Foster on Art” book, and they explain that “The book gets deep into the mind of one of the greatest living architects and an avid collector. It reveals connections between art, architecture and technology that surprise and delight in equal measure.” It also describes his approach to acting as curator.
Thing get even more meta. Norman Foster is the founder and chairman of Foster + Partners, a architecture and design practice, which has won over numerous awards and worked on projects ranging from the Hearst Tower in New York to the Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain itself.
Yes, Foster is not only acting as curator for the first time, but he is also doing so in a structure he built. Can you imagine the amount of insight and details you could glean from him? You know, no biggie, he just created the building.