Aquarium (public artwork)
Fondation Cartier Hudson Yards, New York
15 August – 23 November, 2019
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 installation composed of elements in suspension and decorative motifs. Made up of 15 strands, it is a richly ornamented mobile of monumental dimensions, which was realized in 2010 by the Ateliers Cartier. 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.
Cartier Hudson Yards, New York
Yellow Flower Dream (public artwork)
Inaugurated 1 November 2018. Official opening: 26 April 2019
New artwork unveiled at Inujima "Art House Project"
Yellow Flower Dream, a work by Beatriz Milhazes has opened in Japan on November 1st, 2018, at Inujima Island for the "Art House Project - A-Art House”, and also will be joining Setouchi Triennale 2019 starting from April 26th, 2019.
Based on the artist's perception of the architecture of A-Art House as a "sculpture uniting the surrounding community and nature", this work represents, through the use of colors overflowing with energy, a virtual landscape depicting the vitality of the geometry and daily life unfolding in Inujima's nature.
Inujima Art House Project was launched with the objective of inspiring the local community of Inujima, allowing them to experience the beautiful landscapes of everyday life and the familiar natural environments that extend beyond the artworks. This project was developed by artistic director Yuko Hasegawa and architect Kazuyo Sejima for the village on Inujima.
The Inujima “Art House Project” is a part of art-related activities, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, conducted by Benesse Holdings, Inc. and Fukutake Foundation on the islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima to create significant spaces in resonance with the pristine nature of the Seto Inland Sea region.
Benesse Art Site Naoshima