Cartier, Crystallization of Time

Photo: Yuji Ono

Photo: Yuji Ono

Overview

With precious stones that are miraculously formed over an expanse of time, and designs inspired by all things under the sun, including the world’s cultures and nature, Cartier’s creations are a product of outstanding artisanal techniques. The works are engaged in a dialogue with the earth and civilization that transcends both time and space. Based on the theme, “Crystallization of Time,” and made up of three sections, “Colors and Material Transformation,” “Forms and Design,” and “Universal Curiosity,” this exhibition explores Cartier’s groundbreaking designs. Moreover, the New Material Research Laboratory (Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tomoyuki Sakakida), which oversaw the design of the exhibition scenography, has created a cyclical space inspired by time to invite visitors to an unique viewing experience.

Date October 2 (Wed.) - December 16 (Mon.), 2019
Closed on Tuesdays
Opening hours 10:00-18:00
* Fridays and Saturdays, April to June 10:00-20:00
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo (Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan), Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo; Nikkei Inc.
With the special collaboration of Cartier
With the support of Embassy of France / Institut français du Japon
With the cooperation of Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd.
Exhibition Design New Material Research Laboratory
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