The Shanghai Museum, in collaboration with Cartier, is set to unveil the "Cartier, Magician of Beauty" exhibition in its East Hall this November. Marking a highlight of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and France, the exhibition is a cornerstone of the China-France Year of Culture and Tourism.
By the 1920s, inspired by the richness of Chinese culture and art, Cartier began integrating motifs of Chinese auspicious creatures, color schemes, and symbolism into its jewelry designs, fostering an ongoing dialogue with China.
With a mission to foster cultural and artistic exchange and to safeguard and enrich historical heritage, Cartier established The Cartier Collection in 1983. Now comprising over 3,500 historic items, the collection not only charts Cartier's stylistic evolution but also mirrors the shifting tides of aesthetic trends. Throughout the years, The Cartier Collection has been the focus of 40 exceptional thematic exhibitions worldwide, each offering a fresh and innovative perspective.
In 2004, The Cartier Collection made its inaugural journey to China, showcased by the Shanghai Museum in the exhibition named "Cartier Treasures." Two decades later, with Cartier's support, the Shanghai Museum is poised to revisit this cultural exchange with fresh insights and themes, bridging Chinese and French artistic and aesthetic dialogues.
Exhibition: Cartier, Magician of Beauty
Dates: From early November 2024 to mid-February 2025
Venue: East Hall, Shanghai Museum