From June 8 to November 5, 2023, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain invites sculptor Ron Mueck to exhibit an ensemble of works previously unseen in Europe. Ron Mueck works slowly, making time itself an important element of his creative process. His human figures are meticulously detailed, with surprising changes of scale that place them as far from academic realism as they are from pop art or hyperrealism.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the Fondation Cartier will publish an expanded edition of Ron Mueck’s catalogue raisonné, first published in 2013. This comprehensive reference book presents all the sculptures created by Ron Mueck since 1996 through numerous photographs and unpublished documents. Including artist’s notes, studio shots, preparatory drawings, and photographs of models, the book allows readers to discover Mueck’s creative process and to understand the intimacy of his work. Contributions from art curator Justin Paton, art historians Robert Rosenblum and Robert Storr, and philosopher Peter Sloterdijk explore the major themes underlying his art.