The Prix Marcel Duchamp Prize was created in 2000 by the ADIAF. Its ambition is to honour a French artist or artist residing in France, representative of his or her generation and working in the field of the plastic and visual arts: installation, video, painting, photography, sculpture... In keeping with the essential artist after whom it is named, this prize wishes to bring together the most innovative artists of their generation on the French scene and encourage all of the new artistic forms, thereby stimulating creation. Unique of its kind, this collector’s prize allows a new generation of artists to benefit from a structure which encourages their recognition, gives greater visibility to their works and helps promote their international career.
This book presents the works of the 2020 edition nominees:
Julian CHARRIÈRE is a conceptual artist who currently lives and works in Berlin. He uses a range of artistic approaches, including photography, performance, sculpture and video to address concepts related to time and society's relationship to the natural world.
Isabelle CORNARO is interested in the relationships between objects - especially decorative ones - and the notion of value in the history of art, through the issues of representation, perception and reproduction. She also explores the possibilities of transcribing forms and language (transposition of painted figures into objects, films into graphic scores, ancient artistic techniques in contemporary practice, minimal art vocabulary into emotional language, etc.).
Artist, videographer, performer and poet, Julien CREUZET builds bridges between forgotten minority stories, imaginaries from elsewhere and contingent social realities.
Lili REYNAUD-DEWAR is interested in the history of racial and sexual emancipation, the circulation and interpretation of works, biographical motifs in cultural production, the moving figure of the artist in a globalized world.
Paris, Centre Pompidou, October 2021 - January 2022
The Spirit of Our Time
Weight of Shadows
Martin Guinard Terrin
Seeing, Understanding, Living
This Is Not an Oxymoron: Julien Creuzet’s Triangular Orbs
Lili REYNAUD DEWAR
To Die for Something. Pasolini’s Final Bodies