PARIS, Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of the French capital's growing appeal to the international art market (many major international galleries have opened branches), Bonhams has acquired Parisian auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr, the first edition of Paris art by Art Basel is about to open...), the Marcel Duchamp Prize gains in prestige. By selecting four artists - Giulia Andreani, Iván Argote, Philippe Decrauzat and Mimosa Echard - the prize committee has effectively illustrated the attractiveness of France for foreign artists, since, among them, three are of foreign origin who have chosen to work in France.
Mimosa Echard, winner after long and animated debates
The four nominees for 2022 - whose works reflect the diversity of artistic practice in a dynamic French art scene - were chosen by a committee of ADIAF collectors, which is renewed each year. Subsequently, they were granted a period of nine months to mount individual exhibitions at the Center Pompidou, whose impact was decisive for the final decision of the jury (composed of curators from major museums and international collectors), whose opinions are authorized in the art world. contemporary.
Artprice is proud to support this ADIAF initiative and congratulates the 2022 winner, Mimosa Echard, who received the award after "very lively, long and fascinating discussions", according to Xavier Rey, Director of the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris at the Center Pompidou, and historical partner of ADIAF.
Marcel Duchamp Prize, 2022: Mimosa Echard © Hugues Lawson-Body
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More than an award...
"The main characteristic of the Marcel Duchamp Prize is to be a collectors' award dedicated to the international promotion of the French scene." This ambition is driven by Claude Bonnin, President of ADIAF, and is achieved through the collaboration of various important players in the art world - artists, collectors, gallery owners, journalists, curators, museums, etc. - both in France and abroad. But more than an award, it is also "a complete support system for artists with the ADIAF program of international exhibitions and residencies for finalists in France (at the Sèvres Manufacture) and in the United States (with a research residency at the Villa Albertine).
ADIAF therefore contributes to highlighting the French scene in its most innovative aspects, to enhancing its global reach and influence and to promoting the vitality of its market: "that is why we at Artmarket.com are very proud to support ADIAF and the Prize Marcel Duchamp" (Thierry Ehrmann, CEO of Artmarket.com and founder of Artprice).
Mimosa Echard. Pompidou Center, 2022. Photo credit Bertrand Prevost
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The four artists nominated in 2022
Each year, the Marcel Duchamp Prize is awarded to one of four shortlisted artists (French or resident in France). To date, more than 90 artists and 23 laureates have been honored.
Mimosa Echard, winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2022
Born in 1986 in Alès (France), Mimosa Echard lives and works in Paris. She is represented by the Chantal Crousel gallery in Paris and the Martina Simeti gallery in Milan (Italy).
Born in 1985 in Venice (Italy), Giulia Andreani lives and works in Paris. She is represented by the Max Hetzler gallery (Berlin, Paris, London).
Born in 1983 in Bogotá (Colombia), Iván Argote lives and works in Paris. He is represented by the Perrotin galleries (Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai); Vermelho in Sao Paulo, and Albarran Bourdais in Madrid.
Born in 1974 in Lausanne (Switzerland), Philippe Decrauzat lives and works in Paris. He is represented by the Francesca Pia galleries in Zurich (Switzerland); Mehdi Chouakri in Berlin; Nada Roesler in Sao Paulo.
The Marcel Duchamp Prize
It was Jacqueline Matisse-Monnier, granddaughter of Henri Matisse and daughter-in-law of Marcel Duchamp, who initiated the idea of the Marcel Duchamp Prize. For 22 years, this award has been a key event in the world of contemporary art, promoting the French art scene by giving it international visibility.
Created in 2000 by Gilles Fuchs, founder of ADIAF, and organized from the outset in collaboration with the Center Pompidou, the Marcel Duchamp Prize selects a winner each year from among four shortlisted artists (French or resident in France). To date, this "collectors prize" (90,000 euros, of which 35,000 goes to the winner) has awarded 23 winners and more than 90 artists.
More than a prestigious distinction, the Marcel Duchamp Prize offers an extensive system of support to artists through exhibitions (more than 50 to date, 20 of them international) and residencies in France (Manufacture de Sèvres) and the United States ( Villa Albertine).
Over the years, it has established itself as one of the most relevant information vectors on contemporary art in France. An ambassador of the French scene, he has acquired notoriety and prestige that place him among the main reference prizes in the world.
ADIAF (Association for the International Diffusion of French Art) brings together 300 French contemporary art collectors committed to supporting artistic creation. Also supported by patrons, including Artprice, the ADIAF highlights the French scene and contributes to its international promotion.
Winners of the MARCEL DUCHAMP AWARD
Thomas Hirschhorn (2000), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (2002), Mathieu Mercier (2003), Carole Benzaken (2004), Claude Closky (2005), Philippe Mayaux (2006), Tatiana forgets (2007), Laurent Grasso (2008), Saâdane Afif (2009), Cyprien Gaillard (2010), Mircea Cantor (2011), Daniel Dewar
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