The Marcel Duchamp Prize was created in the year 2000 in order to highlight the incredible range of creativity on the French art scene and is awarded to an artist, chosen from a shortlist of four, who is French or living in France and working in the field of visual and plastic arts.
The objective of the prize, judged by a committee of collectors, is to bring together the most innovative artists of their generation and to help them to become better known, both in France and throughout the world.
Since its creation, the prize has been organised in partnership with the Pompidou Centre and endows the winner with an award of 35,000 Euros. It is today one the most important means of raising the profile of French contemporary art and also one of the world’s major art prizes.
The Marcel Duchamp Prize was given fresh impetus in 2016 with a joint, three-month exhibition of the four nominated artists, across 650m2 of The Pompidou Centre’s Galerie 4. This major development provided outstanding visibility for the contemporary French art scene at one the world’s most prestigious museums.
On February 1st at Artcurial, Gilles Fuchs - President of ADIAF, announced the names of the four artists nominated for the 2018 Marcel Duchamp Prize.
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The four artists were chosen by a committee of collectors from ADIAF, the winner will be decided by an international jury consisting of collectors and directors of major art institutions.
Members of the 2018 Selection Committee
Sylvie FONTAINE, Gilles FUCHS, Dorith GALUZ, Thierry GONTIER, Ronan GROSSIAT, Thierry LAURENT, Marie-Ange MOULONGUET, Bruno RIBEYRON-MONTMARTIN, Akemi SHIRAHA, Jean-Michel VERGÈS, Marie WOLF.
Curator of the 2018 Marcel Duchamp Prize at the Pompidou Centre
2018 international jury
Bernard BLISTÈNE, Director of the national museum of modern art, Pompidou Centre, Paris.
Gilles FUCHS, Collector, President of ADIAF.
Jean-Claude GANDUR, Collector, President of the Gandur Art Foundation.
Maja HOFFMANN, Collector, President of the Luma Foundation.
Laurent LE BON, President of the Picasso Museum, Paris.
Marina LOSHAK, Director of the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, Moscow.
Akemi SHIRAHA (France-Japan), Representative of the Marcel Duchamp Association.
Artcurial is delighted to continue its support of ADIAF and its efforts to raise the awareness of contemporary art through the Marcel Duchamp Prize, which promotes the visibility of young French artists on the international art scene.
Exhibition from 10th October 2018 to 6th January 2019, at the Pompidou Centre.
Monday 15th October 2018: announcement of the winner, during FIAC week
More information at www.adiaf.com