Prix Marcel Duchamp 2016 – Kader Attia, Yto Barrada, Ulla von Brandenburg and Barthélémy Toguo
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 12 Oct 2016 - 30 Jan 2017
Kader Attia, Arab Spring, 2014, Unlimited in Basel 2015 Photo: courtesy Art Basel
With the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp, the Centre Pompidou is hosting all four finalists for the first time: this year, Kader Attia, Yto Barrada, Ulla von Brandenburg and Barthélémy Toguo. The prize is an annual event staged with the ADIAF (association for the international dissemination of French art).
With this initiative, the ADIAF and the Centre Pompidou are giving the Prix Marcel Duchamp a new impulse, with the works of the nominee artists being presented in a single group exhibition in Galerie 4 at the Centre Pompidou. Tribute is now paid not only to the winner but to all the finalists, and audiences can compare their projects. While the prizewinners have always played a special role in the museum’s history because their works automatically join the collection, this new formula means that the artists nominated can exhibit at the Centre Pompidou – sometimes for the first time – and a broad spectrum of the public will have a chance to discover their work.
This first joint exhibition will highlight their shared prerogatives, such as an eye on current affairs, an anthropological approach and the attraction of ritual. Each year, a curator from the team of the Musée National d’Art Moderne will be associated with the concept of this collective project.
The winner will be announced at the Centre Pompidou on Tuesday 18 October, and the prize will be awarded immediately afterwards.
Kader Attia Born in 1970 at Dugny in Seine-Saint-Denis, France Installation Lives and works in Paris and Berlin Galleria Continua, San Gimignano-Lehmann Maupin, New York- Nagel Draxler, Berlin-Krizinger, Vienne
Yto Barrada Born in 1971 at Paris Photograph-Installation Lives and works in Tanger and New York Galerie Polaris, Paris – Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hambourg et Beyrouth – Pace gallery, Londres
Ulla von Brandenburg Born in 1974 at Karlsruhe, Germany Painting Lives and works in Paris Galerie Art:Concept, Paris – Pilar Corrias, Londres – Produzentengalerie, Hambourg
Barthélémy Toguo Born in 1967 in Cameroon Painting, Installation Lives and works in Paris, Bandjoun and New York Galerie Lelong, Paris -Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery , Beijing-Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town