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PRESENTATION OF THE PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP: FORUM, CENTRE POMPIDOU, 8 PM, TUESDAY 24 JUNE
Established by the Adiaf (Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français, http://www.adiaf.com ) in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, the Prix Marcel Duchamp is intended to promote the international recognition of artists working in France.
The prize for 2007 has been awarded to Tatiana Trouvé, born in Cosenza (Italy) in 1968, who in recent years has made her mark with exhibitions in France’s leading contemporary art spaces (Double Bind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2007, Aujourd'hui, hier, ou il y a longtemps..., CAPC, Bordeaux, 2004) and solo shows in London and New York, as well participating in group shows in France and abroad.
Trouvé’s exhibition at the Centre Pompidou redefines the geography of Espace 315 to produce an indeterminable space, putting perception into question through the play of scale and perspective. Corridors stretch to infinity, while the space is divided in the middle by a pierced black metal grille; on the walls are new drawings (from the “Remanence” series), black on black, in which forms drawn in graphite pencil or cut from sheet tin emerge and disappear with changes in the angle of view. Bronze sculptures seem to defy the laws of physics, a rope rises up to curve through the air… A whole new world in the interstices of the old.
The title of the exhibition, 4 BETWEEN 3 AND 2, refers to the idea presiding over the creation of this world, the search for an intermediate dimension, a fourth, temporal dimension, between the three dimensions of sculpture and the two dimensions of drawings – a temporality that finds physical expression in the time of the exhibition in a continuous fall of black sand across the walls of the principal space, suggesting the gradual disappearance of the exhibition itself, its obliteration in and by time.
PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP 2007 NOMINATED ARTISTS Adam Adach - painting Pierre Ardouvin - installation Richard Fauguet - installation Tatiana Trouvé - installation
JURY OF THE PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP 2007 Blake Byrne, art collector (Los Angeles, US) Gilles Fuchs, President of ADIAF (France) Jacqueline Matisse-Monnier, artist (France) Alfred Pacquement, Director, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Silvio Perlstein, art collector (Belgium) Joëlle Pijaudier, Director, Musées de Strasbourg (France) Adam Szymczyk, Director, Kunsthalle Basel, (Switzerland)
- The PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP is awarded each year to an artist resident in France. - Practitioners in any field of the visual arts are eligible for consideration: painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video… - Nominated artists are presented at a group show organised as part of the FIAC. - The show is marked by the publication of a catalogue by the ADIAF. - The winner receives a prize of 35,000 euros from the ADIAF and is invited by the Musée National d’Art Moderne to produce an original work to be shown for two months at Espace 315 in the Centre Pompidou (production costs being met in part by the ADIAF). - The Centre Pompidou publishes a monographic catalogue devoted to the winner.
4 BETWEEN 3 AND 2