The 2012 Marcel Duchamp prize is awarded to Daniel Dewar and Gregory Gicquel

“After long deliberation the jury has chosen Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel, whose work exploring monumental sculpture seemed particularly interesting” announced Alfred Pacquement, President of the jury. “Their use of materials, without excluding the traditional crafts and the fragmentation of volumes, including in the form of animated films, broadens aesthetic standards whereas their themes refer to leisure or to the most popular cultural traditions.”

Three other artists working in the field of the plastic and visual arts were selected for the 12th edition of Marcel Duchamp Prize: Valérie FAVRE (born in 1959), Bertrand LAMARCHE (born in 1966) and Franck SCURTI (born in 1967).

Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel follow after Mircea Cantor, the 2011 winner. They are invited by the Centre Pompidou for a three month solo show in the autumn of 2013 in the 315 space. The ADIAF will give them a financial endowment of 35 000 euros and will participate in the production of the exhibition. The duo of artists is represented by the Loevenbruck Gallery, Paris.

The announcement was made on Saturday, the 20th of October 2012 in Paris at the Grand Palais by Gilles FUCHS, President of the Association for the International Diffusion of French Art (ADIAF) and Alfred PACQUEMENT, Director of the French National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou and President of the jury in the presence of a very large audience of people.

International Jury for 2012
Michel DELFOSSE (Belgium) – Collector
Gilles FUCHS (France) – President of the ADIAF, Collector
Akemi SHIRAHA – Representing the Duchamp Family
Fumio NANJO (Japan) – Director of the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Alfred PACQUEMENT (France), Director of the French National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, President of the jury
Beatrix RUF (Germany) – Director of the Kunsthalle, Zürich
Muriel SALEM (Great Britain) – Collector