2017 – CHINA

Exhibition HIGH-TENSION – A look at the French scene with 8 winners of the Marcel Duchamp Prize

Beijing in the Red Brick Art Museum: 27th of May to 27th of August 2017
Canton in the Times Museum: 3rd of June to 27th of July 2017
Curator: Alfred PACQUEMENT

Kader ATTIA (winner 2016), Latifa ECHAKHCH (winner 2013), Cyprien GAILLARD (winner 2010), Dominique GONZALEZ-FOERSTER (winner 2002), Laurent GRASSO (winner 2008), Thomas HIRSCHHORN (winner 2000), Julien PRÉVIEUX (winner 2014), Tatiana TROUVÉ (winner 2007).

Organized on the initiative of the ADIAF/Association for the International Diffusion of Art and the Institut Français in China within the framework of the 12th edition of the ‘Croisements’ Festival, these two exhibitions bring together eight of the winning artists from the Marcel Duchamp Prize, strongly committed to their uncompromising approach to today’s world. A sensitive and sometimes critical approach that takes into consideration the circulation of information, the impact of new technologies, urban developments and the memory of warring conflicts… High-tension, meaning a refusal of neutrality coming from artists in debate with contemporary society and its contradictions. Here, art is message, reflection and field of investigation. But also, High-tension meaning the transmission of energy: by manipulating images or constructing imaginary spaces, these artists show us a high voltage world; a world reinvented yet founded on reality and imbued with poetry.

Exhibitions organized with the support of the French Embassy in China and the Institut Français.
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2017 – BELGIUM

Exhibition A LOOK AT THE FRENCH SCENE: 2016 Marcel Duchamp Prize

Preview the 19th of April
Kader ATTIA (born in 1970), winner – Yto BARRADA (born in 1971)
Barthélémy TOGUO (born in 1967) Ulla von BRANDENBURG (born in 1974)
Curator: Alicia KNOCK

A few months after their exhibition in Paris at the Centre Pompidou, the four artists honoured by the 2016 Marcel Duchamp Prize will be having a group show in Brussels hosted by the Centre d’Art Hangar H18 and its Artistic Director Sophie Hasaerts.

The exhibition A look at the French scene is orchestrated by Alicia Knock who was the curator of the exhibition of the 16th edition of the prize in the Musée national d’art moderne. Thirty or so works – drawings, collages, photos, videos and installations – have been chosen for this new art centre located in the heart of the Brussels art gallery and museum district.

Press conference and preview on the 19th of April, the day before the opening of the Brussels Art Fair.

The exhibition benefits from the noteworthy support of Artcurial, a faithful sponsor of the ADIAF as well as the CBC bank.
This is part of the EXTRA program set up by the Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle of the French Embassy in Belgium with the support of the Institut français and the Alliance Française for Brussels-Europe
in the aim of highlighting the various facets of French contemporary creation in the field of the visual arts, live shows and performance art.
14 Belgian institutions are featured in the EXTRA 2017 Program (2nd edition) with thirty or so established and emerging artists in the cities of Brussels, Ghent, Charleroi, Louvain-la Neuve and Bruges.

Press release : ADIAF-Hangar H18 Brussels a Marcel Duchamp prize exhibition

2015 – BELGIUM

Marcel Duchamp Prize in Brussels – Exhibition “Invitation au Voyage”

CENTRALE For Contemporary Art Place Sainte-Catherine 44 Sint-Katelijneplein – Bruxelles 1000 Brussel
From 24th April to 30th August 2015
Opening night on the 23rd of April

Whereas the Marcel Duchamp Prize is celebrating its 15th anniversary, an exceptional exhibition of fifty works by the fourteen winners of this prestigious prize is being shown in Brussels at the CENTRALE for Contemporary Art, the contemporary art centre of the City of Brussels.
The exhibition is curated by Alfred Pacquement, President of the Marcel Duchamp Prize jury from 2000 to 2013 and former director of the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou.
Many of the works have been loaned by private French and Belgian collectors and, in particular, by members of the ADIAF (Association for the International Diffusion of French art).

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2014 – Germany

Toutes Directions – In alle Richtungen

Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Exhibition from 21st september 2014 to 11th january 2015
Berliner Strasse 23, 67059 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Allemagne – www.wilhelmhack.museum

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Toutes Directions
du 21 septembre 2014 au 11 janvier 2015
au musée de Wilhelm-Hack à Ludwigshafen (Allemagne).

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Nine artists from Marcel Duchamp Prize in 1200 m2.
5 winners: Saâdane BIFA (2009), Mircea Cantor (2011), Latifa Echakhch (2013), Laurent Grasso (2008), Mathieu Mercier (2003).
And 4 artists nominees for the 2014 edition: Theo Mercier, Julien Previeux Florian and Michael Quistrebert Evariste RICHER.

Curator : Astrid Ihle
The exhibition benefited from the support of the Institut français
The catalog was created with the support of Silvana Editoriale.

2012 – GERMANY

Les Espaces de Mémoire – Räume der Erinnerung

Düsseldorf Kunsthalle
Exhibition from 7th July to 9th September 2012
Grabbeplatz 4 D-40213 Düsseldorf – www.kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de

Showing six artists from the Marcel Duchamp Prize, the exhibition is as much concerned about the media of recording and archiving as the artistic reflection about History. The artists’ works show how memory relying on personal experiences can become universal

Artists: Kader ATTIA – Mircea CANTOR – Cyprien GAILLARD – Dominique GONZALEZ-FOERSTER – Anri SALA – Tatiana TROUVÉ.

Curator: Élodie Evers
The exhibition benefited from the support of the Institut français

2011 – KOREA

French Art Today

National museum of contemporary art, Seoul
25th July to 16th October 2011
13 Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 427-701, Korea – www.moca.go.kr

The Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art chose 16 artists from among the Prize’s winners and nominees. The hundred or so works on show offered a very open vision of contemporary art in France demonstrating its richness and vitality.

“French art today” was elected “Best Exhibition of the Year” by “Art in culture”, Korea’s number one monthly magazine for the visual arts. More than 150 000 people visited the exhibition. Seoul’s National Museum of Contemporary art acquired 9 of the works by artists from the Marcel Duchamp Prize.

Curator: Ji Ho Lee, Mihwa Park

Artists on show: Saâdane Afif (winner 2009), Pierre Ardouvin (nominated 2007), Kader Attia (nominated 2005), Valérie Belin (nominated 2004), Michel Blazy (nominated 2008), Céleste Boursier-Mougenot (nominated 2010), Cyprien Gaillard (winner 2010), Laurent Grasso (winner 2008), Camille Henrot (nominated 2010), Valérie Jouve (nominated 2002), Claude Lévêque (nominated 2003), Didier Marcel (nominated 2008), Mathieu Mercier (winner 2003), Nicolas Moulin (nominated 2009), Philippe Ramette (nominated 2004), Xavier Veilhan (nominated 2000).

LThe FRENCH ART TODAY exhibition has benefited from the support of the Institut Français, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the French Embassy in Korea
Sponsors of the exhibition: Bovis Fine Art, Eeckman Art Insurance

2011 – JAPON

French Window

A look at French contemporary art seen through the Marcel Duchamp Prize.
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
26th March to 28th August 2011
53F – Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1 Roppongi – www.mori.art.museum.

Organized on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Marcel Duchamp Prize in coproduction with the Mori Art Museum, FRENCH WINDOW was the first grand-scale exhibition to be organized by the ADIAF in an overseas museum: 27 artists, 2 000 m2, 300 000 visitors. FRENCH WINDOW reflected the dynamic variety of expressions and propositions on the French art scene with the presentation of works by 27 artists who have been honoured by the Marcel Duchamp since 2000 and selected by the exhibition’s general curator, Fumio Nanjo. This retrospective showed a rich and varied scene evolving equally as well in the fields of sculpture, painting, photos and installation as in the new media. A special section of the exhibition was devoted to the presentation of works by Marcel Duchamp, the archetypal French artist, revealing his connection with certain contemporary approaches or inspirations. The exhibition catalogue casts a critical eye over French contemporary creation.

Artists from the Marcel Duchamp Prize: Saâdane Afif (winner 2009), Pierre Ardouvin (nominated 2007), Kader Attia (nominated 2005), Valérie Belin (nominated 2004), Carole Benzaken (winner 2004), Michel Blazy (nominated 2008), Céleste Boursier-Mougenot (nominated 2010), Claude Closky (winner 2005), Philippe Cognée (nominated 2004), Wang Du (nominated 2002), Richard Fauguet (nominated 2004 and 2007), Cyprien Gaillard (winner 2010), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (winner 2002), Laurent Grasso (winner 2008) , Camille Henrot (nominated 2010), Thomas Hirschhorn (winner 2000), Valérie Jouve (nominated 2002), Claude Lévêque (nominated 2003), Didier Marcel (nominated 2008), Philippe Mayaux (winner 2007) , Mathieu Mercier (winner 2003), Nicolas Moulin (nominated 2009), Bruno Peinado (nominated 2006), Philippe Ramette (nominated 2004), Anri Sala (nominated 2002), Tatiana Trouvé (winnee 2007), Xavier Veilhan (nominated 2000).

General Curator:
Nanjo Fumio, Mori Art Museum Director.

Guest Curators:
Akiko Miki, Curator, Palais de Tokyo,
Jean-Marc Prévost, Art Historian, Curator of Patrimony

The exhibition benefited from the support of the Institut Français, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the French embassy in Japan.
Sponsors of the exhibition: Bovis Fine Art, Eeckman Art Insurance, All Nippon Airways/ANA

2010 – CHINA

The 2009 Marcel Duchamp Prize at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo

1st to 30th of June 2010
French Pavilion, FOCUS space
Zone C09 – Pu Ming Road and Xi Ying Road, 200 125 Shanghai

LThe Expo took place along the banks of the Huangpu river, covering a space of 5.28 km² and welcoming nearly 100 million expected visitors, which made the SHANGHAI 2010 World Expo the biggest in history. France was one of the 242 countries present with a 6 000 m² pavilion which in June 2010 hosted an exhibition of the 2009 Marcel Duchamp prize around the four nominated artists:

Saâdane AFIF, born in 1970
French artist whose sensorial installations are a mix of sculpture, video, music and lighting. Winner of the 2009 Marcel Duchamp Prize.
Damien DEROUBAIX, born in 1972
Known for his “trash” watercolours, his monumental sculptures and his installations combining painting, drawing, collage and engraving.
Nicolas MOULIN, born in 1970
Video artist representative of French digital art.
Philippe PERROT, born in 1967
Intimist painter of everyday life whose paintings recall the sequence shots of a surrealist film.