Clément Cogitore, winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2018
Clément Cogitore is the winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2018
The jury, composed of seven personalities – Bernard Blistène, Gilles Fuchs, Jean-Claude Gandur, Maja Hoffmann, Laurent Le Bon, Marina Loshak and Akemi Shiraha – met on Monday, October 15, to choose the winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2018 among the four artists nominated for this edition: Mohamed Bourouissa, Clément Cogitore, Thu-Van Tran and Marie Voignier.
“His work, with its numerous films, videos, installations and photographs, bears witness to a keen eye for the most contemporary subjects and seizes on highly sophisticated technologies to question the status of images in a world full of information. Between archaisms and apocalyptic narratives, The Evil Eye, designed for this edition, appeared as a synthesis and culmination of research specific to a reflection on a society saturated with signs to the absurd. “, Bernard Blistène, Director of the National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou.
“I am very pleased with the appointment of Clément Cogitore. This is the first time that the Marcel Duchamp Prize has dedicated an artist whose work is often considered to belong to the 7th art. This choice shows how sensitive the Marcel Duchamp Prize is to all forms of contemporary creation. By retrieving images whose meaning he transforms, Clément Cogitore shows himself to be duchampian in the best sense of the word. “, Gilles Fuchs, President of ADIAF
The exhibition of the four nominees is presented at the Centre Pompidou Prix Marcel Duchamp, Gallery 4, until December 31, 2018.
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