, @ The Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels
HIRSCHHORN Thomas, GONZALEZ-FOERSTER Dominique, MERCIER Mathieu, BENZAKEN Carole, CLOSKY Claude, MAYAUX Philippe, TROUVÉ Tatiana, GRASSO Laurent, AFIF Saâdane, GAILLARD Cyprien, CANTOR Mircea, DEWAR Daniel, GICQUEL Grégory, ECHAKHCH Latifa, PREVIEUX Julien
The CENTRALE for contemporary art presents the exhibition ‘Invitation au voyage’, bringing together works of the 14 winners of the Prix Marcel Duchamp on the 15th anniversary of this prestigious competition founded by ADIAF*. This exhibition, which takes its title from a poem by Charles Baudelaire, is akin to an “invitation to a voyage”: a voyage through space, but also into memory, in places full of history and the journey within.
“Our time encourages artists to look at the world and travel around it: constantly on the move, they retrace the contemporary landscape. Some artists revisit the history of art, others react to political and social changes. In any case, rare are those who seem indifferent to our daily lives, that of information relayed by internet, accelerated transmission modes, confusion of categories, the proliferation of images.” underlines the Curator Alfred Pacquement**.
**Alfred Pacquement is former Director of the National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou. He was the President of Marcel Duchamp Prize from 2000 to 2013.
*ADIAF: Association for the International Diffusion of French Art
ADIAF is chaired by great Art Collector Gilles Fuchs. ADIAF brings together 350
Private Contemporary Art Collectors intensely engaged in the adventure of creation. Its mission: to contribute the international influence of the French scene through the Marcel Duchamp Prize and raising broad public to the vitality of contemporary creation.
Created in 2000 and organized in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, the Marcel Duchamp prize recognizes each year, a winner of Four French artists living in France working in the visual arts. The ambition of this Prize given by Private collectors, is to bring together the most innovative artists of his/her generation and help develop his/her visibility in France and in the world.
Sixty artists have been honored since the awards, including 14 winners. This initiative demonstrates a rare connivance between the involved actors such as Private collectors and the public institution.