Marcel Duchamp Prize 2013 and dinner in honour of Latifa Echakhch
Created in 2000 to highlight French artists, the Marcel Duchamp Prize is today one of the most prestigious contemporary art prizes. It has already honoured 13 of the 60 or so artists considered to be the most innovative of their generation. The prize has been organised from the outset in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, which each year invites the winner to a three-month solo exhibition in Espace 315.
The latest one? Latifa Echakhch, Swiss artist of Moroccan origin (with an unpronounceable name) who last Tuesday evening painted his cloudy installation in the said room allocated by the museum. Between heaven and earth, she transforms it into a dense and dreamlike landscape, frozen between dog and wolf.
A big dinner followed at the Derrière, hosted by the ADIAF (association for the international diffusion of French art) and its four galleries: the Dvir gallery in Tel Aviv, kaufmann repetto in Milan, Eva Presenhuber in Zurich and kamel mennour in Paris.