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The Prix Marcel Duchamp Award Shortlist

The Prix Marcel Duchamp Award, considered one of the most prestigious Art Awards in France, has revealed its shortlist for 2019. The Prix Marcel Duchamp Award is an annual award given to a working French artist at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in October. The Award comes not just with €35,000, but with esteemed acclaimaition.

At MC Art, we have decided to take a look at the works of the shortlisted artists.

Eric Baudelaire

Baudelaire's films involving landscape theory were featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

After training as a social scientist, Baudelaire established himself as a visual artist with a practice incorporating photography, printmaking and video, often focused on social and historical research, which he sees as an extension of his earlier work in political science.

Also Known As Jihadi - Eric Baudelaire - 2017 - Teaser

Katinka Bock

Katinka Bock is a maker of curious sculptures engaged with meteorological conditions.

Using clay, natural, and found materials, and more recently bronze, Bock creates sculptures and installations that explore temporality and space, and that also mine the territories of history and geography. While often dealing with natural alteration processes, or filming the disappearance of sculptural elements, she creates a continuous movement between outdoor and indoor spaces, the exhibition space and the production site.

Marguerite Humeau

Marguerite Humeau's mystical sculptures evoke prehistoric times and other worlds. The pieces were the subject of a just-closed New Museum exhibition in New York.

Humeau has described herself as an “Indiana Jones in Google times.”

Marguerite Humeau is a French artist living and working in London. Her research led process usually takes the form of large scale installations involving sound and sculpture in which she challenges key issues of the day using complex narratives that synthesise the past with the present.

Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille

Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille are a duo whose paintings reflect the frantic flow of images today.

„Something in the painting of Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille makes us beautiful, and turns us into worthy onlookers. Herein lies the 'intangible' part of the oeuvre of Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille. It is in the nature and making of this relationship which links us to it. And if this painting leaves plenty of room for tangible things, but does not assign them any place particular, this is because its project is elsewhere: in the on-going quest for ways of expressing this intangible part which alone sets works of art apart from ordinary things, and makes a distinction between pictures and paintings.“ arÉric Troncy, This Painting in Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille. Decade, Les presses du réel, 2011