Kader Attia wins 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp and opens new art space in Paris
Wednesday 19th October, 2016
A busy week for #EVA16 artist Kader Attia
Kader Attia has been awarded France’s 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp. The Centre Pompidou in Paris, in conjunction with the Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français, announced yesterday that Kader Attia has won the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp. The award, handed out annually to a French artist, is one of the most prestigious in Europe, and comes with $38,500 prize.
Kader Attia also opened La Colonie, a new art space in Paris, on Monday. A massive congratulations from all at EVA. Attia's work at #EVA16 'Reason’s Oxymoron' (2015) was an eighteen-channel video installation featuring interviews with philosophers, ethnologists, historians, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, musicologists, patients, healers, fetishists, and griots. The interviews offer an insight into how psychology is perceived in both the Western and non-Western world.
Image credit: Reason's Oxymoron, Six channel video installation, dimensions variable, Installation view at EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial 2016, courtesy the artist, EVA International and Galerie Nagel Draxler.
Photo: Deirdre Power