So, admittedly, we had a lot of horses in this race, having worked with three of this year’s four Prix Marcel Duchamp nominees – Latifa Echakhch, Raphael Zarka and Claire Fontaine – for Baibakov Art Projects’ 2010 exhibition Perpetual Battles, which was curated by Maria Baibakova, Kate Sutton and Jean-Max Colard, and included other Duchamp Prize laureates Thomas Hirschhorn, Saâdane Afif and Cyprien Gaillard.
Still, we have to confess, we’ve got a soft spot for Latifa. Just look at our masthead. The image is part of an installation shot of Latifa’s Fantasia, as installed at Baibakov Art Projects in Moscow.
As winner, Echakhch will create a solo project for the Centre Pompidou to open this time next year. We can’t wait! And, of course, our sincere congratulations to all the nominees, as Zarka’s Riding Modern Art still makes us smile (as do photos of the staff posing with Claire Fontaine’s Bully Bob.)
For more information on the prize, check its page on the FIAC website. You can find more about the ties between “Perpetual Battles” and the Prix Marcel Duchamp (including installations shots!) in the post we put together last February, when the nominees were first announced.