From 4 October 2023 to 8 January 2024, the Centre Pompidou will be hosting the 23rd edition of the Marcel Duchamp Prize and presenting the works and installations of the four artists nominated on 12 January. Chosen by an international jury, the winner of the 2023 edition will be announced on Monday 16 October.
The Marcel Duchamp Prize was created in 2000 to highlight the creative abundance of the French art scene. Its aim is to distinguish the artists who are most representative of their generation and to promote the diversity of practices currently at work in France on an international scale.
This long-standing partnership between the ADIAF (Association pour la diffusion internationale de l'art français) and the Centre Pompidou is firmly rooted in the desire to showcase the French art scene to the widest possible audience and to affirm the need to support these artists. Since it was launched, it has honoured over 90 artists, including 22 winners.
Since 2016, the four nominated artists have been exhibiting together at the Centre Pompidou before the winner is announced, offering visitors a snapshot of current artistic creation.
The social and the collective, identities and heritages, migration and uprooting, the stories that are missing from our histories, the exploitation of the South and the muted violence stemming from colonial history - these are all themes that question contemporary creation. Bertille Bak, Bouchra Khalili, Tarik Kiswanson and Massinissa Selmani, the four artists nominated for this year's Marcel Duchamp Prize, each address these issues in their own way.