Video: FIAC 2007 [Paris International Contemporary Art Fair] opening
As usual, two major French modern art awards: Duchamp Award and the Ricard Company Foundation Award were dedicated during the October "Modern Art Week" in Paris when lots of modern art fairs and events are taking a place.
The seventh Duchamp Award designed by modern art collectors association, ADIAF (Association for Intl. Distribution of French Art), in partnership with the Pompidou Center and the FIAC, has been dedicated to Tatiana Trouvé, born on 1968 in Italy and living in Paris (represented by Galerie Almine Rech).
The awards include 35,000 euros, publication of a catalog by the Pompidou Center and privilege to expose her works for two months in L'Espace 315 in the Beaubourg on Spring 2008.
The Ricard Company Foundation Award is dedicated by a collectors panel to two artists from Marseille, Christophe Berdaguer (born on 1968) and Mary Péjus (born on 1969) (represented by Galerie Martine Aboucaya) for their installation Dreamland / Disappear Here (2007).
Purchased for 15,000 euros, it will be offered to the Pompidou Center, which will exhibit this sculpture in its permanent collection. Until November 17, 2007, this piece will be exposed at the Foundation Ricard, 12, rue Boissy d'Anglas as part of the exhibition "Drift" (designed by Mathieu Mercier).