For the very first time, the Centre Pompidou is showing all of this year’s four “Prix Marcel Duchamp” finalists: Kader Attia, Yto Barrada, Ulla von Brandenburg and Barthélémy Toguo. With this group exhibition the ADIAF and the Centre Pompidou bring a new dimension to the competition: the new formula allowing the shortlisted artists to exhibit at the Centre Pompidou – sometimes for the first time – so offering a wider public the opportunity to discover their work. This first collective presentation brings out a number of shared themes and approaches: an eye to the contemporary world, an anthropological approach, an interest in ritual, etc. Each year one of the Museum’s curators will help develop the group exhibition.
- Yto Barrada, Tables d’écoliers de la serre, ferme pédagogique, 2011.