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2018 Edition

Mélanie Matranga, You, me, others, 2015, My shape, 2017, mixed media, dimensions variable, Nil Yalter, Le chevalier d’Éon, 1978, black & white video, 15’, view of the salon de la Princesse, Hôtel de Soubise, Archives nationales, 2018, Courtesy of the artists, © Photo: Émile Ouroumov

Violaine Lochu is the winner of the AWARE prize 2018. Vera Molnár and Nil Yalter are exceptionally both winning the outstanding merit award AWARE 2018.

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Marianne Mispelaëre, silent slogan, 2016-ongoing, view of the chambre de parade de la Princesse, Hôtel de Soubise, Archives nationales, 2018, postcards, set of 32, 700 copy, screenshots, text, offset print, 10.5 × 14.8 cm eachCourtesy Marianne Mispelaëre, © ADAGP, Paris, © Photo: Émile Ouroumov

Four commissioners – young professionals from the world of culture: art historians, art critics, museum and art centre directors – have each selected two artists whose names are respectively entered in the prize (for artists whose career began less than 10 years ago) and for the outstanding merit award (for artists whose career began 30 years ago or more).

2018 - AWARE Artistes femmes / women artists

Mélanie Matranga, My shape, 2017, detail, mixed media, dimensions variable, view of the salon de la Princesse, Hôtel de Soubise, Archives nationales, 2018, Courtesy Mélanie Matranga, © Photo: Émile Ouroumov

2018 - AWARE Artistes femmes / women artists

Mélanie Matranga, You, me, others, 2015, mixed media, dimensions variable, Nil Yalter, Le chevalier d’Éon, 1978, black & white video, 15’, view of the salon de la Princesse, Hôtel de Soubise, Archives nationales, 2018, Courtesy of the artists, © Photo: Émile Ouroumov

The commissioners for the 2018 prize were Étienne Bernard (director of Passerelle Contemporary Art Centre in Brest), Clément Dirié (art historian, art critic, curator, and managing editor of JRP|Ringier), Géraldine Gourbe (philosopher, research associate at the École nationale supérieure d’art in Dijon, and exhibition curator) and Hélène Guenin (director of the MAMAC in Nice). On January 24th, 2018, they presented and defended the work of their selected artists in front of seven leading figures in the world of culture.

2018 - AWARE Artistes femmes / women artists

Nicola L., Little TV Woman: ‘I Am the Last Woman Object’, 1969, vinyl, wood, television, 111.5 x 50 x 45 cm, Xavier Gellier collection, Julie Béna, Opportunity, 2015, stainless steel, glass, objects, ca. 93 x 330 x 290 cm, production galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, view of the petite chambre de la Princesse, Hôtel de Soubise, Archives nationales, 2018, Courtesy of Nicola L., Courtesy of Julie Béna & galerie Joseph Tang, © Photo: Émile Ouroumov

2018 - AWARE Artistes femmes / women artists

Julie Béna, Opportunity, 2015, stainless steel, glass, objects, ca. 93 x 330 x 290 cm, production galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, view of the petite chambre de la Princesse, Hôtel de Soubise, Archives nationales, 2018, Courtesy of Julie Béna & galerie Joseph Tang, © Photo: Émile Ouroumov

This jury panel was composed of Alfred Pacquement (honorary general heritage conservation officer, former director of the musée national d’Art moderne – Centre Pompidou), president of the panel, Alexia Fabre (director and head curator of the MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine), Stijn Huijts (director of the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht), Dominique Guyot (collector), Camille Morineau (director of exhibitions and collections of the Monnaie de Paris, co-founder and chairwoman of AWARE), Frances Morris (director of Tate Modern, London) and Floriane de Saint Pierre (collector).

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Vera Molnár, Solo d’un trait noir, 1999-2018, in situ installation, black tape, dimensions variable, Violaine Lochu, Le mot qui vient, 2015, Anadiplose #3, 2015, ink on paper, collage, 50 x 65 cm each, view of the salle Empire, Hôtel de Soubise, Archives nationales, 2018, © Vera Molnár, Adagp, 2018, Courtesy of Violaine Lochu & Analix Forever, © Photo: Émile Ouroumov

2018 - AWARE Artistes femmes / women artists

Violaine Lochu, Le mot qui vient, 2015, Anadiplose #3, 2015, ink on paper, collage, 50 x 65 cm, view of the salle Empire, Hôtel de Soubise, Archives nationales, 2018, Courtesy of Violaine Lochu & Analix Forever, © Photo: Émile Ouroumov

The nominated artists have their works exhibited at the Hôtel de Soubise – musée des Archives nationales until March 12th, and each prize winner, announced on January 24th by the French Ministry of Culture, receives 10,000 euros.

Information:

Exhibition of the nominees for the prix AWARE 2018
24 January – 12 March
Hôtel de Soubise – musée des Archives nationales
60, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
Paris 3e
From Monday until Friday, 10 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm – 7 pm
Closed on Tuesdays

The AWARE prizes are supported by the French ministry of Culture, the Fondation CHANEL and Theano Advisors.

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