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Published on 14.01.2022

Interview with Esther Ferrer


In January 2020, the fourth publication of the AWARE Outstanding Merit Prize series devoted to Esther Ferrer, winner of the 2016 edition of the prize, will be available in bookstores. The interview was led by Camille Paulhan, art historian, critic and lecturer.

“To invest in performance, the only prerequisite is to want to do it. If you want a discipline, you invent your discipline. If you need a technique, you invent your technique. If you’re looking for a definition, you invent your definition. If you’re short of a theory, you invent your theory. And that’s it! I know that’s sacrilegious in terms of the idea many people have of art, but that’s what I think.”

The collection of interviews has been launched in partnership with Manuella Éditions for all the laureates of the Outstanding Merit Prize since its creation, with the objective of giving visibility to these artists and having their voices heard. These interviews thus celebrate their careers.

In November 2019, the first edition in the collection devoted to Nil Yalter was published, followed by those dedicated to Jacqueline de Jong (2019 winner) and Judit Reigl (2017 winner). These will be succeeded by works on Vera Molnár (2018 ex-aequo winner), Marie Orensanz (2020 winner) and Barbara Chase-Riboud (2021 winner).

Editorial Direction
Marie Chênel

Editorial Coordination
Manuella Éditions

Graphic Design
Rousset – Templier

Translation from French
John Tittensor

Mike Woods

Color Separation

Archives of Women Artists,
Research and Exhibi­tions
Manuella Éditions

The AWARE Prize for Women Artists is supported by the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
This volume was published with the assistance of a grant from the Région Île-de-France. With the kind support of Sygna Partners.


Event: Meeting with Esther Ferrer for the launch of the book

AWARE and the ADAGP are pleased to invite you to an evening in honour of the artist and author.

Presentation and book signing
Friday February 11, 2022
6 pm, at the ADAGP

Esther Ferrer, winner of the 2016 Outstanding Merit Prize and
Camille Paulhan, art critic and historian.

A conversation moderated by Marie Chênel, art critic and curator.

11 rue Duguay-Trouin
75006 Paris
Metro : St Placide (line 4)
Rennes/Notre Dame-des-Champs (line 12)

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