Paris based artist Julien Prévieux has been awarded this year's Prix Marcel Duchamp. Prévieux's work engages with and exposes the systems, structures and semantics of economics and technology and includes The Totality of True Propositions (Before), 2009, a bookcase of books on subjects rendered obsolete and What Shall We Do Next?, 2007-2011, an animation of hand gestures relating to American patents taken out for devices yet to be invented, such as laptops and games consoles. Prévieux receives €35,000 euros plus €30,000 towards the production of new work, which will be be shown at the Centre Pompidou in 2015.
The other finalists for the prize wereThéo Mercier, Florian et Michaël Quistrebert, and Evariste Richer.
28 October 2014