Thru 23 October 2011
Established in 2000 by the Adiaf (Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français) in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, national museum of modern art and FIAC, the Prix Marcel Duchamp is intended to promote the international recognition of artists working in France, in the domain of visual and fine arts.
Damien CABANES, born in 1959 (Eric Dupont Gallery)
Mircea CANTOR, born in 1977 (Yvon Lambert)
Guillaume LEBLON, born in 1971 (Galerie Jocelyn Wolff)
Samuel ROUSSEAU, born in 1971 (Galerie Guy Bartschi)
Mircea Cantor was born in 1977 in Romania. In this film, he studies the paradox of an age in which traces are perpetually left and deleted. Tracking Happiness shows a group of women dressed in white walking barefoot across white sand. As they move in single file, each wields a broom to erase all traces of the woman who came before her. A harsh white light softens the limits of their immediate surroundings, which seem infinite. The mystical appearance of these women contrasts with the banality of what they are doing, and the music composed by Adrian Gagiu infuses the film with an uncanny atmosphere.
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In 1974. FIAC returned to the centre of Paris in 2005, at the Grand Palais, the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin des Plantes.