Tuesday, November 22, 2011


French artist Cyprien Gaillard, recently awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize for 2010 for his piece Dune Park (featured below)—at just 31 years old—is currently exhibiting his work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.  The artist—who's already had 20 solo shows globally under his belt—is collaborating with the Association for the international Distribution of French Art, the (ADIAF) to showcase, UR: a body of work that explores and makes commentary on ancient ruins and architecture that have either become extinct or are already on their way to dying out. 

UR encompasses Gaillard's research and interpretations within the past five years,  representing his views on archaic landmarks: how they are or aren't preserved.  The accomplished artist showcases his work through Polaroid boxes to prehistoric sculpture circa BC.  UR by Cyprien Gaillard will remain on view at the Pompidou until January 9, 2012. 

Have a watch at Gaillard accept his Marcel Duchamp co-awarded to him by French Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterand (above via artforbreakfast), as well as his Marcel Duchamp Award winning site-specific project by Alfonso Nogueroles (featured below).

Cyprien Gaillard's Dune Park

To learn more about UR by Cyprien Gaillard at the Centre Pompidou, go HERE.  We also recommend reading: CRONOCAOS:SIDE-EFFECTS OF SPACE CONSERVATION BY REM KOOLHAAS(OMA), as part of the on-going conversation of preservation of space and architecture.

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