The Meurice Prize for contemporary art
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The Meurice Prize
Since 1835, artistic creation has always been essential to the identity of Le Meurice. Along years, our Maison has always forged strong links with the artistic community, artists being from the field of music, paint or literature. Many of them have marked Le Meurice History, among the most important can be found Honoré de Balzac, Pablo Picasso, Edmond Rostand, Salvador Dali, Coco Chanel, Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Aymé, André Gide, Ernest Hemingway, Andy Warhol, Liza Minelli, Bob Dylan…
True to its heritage and its interest in the art of its times, Le Meurice founded in 2008 the Meurice Prize for contemporary art, and in doing so asserted its support of young artists. This act of corporate patronage is a non-profit initiative which each year provides financial support that will help an artist gain international recognition. This heritage is celebrated by several cultural and artistic events all year long, as a partnership with Louvre Museum, Sèvres – Cité de la Céramique, a national manufacture of Porcelain, or the Chinese Film Festival.
The Meurice Prize for contemporary art is an international award with an endowment of €20,000. It concerns all disciplines in the visual and plastic arts (painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, etc.) and distinguishes a project of international stature, proposed by an artist and their gallery, two weeks before the FIAC contemporary art fair in Paris.
Le Meurice celebrates this year the 11th edition of the Meurice Prize for contemporary art and is pleased to announce two new members of Jury; Nicolas Bos, President & CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels and Emma Lavigne, Director of Centre Pompidou-Metz.
The 2018 jury is composed of:
The 2018/2019 Meurice Price for contemporary art reveals its seven finalists :
The winner of the 2018/2019 Prix Meurice has been announced in October. The Jury selected a winning artist and gallery to jointly receive the Prix Meurice for contemporary art and awarded €10,000 to the artist and €10,000 to her gallery to produce the winning project abroad. An exhibition of the seven finalists’ works has been held at Le Meurice and was open to the public as part of the FIAC VIP experience.
Congratulations to Anna Solal from New Galerie, the winner of our 2018 Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art.
Anna’s dramatic kite-inspired sculptures were made with locally-sourced recycled materials from Mexico City, where she collaborated with local shops and sustainability organisations to collect items for her works. With the help of our Meurice Prize, we wish Anna the very best in continuing her success in the art world.
THE MEURICE PRIZE LAUREATES
- 1st edition – 2008/2009 – Zoulikha Bouabdellah and La B.A.N.K Gallery
- 2nd edition – 2009/2010 – Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil and In Situ Gallery
- 3rd edition – 2010/2011 – Eric Baudart and Chez Valentin Gallery
- 4th edition – 2011/2012 – Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc and Marcelle Alix Gallery
- 5th edition – 2012/2013 – Alexandre Singh and Art : Concept Gallery
- 6th edition – 2013/2014 – Neïl Beloufa and Balice Hertling Gallery
- 7th edition – 2014/2015 – Mark Geffriaud and gb agency Gallery
- 8th edition – 2015/2016 – Saâdane Afif and Mehdi Chouakri Gallery
- 9th edition – 2016/2017 – Lola Gonzàlez and Marcelle Alix Gallery
- 10th edition – 2017/2018 – Morgan Courtois and Balice Hertling Gallery
- 11th edition – 2017/2018 – Anna Solal and New Galerie
Works of art at Le Meurice
Le Meurice continues its act of patronage by buying some works of art from the artists participating in the Meurice Prize for contemporary art:
Etats Inversés – Walla Walla, Julien Discrit – Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Meurice Prize’s finalist 2016/2017