Bertille Bak nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2023

Bertille Bak 2019_Courtesy Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection. Photo Maxime Têtard : Studio Les Graphiquants – Paris

We are thrilled to announce the nomination of Bertille Bak for the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2023.

After a rigorous deliberation of the jury, Bertille Bak is selected as one of four finalists of the 2023 edition of the Marcel Duchamp Prize. The exhibition of the nominees will take place at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from October 2 and for three months. The finalist will be announced on October 16.

Bertille Bak (born in 1983 in Arras, France) is a major female French artist famous for her anthropologically oriented dedication to observing ‘invisible’ societies in order to tell their often tragically charged stories. She does so with a lot of tenderness, evacuating her discourse beyond the stigma of judgment or of pure militancy. Instead, she chooses to “deal with”, creating with the people she meets whilst working on a project, a wholesome vision of their hidden worlds. Rather than denounce realities, she makes them felt. Although her artworks address such dark subjects as social injustice and poverty, they are usually filled with humor and derision: when hardships are too strong, one way of dealing with them is by self-distancing through laughter.

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