Goodman Gallery congratulates Kapwani Kiwanga on being awarded the prestigious 2020 Prix Marcel Duchamp.
Facilitated by the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the ADIAF, the prize has been given annually to an artist working in France since 2001.
This year’s judging panel comprised Bernard Blistène, Director of the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou; Gilles Fuchs, president of the Association for the International Dissemination of French Art (ADIAF); art historians Chris Dercon and Marie-Cécile Zinsou; Michèle Guyot-Roze, the president of the Fondation Hippocrène; Gitte Ørskou, the director of the Moderna Museet in Sweden; and Akemi Shiraha, a representative for ADIAF.
Alongside artists shortlisted for the prize, Kiwanga is exhibiting her work Flowers for Africa at the Centre Pompidou until 4 January 2021. For this ongoing project, Kiwanga consults with florists to re-create flower arrangements, which reference archival imagery from African independence ceremonies – and re-contextualises them in a contemporary white cube environment where they gradually wilt and die.