11 SEPT. RE­GARDS VERS LE FU­TUR

DE QUOI SE­RA FAIT L’AVE­NIR DE L’ART ? DE­PUIS VINGT ANS, LA FON­DA­TION RICARD IN­VITE CHAQUE AN­NÉE UN CU­RA­TEUR À RÉ­PONDRE À CETTE QUES­TION À TRA­VERS UNE SÉ­LEC­TION DE JEUNES AR­TISTES. TROIS COM­MIS­SAIRES EM­BLÉ­MA­TIQUES REJOUENT L’EXER­CICE POUR NU­MÉ­RO ART. AUX M

Numero Art - - La Une - PRO­POS RE­CUEILLIS PAR INGRID LUQUET-GAD. IL­LUS­TRA­TIONS PAR JÉ­RÔME VERBRACKEL REVISITING THE RICARD Ni­co­las Bour­riaud, di­rec­tor of La Pa­na­cée EN

FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS, THE FON­DA­TION D’EN­TRE­PRISE RICARD HAS AWARDED AN ANNUAL PRIZE TO A CONTEMPORARY AR­TIST CHOSEN FROM A SELECTION PUT FORWARD BY AN INDEPENDENT CURATOR. FOR NU­MÉ­RO ART, THREE OF THE CURATORS IN QUES­TION REPLAYED THE EXERCISE. “For the 10th an­ni­ver­sa­ry of the Ricard Prize in 2008, I came up with a ra­ther spe­cial selection en­tit­led La Consis­tance du vi­sible, which al­so paid tri­bute to art cri­tic Ber­nard La­marche-va­del. It com­pri­sed two sec­tions. First a selection of more his­to­ri­cal, but just as par­ti­cu­lar, ar­tists, set the tone for the rest of the ex­hi­bi­tion. So you went from small pieces by Agnès Var­da or Ro­man Opal­ka to the works by the young ar­tists I’d chosen for the prize: Abra­ham Poin­che­val, Cy­prien Gaillard, Ju­lien Dis­crit, Ca­mille Hen­rot, Em­ma­nuelle Lai­né, Gyan Pan­chal, Li­li Rey­naud De­war, Laurent Tixa­dor and Ra­phaël Zar­ka. For me it was ob­vious that there was this ge­ne­ra­tion of ar­tists preoc­cu­pied with ar­chives, mu­seal concerns, me­mo­ry and the past in ge­ne­ral. To be ho­nest I don’t real­ly re­mem­ber whe­ther I in­sis­ted on that as­pect at the time, but in re­tros­pect, it seems pret­ty clear. The ear­ly days

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