Paris+ par Art Basel: Cyprien Gaillard

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The Artist: Cyprien Gaillard

Cyprien Gaillard is the recipient of numerous awards including the Arken Art Prize and the Award for Best Experimental Short Film, Melbourne International Film Festival (2016), Preis der Nationalgalerie (2011), the Prix Marcel Duchamp (2010) and the Audi talents Awards (2007). His work spans numerous mediums, including etching, performance art, public interventions, photography, painting, and sculpture, almost all created outside his studio.


Cyprien is known for creating work that interconnects history and nature, as well as humankind’s connection to both. He explores the beauty of failure and the natural collapse of things in general, and in particular, only deeply interested in ruins.


Another part of his creative work is centred on the legacy and future of contemporary architecture, which has led him to win numerous awards and honours, including the highly coveted Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2010.
The "Humpty/Dumpty" Exhibition Opening is happening today at 6 pm at the Palais de Tokyo.