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Franka Holtmann gives out the Prix Meurice Award for Contemporary Art 2017-2018

Franka Holtmann gives out the Prix Meurice Award for Contemporary Art 2017-2018

Under the patronage of Jean-Charles de Castelabajac, this prestigious prize for contemporary art is awarded to plastician Morgan Courtois by the General Director of the Hotel Meurice in Paris, Franka Holtmann.

Franka Holtmann gives out the Prix Meurice Award for Contemporary Art 2017-2018

Since 10 years, the Hotel Meurice contributes to bringing out into the spotlight works by confirmed or budding artists. Faithful to its heritage, and to its vested interest in contemporary art, this flagship of the Dorchester Group, in Paris, created this event, under the impulsion of its General Director, Franka Holtmann, thus reinforcing its position as company sponsor in terms of young creation. 

Contemporary art, cultural strong point of the Hotel Meurice

Through this action, non-profit material support is offered to a French artist, as well as a gallery, to help establish notoriety abroad thanks to the visibility given to this international prize rewarded by a 20, 000 € check. This high-end event encompasses all the means of expression, whether plastic arts or visuals, paintings, sculpture, photography and video.

Hôtel Meurice Jean-Charles de Castelbajac - Morgan Courtois - Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Alongside Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and exhibition curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Morgan Courtois receives his price on stage. © DR
Hôtel Meurice stairs
At the detour of a staircase, Extraction, the work of Kapwani Kiwanga, brings about questionings on a story to be discovered. © DR

Morgan Courtois, winner of the Grand Prize

Amongst the six finalists of the jury, it's the artistic-olfactive project of Morgan Courtois that imposed itself as the winner of this 10th edition of the Prix Meurice for Contemporary Art, with Still Life XXII. Good news that will give birth to the fragrance « Fond de sac », associating scents elaborated during a journey in Provence. A project closely followed by the inside-track arty Paris crowd...

Hôtel Meurice - work of art
The Kiss, Still Life XXII and Walla Walla Reversed States are visible in the public spaces of the palace. © DR

Arty-show implementation at the Hotel Meurice