The Art Newspaper – France’s culture ministry has lent support to a women’s contemporary art prize launched by AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions), founded by Camille Morineau, the new director of the Monnaie de Paris. In January, French culture minister Audrey Azoulay awarded the prize at the ministry in Paris to two artists, 36-year-old Laetitia Badaut Haussmann, who creates photographic prints and sculptures, and 93-year-old painter Judit Reigl.
Morineau asked four art professionals to each propose two women artists: an emerging artist and an artist whose career began 20 years ago. Works by the eight nominated artists are exhibited in the windows of the culture ministry until 31 March 2017. – read more