Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg
The 3rd Edward Steichen Award was presented to 1983 born French artist Bertille Bak. She was nominated for the 2009 competition by Laurent Busine, Director of the Musée des Arts Contemporains du Grand Hornu in Mons, Belgium. Bertille Bak was awarded the prize in recognition of her subtle and innovative work with the dispersed mining community of Pas-de-Calais (France).
Ms Bak's videos, installations and drawings bear witness of her commitment and the refinement of her artistic expression, as she is constructing the memory of a disappearing community. Humor plays also an important part in her work, and poetry appears as an additional layer.
The Award ceremony took place on February 3rd 2010 at the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg. Special guest Marie-Jo Lafontaine, whose work is internationally acknowledged and regularly shown in Luxembourg, handed over the Award trophy to the laureate.
Bertille Bak was nominated for the 2009 competition by Laurent Busine, Director of the Musée des Arts Contemporains du Grand Hornu in Mons, Belgium.
- Joan Simon, Whitney Museum for American Art, New York, United States
- Kate Bush, Barbican Centre Art Gallery London, United Kingdom
- Stefan Berg, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
|Laurent Busine, Director of the Musée des Arts Contemporains du Grand Hornu in Mons, Belgium|
|Dr. Claudia Wiotte-Franz, Director Museum Haus Ludwig Saarlouis, Germany|
|Hélène Guenin, Program Director Centre Georges Pompidou Metz, France|
|Jean Petit, President Cercle Artistique Luxembourg|