Created by Art of Change 21 and its founding president Alice Audouin, the Eco-design Art Prize, to be awarded at the Palais de Tokyo on January 10, 2023, aims to promote the culture and practice of eco-design in artistic creation.
A recognized player in sustainable development, specialized in CSR and responsible communication, Alice Audouin is a pioneer in the reflection on the link between contemporary art and the environment. She was recently curator with Jean-Max Colard of the exhibition Novacene which was held from May 14 to October 2, 2022 at the Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille as part of the Utopia edition of Lille3000. This exhibition can be found in the catalog Novacène. Art & Climate Crisis .
The Eco-design Art Prize is a world first. It goes much further than the carbon footprint and uses a multi-criteria method, the eco-design, which starts at the design and production of the works, integrating the entire life cycle of the work until its eventual end of life. This prize is open to all visual artists living in France and not students, whether or not their practice and work theme include ecology, and covers all artistic practices (sculpture, painting, video, digital, performance, photography ...).
Revealed on January 10, 2023 at the Tokyo Art Club, at the Palais de Tokyo, the twelve winners of the Eco-design Art Prize are Pierre Clément, Raphaël Fabre, Pierre Gaignard, Agata Ingarden, Ángela Jiménez Durán, Eva Jospin, Ludivine Large-Bessette, Thomas Lévy-Lasne, Louisa Marajo, Vincent Mauger, Théo Mercier and Manon Pretto. They were chosen by a prestigious jury from 36 finalists previously selected by a selection committee from 278 candidates.
The Eco-design Art Prize has the Palais de Tokyo as its partner and the Maison Ruinart as its main sponsor. The project is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the ADEME (Agency for Ecological Transition) and is also sponsored by Guerlain.