Rapper’s Art Project Received Edvard Munch Art Award
French artist received $59,000 for the audiovisual installation in hip-hop style.
Camille Henrot from France became the first winner of Edvard Munch Art Award after the ten-year break in awarding the artists with it, Аrtforum reports. For the art project called «Grosse Fatigue», dedicated to the cultural myths of the world nations, she received teh prize of $59,000 and the chance to organize a solo show in the museum.
The artist presented cultural differences between countries in a hip-hop song, which a rapper performs while standing with his back to the spectators, and a mix of conceptual videos.
Henrot has worked on the project since 2013 with the support of the Smithsonian Institution. Last year the project has already been nominated for Hugo Boss Prize, and was the recipient of Nam June Paik award and the 55th Venice Biennale’s Silver Lion. The artist told more about her work in the interview.