The Blackout in New York by the winner of the Prix Meurice for contemporary art 2009-2010
25 February 2010
Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil from the gallery In Situ, winner of the 'Prix Meurice 2010' for Contemporary Art, is preparing to exhibit in his 'Blackout in New York'.
Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil from the gallery In Situ, winner of the 'Prix Meurice 2010' for Contemporary Art, is preparing to exhibit in his 'Blackout in New York'. For the first time ever, the winner of the Prix Meurice is exhibiting an unusual and original presentation, which artificially extinguishes the lights of New York city, from a strategic and panoramic point of view. From 28 February to 5 March 2010, Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil will deliver a miniature Blackout from the tower of the New York Palace hotel. Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil is inviting the public to experience his 'Blackout in New York' communally on the night of 4 and 5 March 2010. Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil will be present on the night to guide visitors through the original experience. The Blackout will be showcased immediately afterwards at the In Situ gallery in Paris from 18 March 2010, and before the end of 2010, a new blackout project in Tokyo will be revealed. But before that, let's meet on 4th March from 6pm on at the Hotel The New York Palace, for the first Blackout of 2010! Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil was awarded the 'Prix Meurice 2009/10' for his Blackout project of New York and Tokyo. The annual art prize, judged by a panel of professionals, consists of a €20 000 prize with the aim to help young talents of the French art scene to shine on an international stage. "The Blackout project proposes to turn out the lights of great city skylines. Through a windowpane with a panoramic view, each light is blocked out by marking a black spot on the glass, until little by little the city lights disappear. This exterior light elimination is done at night". Quotation by Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil Apply for the next session of the Prix Meurice for contemporary art 2010/2011 by downloading the document on: www.lemeurice.com Visit www.prixmeuricepourlartcontemporain.com
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