Contemporary Artist Award - 2010
Pierre Huyghe is the ninth annual winner of the museum’s contemporary artist award.
The jurors wrote in their decision: “Huyghe looks beyond national boundaries to create an art that speaks to universal themes and experiences. His impressive body of work includes landmark video installations that have changed the course of contemporary film and video. He has continued to build upon this foundation, devising inventive projects that range from incisive social commentary to poetic moments of pure beauty. Simply put, Huyghe is one the most influential artists of his generation. We are as excited about what he will create next as with what he has already accomplished.”
Nicholas Baume, director and chief curator, Public Art Fund
Margo Crutchfield, senior curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Anne Ellegood, senior curator, UCLA Hammer Museum
Tim Rollins, artist
Howard Singerman, associate professor of contemporary art and theory, University of Virginia