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Anish Kapoor receives Futurum Awards

17 October 2019 - 12h00

The members of the Futurum organization board of directors and its honorary president, Prince Albert, gathered yesterday in the Fairmont salle d’or II to give their 2019 award to the famous British artist Anish Kapoor.

After glass sculptor Dale Chihuly or photographer Marc Mawson, it is to Anish Kapoor, plastic artist and sculptor of monumental works, that the board of directors and its president, Kawther Al-Abood, have chosen to give the prize of this 9th edition of the Futurum Awards.

A legendary sculptor

Because of his great mastery of shapes and colors, as well as his innovative use of various materials, Anish Kapoor is considered to be one of the greatest living sculptors by the artistic community. While his talent earned him a worldwide recognition, the British sculptor is also known by the Monegasques, who had been able to admire his work Sky Mirror, a steel globe exhibited in the Place du Casino, inaugurated in 2007 by the Sovereign.

Promote futuristic projects

An award that highlights the work of the sculptor, but above all rewards his ability to reconcile his creations with new technologies. Indeed, since its foundation in 2009, the Futurum organization has set itself the objective of making discover and appreciate artists able to associate their talent with innovative techniques. It is in this logic that, in 2013, the members of the organization created these Futurum Awards, which reward renowned and emerging artists that create futuristic projects.

Lucas Leray

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