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Mai-Thu Perret

I dream of the code of the west – Zurich Art Prize 2011


Since 2007, together with the Zurich Group, the museum Haus Konstruktiv has awarded the Zurich Art Prize once a year to a young artist who addresses the fundamental themes of Concrete, Constructivist and Conceptual art in an extended sense. The prize money of 80,000 CHF is linked to a solo exhibition at Haus Konstruktiv. After Carsten Nicolai, Tino Sehgal and Ryan Gander, Mai-Thu Perret (*1976) is an excellent addition to the ranks of the previous winners: she is interested in the cultural and art-historical avant-garde movements of the 20th century, particularly when they stand for emancipation and belief in progress. In her work, she connects diverse ideological and visual reference systems, scrutinizing the visions of modernism and the creative force of the utopian.


The Zurich Art Prize is a cultural engagement by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.

Additional support from Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich; Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, and Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung

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