González Prize 2014
On a joint initiative of Viviane Grimminger and Kosme of Baranano, the Juilo González prize was created in 2001. It is awarded each year to a world-renowned contemporary, living artist in tribute to the historic significance of his or her work. In 2014, Christian Boltanski is awarded the González prize. The IVAM, the Institute of Modern Art located in Valencia, Spain, has almost 400 works by Julio González: sculptures, drawings, paintings and decorative art objects in metal. These pieces come from various acquisitions and donations, mainly that of Carmen Martínez and Viviane Grimminger, heirs to the González estate. Each recipient of the award is given an edition of the sculpture "Femme à l'amphore II". Boltanski's exhibition "Départ arrivée" was held from July to November 2016, containing seven installations presented in gallery 1.