Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture and Communication, congratulates Annette Messager, who was awarded the prestigious Praemium Imperiale 2016 in the category «sculpture».


Since the 1970s, the visual artist has made the diversion of female stereotypes the raw material of her work producing a strong, intimate and protean work and leading the visitor to confront the realities experienced by women.


Ten years after Christian Boltanski it is the turn of this great artist to receive this real «Nobel of the arts», crowning her positions, her courage and her talent.