The Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim was created in 2001 by the Federal Office of Culture in cooperation with the Federal Art Commission. It honours achievements in the fields of art and architecture as well as curation, research and critique. It is presented to artists and architects, curators and researchers whose work played a key role in enhancing engagement with art and architecture and have fostered cultural dialogue in Switzerland and beyond. Each award carries prize money of CHF 40,000.

Publication
Coinciding with the award ceremony on 11 June
2018, the Federal Office of Culture is publishing
“Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim
2018”, containing portraits of the award
winners and interviews conducted by Samuel Gross
(Head Curator, Istituto Svizzero, Rome) with Sylvie
Fleury, Yasmil Raymond (Associate Curator,
Museum of Modern Art, New York) with Thomas
Hirschhorn and Stefano Moor
(architect, Lugano) with Luigi Snozzi.
198 pages, ISBN 978-3-9524712-3-4; German,
English, French, Italian; Editorial: Manuela
Schlumpf; Graphic Design: Vela Arbutina, Zurich.
Free copies of the publication are available in the
exhibition or can be ordered by email swissart@bak.admin.ch