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Laure Prouvost announced as 2013 Turner prize winner

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Last night live on channel 4 actresses Saorsie Ronan announced Laure Prouvost as the winner of the 2013 Turner prize.

The show was hosted by Lauren Laverne and included a profile of all four finalists Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tino Sehgal, Laure Prouvost and David Shrigley.

This year the Turner Prize is being presented outside England for the first time, in the UK’s first City of Culture, Derry /Londonderry. The exhibition runs until 5th of January so you still have time to go and see all four finalists work.

Laure Prouvost is known for her films and installations, characterised by richly layered stories, translation and surreal elements. She was nominated for her work ‘Wantee’ which was shown as part of the ‘Schwitters in Britain’ exhibition at Tate Britain and for her two-part installation for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Founded in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art, the Turner Prize is awarded each year to a artist under 50 living and working in the UK for an outstanding exhibition or presentation of their work in the preceding 12 months. Over recent decades the award has played a significant role in provoking debate about visual art and promoting public interest in contemporary art.

Image Credits: Laure Prouvost, ‘Wantee’ 2013, Installation Picture: © Laure Prouvost, courtesy MOTInternational, London

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