A brief introduction to the nominees for the 2013 Turner Prize
Who she is
Like fellow nominee David Shrigley, Laure Prouvost makes art that is often very funny. Born in France, she moved to London just over a decade ago, and a lot of her work deals with miscommunication and things getting lost in translation. She makes surprising and unpredictable films, which are usually underscored by her deadpan narration and shown in atmospheric installations.
What they say
Language – in its broadest sense – permeates the video, sound, installation and performance work of Prouvost, yet she doesn’t so much as rebel against it as bend, unpick or re-form text and spoken narratives in any way she can.
Nick Aikens, Frieze
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The Turner Prize 2013 exhibition runs until 5 January 2014 in Derry~Londonderry. The winner is annouced Monday 2 December 2013