Laure Prouvost wins the Turner Prize 2013
The Turner Prize 2013 has been awarded to Laure Prouvost, it was announced at Ebrington in Derry~Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013, in partnership with Tate, this evening.
The jury thought her work was outstanding for its complex and courageous combination of images and objects in a deeply atmospheric environment. Building on personal memory, it weaves together fact, fiction, art history and modern technology.
Using film in a completely contemporary way, she takes viewers to an inner world, while making reference to the streaming of images in a post-internet age. The jury found the installation unexpectedly moving, developing far beyond its original association with the Schwitters exhibition.
The £25,000 prize was presented by the celebrated young Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, who received Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award nominations for her role in the 2007 film Atonement.
This year’s prize is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 to each of the shortlisted artists. The event was broadcast live on Channel 4 as part of a special half-hour programme.
Held outside England for the first time, Turner Prize 2013 exhibition is organised by Derry~Londonderry, the first UK City of Culture, in partnership with Tate. The exhibition is staged at Ebrington, in a newly converted building on the site of a former military barracks, and runs until 5 January 2014.
Turner Prize 2013 Exhibition
23 October 2013 – 5 January 2014
Ebrington, Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Exceptional Opening Hours
10.00–20.00 (Wednesday 23 October – Saturday 26 October)