The Turner Prize 2010 has been awarded to Susan Philipsz, it was announced at Tate Britain this evening. The £25,000 prize was presented by Miuccia Prada. This year’s prize fund is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. The event was broadcast live on Channel 4 News.
The jury applauded the distinctive, imaginative worlds of all the artists and the strengths of their diverse artistic practices. They awarded the prize to Susan Philipsz for the presentations of Lowlands at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and Long Gone in the group exhibition Mirrors at MARCO Museo de Arte Comtemporánea de Vigo, Spain. The jury admired the way in which her work provokes both intellectual and instinctive responses and reflects a series of decisions about the relationship between sound and sight. Philipsz’s work draws on the immersive properties of sound and uses her own voice to create powerful sculptural experiences.