Laure Prouvost wins the 2013 Turner Prize

December 2nd, 2013

Laure Prouvost in her studio in London
Laure Prouvost, via The Guardian

Tonight Laure Prouvost was awarded the Turner Prize of £25,000 ($33,850).  Prouvost was nominated for her works, Wantee, commissioned with Grizedale Arts, which was shown as part of the Schwitters in Britain exhibition at Tate Britain, and Farfromwords: car mirrors eat raspberries when swimming through the sun, to swallow sweet smells, which was made during her residency in Italy as the recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women and which was exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery.  Born in Lille, France in 1978, Prouvost has lived in London since she began studying at Central St. Martins arts college.  Prouvost is known for films which frequently employ deliberate language misuse, text and image juxtapositions, fast-paced cuts, montage, and which are situated within atmospheric installations.  The 2013 Turner Prize exhibition runs until January 5th, 2014 at Ebrington in Derry~Londonderry.

Laure Prouvost, Wantee (Installation View), via Turner Prize

Laure Prouvost, Wantee (Installation View), via Turner Prize

Laure Prouvost, Farfromwords (Installation View), via Turner Prize
Laure Prouvost, Farfromwords: car mirrors eat raspberries when swimming through the sun, to swallow sweet smells (Installation View), via Turner Prize

— J. Mason

Read more:
Turner Prize 2013 [Exhibition Site]
City of Culture 2013 [Derry-Londonderry]