...and the winner is Laure Prouvost!!


I am delighted to share this amazing news: Laure Prouvost, French artist based in London, just won the 2013 Turner Prize.
The announcement arrived from Derry-Londonderry (Northern Irland).
French artist Laure Prouvost poses with her artwork titled Wantee. (Credit: AFP)
As I posted before in this blog, the shortlisted artists were: Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shringley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Laure Prouvost (left), Lynette Yiadom-Boake (right) and David Shrigley (centre) in Londonderry
Prouvost' installation entitled Wantee is inspired by the artist Kurt Schwitters. 
It is a story that mixes fiction and reality telling about a grandfather who was a conceptual artist friend with Schwitters. 
The film is shown in a room arranged as for a tea party. In fact the title refers to Schwitters's girlfriend who was used to offering tea to visitors by asking "Want tea?".
Laure Prouvost, Wantee 2013

Laure Prouvost, Wantee 2013 Mixed media, video: 14 minutes
Photo © Hydar Dewach
Courtesy the artist and MOT International
Laure Prouvost, Wantee 2013

Laure Prouvost, Wantee 2013 Mixed media, video: 14 minutes
Courtesy the artist and MOT International
Laure Prouvost, Still from ‘Wantee’, 2013
 Laure Prouvost Still from Wantee 2013

Laure Prouvost, Wantee 2013 
Judges said about her work: "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."

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