French artist Laure Prouvost wins Turner Prize in Derry

Monday 02 December 2013 22.09
Turner Prize winner Laure Prououst (left) pictured with nominees David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boake
Turner Prize winner Laure Prououst (left) pictured with nominees David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boake

A video installation by French-born artist Laure Prouvost has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Turner Prize winner in Derry.

The short film, Wantee, is a response to the artist Kurt Schwitters and is viewed in a mocked-up tea party setting.

The installation was in competition with a number of other works, including a blank gallery where people engage in conversations about the economy and a huge naked humanoid figure.

The exhibition for the prize, awarded for the first time outside England, is being staged in Ebrington Army barracks, a former military barracks, until 5 January.

Established in 1984, the Turner Prize is awarded to a contemporary artist under 50, living, working or born in Britain, who is judged to have put on the best exhibition of the last 12 months.

Previous winners include Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin and short-listed nominees receive £5,000 prize money.

This year's judges were Ralph Rugoff, the director of the Hayward Gallery, London, Declan Long from the National College of Art, Dublin, Annie Fletcher, from the Eindhoven's Van Abbemuseum, and Susanne Gaensheimer from the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt.