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Laure Prouvost has won the Turner Prize 2013

'Wantee' 2013 by Laure Prouvost (Laure Prouvost /MOTInternational/PA Wire

) 'Wantee' 2013 by Laure Prouvost (Laure Prouvost /MOTInternational/PA Wire )

Monday, December 2, 2013
8:00 PM

London-educated French artist Laure Prouvost has won the Turner Prize for her work Wantee.

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Laure Prouvost, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.  (Paul Faith/PA Wire)Laure Prouvost, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. (Paul Faith/PA Wire)

The short film, a response to the the artist Kurt Schwitters and viewed in a mocked-up tea party setting, won the award at a ceremony this evening in Londonderry, the UK’s City of Culture.

Three other artists had been nominated for this year’s award.

London-born Tino Sehgal’s work was This Is Exchange, consisting of live “encounters” between interpreters dressed in black T-shirts and the audience.

The piece has no actual objects or displays on show.

David Shrigley was favourite with his Life Model, a work featuring a larger-than-life naked robot which periodically blinks and urinates.

London-born British-Ghanaian artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye piece was portraits of six imaginary people, aimed at generating questions about how pictures are read in general.

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.

The exhibition for the prize, which has travelled outside England for the first time, will be staged in Ebrington Army barracks, a former military barracks, in the city until

January 5.

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.

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