Thursday, 5 December 2013

Review of Turner Prize 2013 at Building 80/81, Ebrington, Derry~Londonderry

Turner Prize 2013
Building 80/81, Ebrington, Derry~Londonderry
23 October 2013 – 5 January 2014
The French-born film and installation artist Laure Prouvost (born Croix-Lille, 1978) has won the 29th Turner Prize. That makes it two years in a row that my personal favourite has won. Maybe I should take up gambling? Then again, maybe not, as I wouldn’t in a month of Sundays have placed my money where my heart was. The bookies’ favourite for most of the run-up was Glaswegian jester David Shrigley (born Macclesfield, 1968), while word about town (aka the art world) favoured Germano-British performance artist Tino Sehgal (born London, 1976). Then there was the alternative of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born London, 1977), the first black woman to be nominated.

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