Why the Turner Prize is so important
Laure Prouvost is a French artist who lives in London and won the Turner Prize in 2013.
Having attendend Goldsmith’s she has exhibited at Tate Britain and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Awarded the MaxMara Prize by the Whitechappel Gallery in 2011, much of her work is now in private collections which includes installation, collage and film.
She won the Turner Prize in 2013 for an installation named Wantee. The film is a reference to the habit of asking guests if they “want tea” thus, it contains complex and courageous images before taking the audience on a search for her fictional grandfather.
Beginning in 1984, the Turner Prize is awarded to a contemporary artist under the age of 50 every year!
Cezanne, The Bathers (1894). Oil on canvas, 127 x 196 cm. National Gallery, London
Why this painting is significant