Elizabeth Price Has Won the 2012 Turner Prize

(Courtesy Mot International via the BBC)

(Courtesy Mot International via the BBC)

Artist Elizabeth Price has won the 2012 Turner Prize for her 20-minute video work about the 1979 fire in a Woolsworth department store in Manchester that killed 10 people.

We direct you to The Guardian for more:

The focus and drive of Price’s work, the cutting and the atmosphere, mark her out. There are silences, bursts of music, a terrific play of words and images, and switches in tempo that take us from an analysis of church architecture to a reconstruction of the fire itself by the Manchester authorities. Her use of footage from the fire itself never feels voyeuristic or meritricious. She does a great deal in 20 minutes.

The award was presented to Ms. Price by Jude Law at the Tate Britain in London.

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