Take a seat for the Turner prize

by ercol on December 13, 2013

Wantee laure prouvost mud cabinIt’s not every day one features in a Turner prize winning exhibit, so we were delighted that Laure Prouvost, this year’s winner of the prestigious art prize, chose a number of ercol chairs for her installation.  Wantee was about a fictional relationship between her artist grandfather and German artist Kurt Schwitters, whilst Farfromwords at the Whitechapel Gallery features video, sculptures & images.  Wantee arose after she was asked to consider the period that Schwitters spent in the Lake District after his exile from NaziTurner prize 01 Germany – the result was a muddy cabin, filled by art created by a fictional version of her Grandfather.  Against one wall is a rather muddied studio couch.  Around the table in front of a screen are a number of ercol Windsor chairs where visitors to the installation can sit.

The French-born artist, studied at Goldsmiths College and Central St. Martins in London.  The judges described her work as “unexpectedly moving, developing far beyond its original association with the Schwitters exhibition.”

The Turner Prize exhibition takes place at Ebrington in Derry, Northern Ireland, until 5th January 2014.

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