The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 04, 2012
 

Elizabeth Price wins UK's Turner Prize for arts

 
 

LONDON (AP) - Video artist Elizabeth Price, who uses collage and clutter to explore people's relationship to consumer culture, was named the winner of British art's much-coveted - and much-mocked - Turner Prize on Monday.

Price, a London-based musician and co-founder of 1980s indie-pop group Talulah Gosh, beat three other finalists to snag the 25,000 pound (S$48,900) prize, which is awarded annually to a British artist under 50.

She was presented with the award by actor Jude Law at a ceremony at London's Tate Britain gallery.

The judges praised Price's "seductive and immersive" video installations, which combine moving images, text and music.