Turner Prize winners 2012
Turner Prize 2012 winner was video artist Elizabeth Price. She is one of the best Turner Prize winners who got a most important prestigious and controversial art award.
This artist is a Yorkshire-born and is expert in archival images, text and music to create works. Her work is exploring the human relationship to objects and consumer culture.
She secured the Turner Prize winners prize and the money was £25,000 for her video installation, The Woolworths Choir of 1979, 2012.
The actor who gave Price this award was Jude Law at Tate Britain in London. She was so happy with this award.
The prestigious tuner prize is awarded to a British artist under the age of 50 who is judged to have put on the best exhibition of the last 12 months. But now the rule has changed.
Turner Prize winners 2012 nominees
The other nominees for the prize of 2012 were performance artist Spartacus Chetwynd, video artist Luke Fowler and Paul Noble, a visual artist.
Price is the least well known of these four artists and presented her as a “surprised” to win.
During her acceptance speech when she received the prize, she praised her comprehensive school education. She said that her career would be “unimaginable” without public support for the arts. She also told it was not possible for her if public did not support her.
Thanking the Tate, she also was so sympathetic for other artists who were the shortlisted artists for turner prize 2012.
Some Turner Prize winners comments in 2012
According to the Baltic Gallery in Gateshead, Price exhibited an art show earlier, Price told “draws upon historical film, photographic archives and collections of artefacts to generate fantasy episodes”.
At the exhibition at Tate Britain gallery where the nominees’ works were showing. In that art show Price Price combined old music, photographs, video footage and text to depict a tragic fire at a branch of Woolworth’s in Manchester. It was the year 1979 and 10 people died in that fire.
About art and Turner Prize winners Price said “When I started making the work, I didn’t know it would end up being about that subject. I believe art should be dealing with these subjects and I think art is a way to remember them”
Art critic Adrian Searle said: “Her use of footage from the fire itself never feels voyeuristic or meretricious. She does a great deal in 20 minutes. Its complexity has stayed with me.”
Mark Hudson said “This year’s Turner Prize has gone to the artist who is in most respects the most difficult and the most on the cutting edge of now, and yet is at the same time the least controversial,”
Turner Prize judges remarks
The judges of Turner Prize said they admired the “seductive and immersive” aspects of her 20-minute film, according to the judges it “reflects the ambition that has characterized her work in recent years”.
Her use of various material she created to make the fire created a “rhythmic and ritualistic experience”, they said.
Elizabeth Price was born in Bradford in 1966, this Turner winners artist received a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Oxford University. Later she joined the Royal College of Art and from there she obtained an MA in Fine Art in the year 1991.
She also received a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Leeds. It has made Price an excellent artist.