Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Susan Philipsz wins Turner Prize

Susan Philipsz has won the Turner Prize for her sound installation which consists of the artist singing three versions of a Scottish lament.

Philipsz beat stiff competition from The Otolith Group, Angela de la Cruz and Dexter Dalwood to pick up the prestigious award and the £25,000 prize money.

The artist told the BBC that the news had not yet sunk in that she was pleased for the exposure that the award will give her. The Stuckists have criticised the award stating that the Turner Prize should be awarded to a piece of art, not a conceptual piece of music. Apart from this criticism, the result has been applauded for given sound art a much needed "shot in the arm".