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Elizabeth Price, User Group Disco, 2009
© Elizabeth Price, courtesy MOTInternational, London
The Turner Prize 2012 has been awarded to Elizabeth Price, for her trilogy of video installationa at BALTIC. The £25,000 prize was presented by Jude Law on 3 December. The other three finalists each received £5,000.
'None of [the shortlisted works] are something you can "get" in a few minutes: you have to spend an hour or two with these pieces in order to really understand them,' says Tate Britain Director Penelope Curtis. Take the time to make your own mind up at the shortlist exhibition, which returns to London following its showing at Gateshead last year.
The prize is awarded for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation in the year preceding 24 April, and up for consideration this year are Spartacus Chetwynd's 'carnivalesque' installation at Sadie Coles HQ; Luke Fowler's immersive film exploring the life and work of Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing; Paul Noble's painstakingly crafted drawings of the fictional cityscape Nobson Newtown; and Elizabeth Price's trilogy of video installations at BALTIC.
What the critics say
Noble is fully deserving of the prize for his extraordinary long-term project, but on the evidence of this show, Fowler would be my winner
The exhibition featuring the four nominees for this year's Turner Prize is a madhouse in which Spartacus Chetwynd's performance piece stands out
So this year it will be the least known artist who takes the prize: Elizabeth Price isn't just a good artist she's something much rarer, an important one.