Video Artist Duncan Campbell Wins 30th Annual Turner Prize


Dublin-born video artist Duncan Campbell won this year’s Turner Prize, one of Britain’s most prestigious prizes in contemporary art. Campbell was awarded for his film  online It For Others Purchase , in which he examines African art and responds to Pills Statues Also Die purchase cleocin suppositories Purchase , Chris Marker and Alain Resnais’ 1953 film essay about African art and colonialism.

Pills It For Others, which combines archival footage with new materials, including a dance number inspired by Karl Marx’s Das Kapital, was described by the jury as “an ambitious and complex film which rewards repeated viewing.”

Campbell joined UnionDocs this past February for Hyper-reality, a screening of three of his films in conjunction with MoMA’s 2014 Documentary Fortnight.

Campbell is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, which has produced four Turner prize winners in the last 10 years. Work from this year’s Turner prize nominees is being exhibited at London’s Tate Britain until January 4th, 2015.