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Award of the Turner Prize to a French artist

Published on December 3, 2013
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Paris, December 3, 2013

I welcome the decision of the Turner Prize jury, which has named young French artist Laure Prouvost as the 2013 prizewinner for her installation “Wantee”. It is the first time this prestigious prize has recognized a French artist.

This decision testifies to the vitality of contemporary creation in France and to its recognition on the international stage.

I warmly congratulate Laure Prouvost, whose original work combines, with great sensitivity, modern technology and traditional expertise./.

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