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  1. Duncan Campbell Wins Turner Prize

    The 42-year-old Irish-born artist known for his experimental films has nabbed the prestigious award, and its nearly $40,000, for an “ambitious and complex” video. It For Others combines archival footage, fictional elements and a modern dance sequence inspired by Karl Marx — all as a response to a 1953 documentary about colonialism and the commercialization of African culture. While Campbell’s entry was the favorite to win, that hasn’t quieted critics, one of whom called his 54-minute “essay film” overlong and preachy.

    BBC, The Guardian, LA Times

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