31 Jan 2013

31 Jan, 5:30 PM

Elizabeth Price
31 January 2013, 7.30-10 p.m.

Location: Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum
Language: English
Entrance: Entrance price to the museum
Reservations: It is necessary to make a reservation. Send an e-mail to reservations@stedelijk.nl, stating your full name, e-mail address, telephone number, and the date of the program you want to attend.

The Stedelijk Museum is proud to present the stedelijk|film evening with the Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price. Price’s work “The Woolworths Choir of 1979” (2012) will be screened during the evening, and the artist will give a lecture about her previous work. This will be followed by a short question and answer session with Price conducted by Bart Rutten (Collection Curator, Stedelijk Museum).

Elizabeth Price lives and works in London. She completed her MA in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art (London) in 1991, after doing a BA in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art (Oxford). Her works have been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Her recent solo exhibitions include: THE TENT, Bloomberg SPACE, London (2012), HERE, BALTIC, Gateshead (2012), The Woolworths Choir of 1979 (2012), MOTINTERNATIONAL, London, Choir, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2011). 

The Turner Prize is the most important British prize for contemporary art and is awarded to a British artist under the age of 50 for the best exhibition of the previous year. The prize is accompanied by a sum of 25,000 pounds. For her winning work, “The Woolworths Choir of 1979”, Price – a video artist – used the tragic images of a fire in a Manchester department store in 1979, in which ten people lost their lives. Price defeated three other finalists, including Paul Noble, who became famous for his drawings, the filmmaker Luke Fowler and the performance artist Spartacus Chetwynd.