Turner Prize 2014 won by Irish film artist Duncan Campbell

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  • Irish artist Duncan Campbell takes home the 2014 Turner Prize, worth £25,000
  • Past recipients include Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Chris Ofili
  • Mixed reviews circle the media as critics and audiences debate Campbell's work
A film that features a dance routine inspired by Karl Marx and examines African art has won Britain's most prestigious and controversial art prize.
The Turner Prize, which is worth £25,000 ($40,000), was awarded to the Irish film artist Duncan Campbell in a glittering ceremony last night.
His film, It For Others, which was described by the panel as "an ambitious and complex film which rewards repeated viewing", is a response to a "film essay" from 1953 about African art and colonialism.
This archive footage is interspersed with new material, including a dance routine based on the equations in Karl Marx's seminal work, "Das Kapital," created by the choreographer Michael Clark.
All of this is overlaid with a voiceover that imitates the style of a lecture.