- 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.
The critical response has been largely hostile, with commentators describing Campbell's video as "overlong," "baffling," and "hectoring."
The judging panel, however, admired the artist's "exceptional dedication to making a work which speaks about the construction of value and meaning in ways that are topical and compelling."