Fish skin, snooker chalk win UK Turner Prize for Marten

Helen Marten, Turner Prize 2016Sculptor Helen Marten on Monday won the Turner Prize, at a London ceremony where the art world rallied against xenophobia and intolerance. The prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition, and has become synonymous with controversy in its 32-year history with previous winners including contemporary art agents provocateurs Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Marten, 31, impressed the judges with her sculptures from unusual materials such as fish skin and snooker chalk, described by the jury as "an exceptional contribution to the continuing development of contemporary visual art".

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