Thai film-maker wins UK contemporary art prize Artes Mundi

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul to receive £40,000 for his political artwork Invisibility

The Palme d’Or winning film director and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul has won one of the UK’s most important and lucrative contemporary art prizes.

On Thursday evening, Weerasethakul was named winner of the eighth edition of the Artes Mundi prize, a biennial competition rewarding political art from across the world. It comes with a prize of £40,000, the largest visual art prize in Britain.

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