Lights Going on and Off

Abraham Ritchie works at the MCA and is an art critic and historian.

The United Kingdom’s most prestigious art prize, the Turner Prize, was awarded yesterday. Congratulations to Elizabeth Price, who won the award.

In 2001, Martin Creed won the Turner Prize with the work shown below. We thought the occasion of the 2012 prize would be the perfect time to share this slightly hard-to-find video with you, plus a couple other of Martin Creed’s well-known works.

Martin Creed. Work No. 227, The Lights Going On And Off, 2000. In the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, learn more.

Martin Creed. Work No. 850 at Tate Britain.

We also thought our audience might like to see this video of Martin Creed’s installation at Hauser and Wirth, since a number of these works have made appearances at the MCA.