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Artist Theaster Gates shares £40,000 Artes Mundi prize

Artes Mundi winner Theaster Gates says he will share his £40,000 prize with the nine other shortlisted artists.

Chicago-based Gates took first prize for his installation which he says challenges the dominance of Christian ideology in the western world.

He said: "Winning this award is my validation that this new body of work has a place in the world."

The artist told BBC Wales' arts and media correspondent Huw Thomas about his plan to share his winnings.

  • 23 Jan 2015
  • From the section Wales
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