Susan Philipsz, Turner Prize winner 2010, at the site of her sound installation Surround Me, commissioned by Artangel, in the City. Photograph: Karen Robinson for the Observer

Susan Philipsz winning the Turner prize is the right result, and I feel the same pleasure in her win as I did when painter Tomma Abts won in 2006. In both cases I was impressed by the artists’ originality – not a word you hear much in contemporary art circles, their inventiveness, and the difficult yet accessible pleasures their art can give.


Adrian Searle