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2016 Turner Prize Nominees Revealed

Contrary to Hyperallergic’s April Fool’s Day predictions, Syrian refugees are not included on the 2016 Turner prize shortlist, which was announced this week. The nominees do include the creator of a giant butt sculpture and an artist who convinced gallery attendees to ride around on a miniature train set.

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Grayson Perry’s Art World 101

Grayson Perry’s Playing to the Gallery is presented as a beginner’s guide to the machinations of the art world, though it also holds a mirror up to the so-called “certainty freaks” — members of the art world who have an axe to grind or are stubbornly set in their beliefs.

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2014 Turner Prize Nominees Are Here

It’s that time of year again — when the British art world picks up with excitement, expectation, and eye rolling over the announcement of the annual Turner Prize nominees. The contenders for this year, the award’s 30th anniversary, are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards, and Tris Vonna-Michell.