In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the Turner Prize will forego this year’s edition and award cash prizes to 10 British artists instead.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani have been shortlisted for the coveted prize.
The four artists shortlisted for this year’s prize are being masked by the company Stagecoach, whose chairman was behind a homophobic political campaign in 2000.
Among this year’s nominees are a 30-year-old artist from New Zealand and a London-based collective that analyzes the architecture and urban design of conflict areas.
At 63, she is also the oldest artist to win the UK’s top contemporary art prize, which recently dropped its requirement that nominees be younger than 50.
All four of this year’s nominees for the UK’s top art prize have roots outside Britain.
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.
On Tuesday, Tate Modern announced the four nominees for the 2015 Turner Prize: multidisciplinary artist Bonnie Camplin, sound and performance artist Janice Kerbel, sculpture, installation, and collage artist Nicole Wermers, and the architecture collective Assemble.
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.
The 2014 Turner Prize was awarded this evening to the Glasgow, Scotland–based artist Duncan Campbell, for his film “It For Others” (2013).
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.
NOTTINGHAM, U.K. — Seeing both notebook and pen, a fellow spectator says with some disbelief: “Are you reviewing this? Well, good luck!” My challenges are well apparent, thanks to the inexplicable outbreaks of dance, song and puppetry.