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The four artists nominated for this year’s Turner Prize span a diverse range of approaches but share an interest in unearthing and critiquing society’s physical and idealogical structures.
The artist Richard Billingham came to prominence in 1996 with the photo series Ray’s a Laugh, which documented the chaotic life of his alcoholic father and violent mother in a Black Country tower block. Now he’s made a feature film, Ray & Liz, about his early family life. Fisun Güner talks to him.
The prize’s jury praised the way the artist explores lived experience “as mediated through technologies and histories”.
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The concrete structure located in Dalby Forest in Yorkshire is based on the steel structures used to house labourers who were working to replenish the country’s timber reserves following the first world war.
This year’s exhibition at Tate Britain is dominated by film from all four nominees – Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson. Fisun Güner applauds a strong shortlist and compelling exhibition.
The Newcastle-born artist’s current exhibition at Baltic in Gateshead consists of a labyrinthine sculptural installation that is visually arresting and teeming with narrative. Fisun Güner talks to the 2018 Hepworth Sculpture Prize nominee about making work that reflects life outside the art world’s “pool of middle-class light”.
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The shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize, which will be exhibited at Tate Britain, has been announced and includes three individual artists and the collective, Forensic Architecture.
The winner of this year’s Turner Prize has had a busy and high-profile 2017, but while the attention has been welcome she explains that her major achievement over the last 12 months has been finding time to make “a serious amount of new paintings”.
Lubaina Himid has approached the fanfare surrounding her Turner Prize win with characteristic low-key charm and generosity. Sonya Dyer hails her influence and achievements and hopes she will now be properly recognised as a contemporary artist making vital work today.
PRINTED OPINIONS/Lubaina Himid (Turner Prize 2017) WARNING: Some explicit content. Today I was fortunate enough to attend a Hull 2017 Writing Workshop (Printed Opinions) at the Ferens Art Gallery, led by performance-based British Fine Artist Nicola Singh and supported by Art-Writer and Turner Prize 2017 Co-Curator George […]
Curated by George Vasey and Sacha Craddock and featuring artists Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Buttner, Lubaina Himid, and Rosalind Nashashibi, this year’s Turner Prize exhibition in Hull showcases strong and exciting work. Fisun Güner reports.
Yesterday’s announcement of the 2017 Turner Prize shortlist saw two artists over 50 nominated – Hurvin Anderson and Lubaina Himid – reflecting the recent decision to drop its longstanding under-50 rule. Fisun Güner welcomes the change, arguing that it better reflects the reality of many artists’ careers while also ensuring a particularly strong line-up for this year’s prize.
The shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize includes painting, film, drawing and installation and features two artists who would previously have been too old to be considered.
Tate, the organiser of the Turner Prize, has announced that the under-50 age limit is to be lifted.
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The Macclesfield-born artist wins the £25,000 prize and gives an emotional, politically-charged acceptance speech.
OK, so this is a bit of a last minute offering but I thought I’d throw my pennies worth into the ring. See also a-n’s review of this years Turner Prize. Whilst in London I went to see the curators tour […]
The Turner Prize may have grown lacklustre in recent years and its upper age limit of 50 looks increasingly problematic, but this year’s show at Tate Britain showcases the prize’s strongest shortlist for some time. Fisun Güner reports.
The photographic artist Wolfgang Tillmans has created a series of posters against Brexit and highlighting what he believes are the humanitarian and democratic benefits of the UK remaining within the European Union.
Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde shortlisted for £25,000 award, with three out of the four nominees working with sculpture.