This morning Tate Britain announced the four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2013.
The artists are Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. They have been nominated for exhibitions or other presentation of their work that took place in the twelve months preceding April 2013.
Laure Prouvost is nominated for her Tate and Grizedale Arts commission Wantee, and her two-part installation for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women Farfromwords.
– Prouvost’s unique approach to filmmaking, often situated within atmospheric installations, employs strong story telling, quick cuts, montage and deliberate misuse of language to create surprising and unpredictable work, Susan Holtham writes in an article at Tate´s website.
Tino Sehgal is nominated for his project at documenta (XIII) This Variation, and at Tate Modern These Associations.
– Sehgal’s intimate works are at once structured and improvised, consisting purely of live encounters between people with a keen sensitivity to their institutional context. Through participation they test the limits of artistic material and audience perception, the article says.
David Shrigley is nominayed for his solo exhibition at Hayward Gallery David Shrigley: Brain Activity.
– The exhibition of Shrigley’s well-loved drawings with his photography, sculpture and film offered a comprehensive overview and new perspectives on his work, revealing his black humour, macabre intelligence and infinite jest, Susan Holtham writes.
And Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is nominated for her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery Extracts and Verses.
– Yiadom-Boakye’s painted portraits of imaginary people use invented pre-histories and raise pertinent questions about how we read pictures in general, particularly with regard to black subjects, the article says.
Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at Ebrington in Derry-Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture 2013, opening on 23 October 2013. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony on Monday 2 December 2013.
The jury for this years award was Annie Fletcher, Curator of Exhibitions, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Susanne Gaensheimer, Director of Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Art; Declan Long, writer and lecturer at National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, London; and Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain.
The Turner Prize is an annual prize organised by the Tate gallery and awarded to a British artist under fifty. The award is named after the British romantic landscape painter J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) and was established in 1984. Today the award is considered to be one of Britain´s most prestigous awards. Among previous award winners has been Malcolm Morley (1984), Gilbert & George (1986), Anish Kapoor (1991), Rachel Whiteread (1993), Damian Hirst (1995), Douglas Gordon (1996), Wolfgang Tillmans (2000), Greyson Perry (2003), Mark Wallinger (2007) and Elisabeth Price (2012).