The Tate recently announced the four shortlisters for the Turner Prize 2015, which awards a British artist under the age of 50 in recognition for outstanding exhibition or other form of presentation of their work in the preceding year. The prize is regarded as one of Europe's most prestigious visual art awards.
The winner -- who will be announced on December 7 -- will win £25,000, and the three runners-up will receive £5,000 each. In accordance to the prize's tradition in being presented outside of London every other year, the prize will be presented in Glasgow, Scotland for the first time at the Tramway art space. Before the winning announcement, Tramway will run the Turner Prize 2015 exhibition, starting October 1 until January 17, 2016.
A young architectural collective and three artists were selected for this year's shortlist. Have a look at them below.
"Assemble have been nominated for projects including the ongoing collaboration with local residents and others in the Granby Four Streets, Liverpool. Assemble are a London-based collective who work across the fields of art, design and architecture to create projects in tandem with the communities who use and inhabit them. Their architectural spaces and environments promote direct action and embrace a DIY sensibility."
"Nicole Wermers is nominated for her exhibition Infrastruckur, Herald Street, London. Wermers creates sculptures, collages and installations which explore the appropriation of art and design within consumer culture. Her installation Infrastruktur adopted the glossy aesthetics and materials of modernist design and high fashion, alluding to themes of lifestyle, class, consumption and control."
"Janice Kerbel has been nominated for her operatic work DOUG, commissioned by The Common Guild at Mitchell Library, Glasgow Kerbel borrows from conventional modes of narrative in order to create elaborate imagined forms. Her precisely crafted works often take the form of audio recordings, performance and printed matter. DOUG is a performative work which takes the form of nine songs for six voices."
"Bonnie Camplin has been nominated for The Military Industrial Complex, South London Gallery. Bonnie Camplin’s practice, which she broadly describes as ‘the Invented Life,’ is characterised by the critique of existing power-structures, and spans the disciplines of drawing, film, performance, music and writing. The Military Industrial Complex took the form of a study room exploring what ‘consensus reality’ is and how it is formed, drawing from physics to philosophy, psychology, witchcraft, quantum theory and warfare."
In addition to the exhibition, Tramway will host a program of workshops, talks, tours and activities for people of all ages to get involved and be inspired by the creative work on show.
The 2015 Turner Prize Jury:
- Dr. Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain (chair)
- Alistair Hudson, Director, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
- Jan Verwoert, Critic and Curator
- Joanna Mytkowska, Director, Warsaw Museum of Modern Art
- Kyla McDonald, Artistic Director, Glasgow Sculpture Studios
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