The four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize this year were announced this morning at Tate Britain. They are Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

The Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under fifty each year. Artists are nominated for an exhibition (or other presentation of their work) that took place in the twelve months preceding 16 April 2013. While the four shortlisted artists display their work at a Turner Prize exhibition, the jury award the prize for the originally nominated presentation.

This year the artists have been nominated for these exhibitions:

Laure Prouvost

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.

Laure Prouvost Installation view, Max Mara Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2013

Laure Prouvost
Installation view, Max Mara Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2013

© Laure Prouvost, courtesy MOTInternational, London

Tino Sehgal

For his project at documenta (XIII), This Variation, and at Tate Modern These Associations

Seghal’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.

Tino Sehgal and participants of These Associations Photo courtesy of Johnny Green

Tino Sehgal and participants of These Associations
Photo courtesy of Johnny Green

David Shrigley

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.

I'm Dead 2010 © David Shrigley, courtesy Collection Hamilton Corporate Finance Limited, Image courtesy Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

I’m Dead 2010

© David Shrigley, courtesy Collection Hamilton Corporate Finance Limited, Image courtesy Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

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.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Midnight, Cadiz 2013 Courtesy: Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo: Marcus Leith, London

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Midnight, Cadiz 2013
Courtesy: Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Photo: Marcus Leith, London

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 awards ceremony on Monday 2 December 2013.

The members of the Turner Prize 2013 jury are:

  • 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
  • Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain

Comments

Martin Carr

I'm backing Shrigley, he went to my brothers University and my Grandma's Art College and my Nurse says I am a dead dog.