TateShots: Turner Prize 08 – Part 1: Goshka Macuga and Cathy Wilkes

Nick Hackworth examines the work of nominees Goshka Macuga and Cathy Wilkes

Every year the four artists nominated for the Turner Prize stage an exhibition, giving the public a chance to see their work and join the debate about the best contemporary art in Britain. In the first of a two-part film, art critic Nick Hackworth reviews sculptural installations by prize contenders Goshka Macuga and Cathy Wilkes.

TateShots: Turner Prize 08 – Part 2: Runa Islam and Mark Leckey

Critic Nick Hackworth introduces nominees Runa Islam and Mark Leckey

In our second Turner Prize programme, art critic Nick Hackworth reviews the art of Runa Islam and Mark Leckey, who both work primarily with film. Islam deconstructs the language of cinema using techniques such as slow motion and robotically controlled cameras. Modern-day flaneur Mark Leckey’s key work is a performance-cum-lecture entitled Cinema-in-the-Round, that critiques the nature of the filmed image in popular culture.

Every year the four artists nominated for the Turner Prize stage an exhibition, giving the public a chance to see their work and join the debate about the best contemporary art in Britain.

In part one art critic Nick Hackworth reviews sculptural installations by Tunre Prize contenders Goshka Macuga and Cathy Wilkes while in part two he reviews the art of Runa Islam and Mark Leckey