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Turner Prize 2010 shortlist announced

Turner Prize 2010 shortlist announced: press related to past Turner Prize competition

Tate Britain today announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2010. The artists are Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz, Susan Philipsz and The Otolith Group.

Dexter Dalwood
For a solo exhibition at Tate St Ives that revealed the rich depth and varied range of his approach to making paintings which draw upon art history as well as contemporary cultural and political events.

Angela de la Cruz
For her solo exhibition, After at Camden Arts Centre, London. De la Cruz uses the language of painting and sculpture to create striking works that evoke memory and desire through combining formal tension with a deeper emotional presence.

Susan Philipsz
For presentations of her work at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and in Mirrors, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain. Philipsz uses her own singing voice to create uniquely evocative sound installations that respond to the character of specific, often out-of-the-way spaces.

The Otolith Group
For their project A Long Time Between Suns, which took the form of exhibitions at Gasworks and The Showroom, London with accompanying publication. The Otolith Group work collaboratively across a range of disciplines, in particular the moving image, to investigate overlooked histories through archival and documentary material.

The Turner Prize award is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. The Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 27 April 2010. It is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.

Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at Tate Britain opening on 4 October 2010. The winner will be announced at Tate Britain on 6 December 2010 during a live broadcast by Channel 4.


The members of the Turner Prize 2010 jury are:

Isabel Carlos, Director, Centre for Modern Art CAMJAP

Philip Hensher, Writer, critic and journalist

Andrew Nairne, Executive Director, Arts Strategy, Arts Council England

Polly Staple, Director, Chisenhale Gallery

The jury is chaired by Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain