The prestigious Turner Prize is presented every year to an artist under 50, living, working or born in Britain for an outstanding exhibition in the previous 12 months.
This year’s prize has been awarded to Elizabeth Price
The prize was presented by Jude Law at Tate Britain on 3 December 2012 in an evening ceremony broadcast live on Channel 4. Don’t miss your chance to see the exhibition at Tate Britain until 6 January 2013.
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Nominated for her solo exhibition at BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, in which she presented a trilogy of video installations. Price reanimates existing archives of imagery, texts and music to explore our complex relationship to objects and consumer culture. Her carefully sequenced films guide us through immersive virtual spaces, derived from the cultural debris of the material world. Tweet #EPrice
Nominated for her solo exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, London. Combining a broad spectrum of historical and cultural sources, Chetwynd makes paintings, carnivalesque performances and sculptural installations utilising handmade costumes and sets. Chetwynd confuses the boundary between performer and spectator, creating an atmosphere of joyful improvisation. Tweet #SChetwynd
Performance runs from 12.00–17.00, every day
Nominated for his solo exhibition at Inverleith House, Edinburgh, which showcased his new film exploring the life and work of Scottish psychiatrist, R.D. Laing. Fowler interweaves found footage and new material into accomplished and immersive films that evoke the atmosphere of a particular era, revealing how the relationship between individuals and society changes through time.
Luke Fowler All Divided Selves, duration 93 min
10.30; 12.10; 13.50; 15.30
Additional screenings Fridays:
Nominated for his solo exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, London, which brought together the painstakingly detailed and engrossing drawings of the fictional metropolis Nobson Newtown. Undercutting the precise, technical drawing is a dark satirical narrative which unfolds in the micro-cosmos of these monumental works.
The Turner Prize
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 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the 12 months preceding 24 April 2012. 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.
The members of the Turner Prize 2012 jury are:
- Andrew Hunt, Director, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
- Heike Munder, Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
- Michael Stanley, Director, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford. Sadly Michael passed away on 21 September 2012. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time
- Mark Sladen, Director, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
- Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain and Chair of the Jury
One of the most demanding and thoughtful [exhibitions] in the shows history
Adrian Searle, Guardian
Impressive for all the right reasons… both appropriately mad and actually interesting
Zoe Pilger, Independent