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Turner Prize 2012
Tate Britain: Exhibition
2 October 20126 January 2013
£10, concessions available

This exhibition is free for Members and Patrons

Part of the series Turner Prize

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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Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price still from The Woolworths Choir of 1979 2012

Elizabeth Price
still from The Woolworths Choir of 1979 2012

© Elizabeth Price 2012

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

Spartacus Chetwynd

Spartacus Chetwynd Odd Man Out 2011

Spartacus Chetwynd
Odd Man Out

© Spartacus Chetwynd
Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ

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

Luke Fowler

Luke Fowler All Divided Selves, 2011

Luke Fowler, All Divided Selves 2011

Courtesy of the artist, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
© John Haynes

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.
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Luke Fowler All Divided Selves, duration 93 min
Screening times:
10.30; 12.10; 13.50; 15.30
Additional screenings Fridays:
17.30; 19.30

Paul Noble

Paul Noble Volume 3 2006–7

Paul Noble
Volume 3

Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
© Paul Noble

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.
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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 show’s history
Adrian Searle, Guardian

Impressive for all the right reasons… both appropriately mad and actually interesting
Zoe Pilger, Independent