Press Release

Turner Prize 2000 shortlist announced

Tate Britain today announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize, supported for the tenth consecutive year by Channel 4. The artists are:

Glenn Brown for his exhibitions at Jerwood Space London, and at Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin, and Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles in which he showed the rich and complex development of his work, which poses questions about authorship and s tatus in art through paintings portraying works from old master pictures to science fiction illustrations.

Michael Raedecker for his arrestingly original approach to the medium of painting, his unusual use of materials and often haunting subject matter, and the further evolution of his work as seen in his exhibitions at the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and his current exhibition at the The Approach, London.

Tomoko Takahashi for her installations, characterised by a unique tension between chaos and order, seen in New Neurotic Realism at the Saatchi Gallery, London, and Generation z at PS1, New York, and most recently for her internet project Word Perhect with Chisenhale Gallery and e-2. You can view the project online at

Wolfgang Tillmans for his exhibitions at Interim Art, London, Städtische Galerie, Remscheid, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, all in 1999 and for a number of publications of his work which strikingly engages with contemporary culture while challenging the boundaries between art and photography and between the genres of portraiture, documentary and still life.

The Turner Prize will be awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 31 May 2000. The Prize was established in 1984 by the Tate Gallery’s Patrons of New Art and is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art. It is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.

The winner of the £20,000 prize will be announced at Tate Britain on 28 November 2000 during a live broadcast by Channel 4. Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at Tate Britain from 25 October 2000 until 14 January 2001.

The members of the Turner Prize 2000 jury are:

Jan Debbaut, Director of the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Keir McGuiness, Chairman of Patrons of New Art
Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of the Serpentine Gallery
Matthew Slotover, Publisher of Frieze magazine
Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate and Chairman of the Jury

An extensive events programme of discussions and talks has been organised throughout the UK, including Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton, St Ives and Sunderland. See also the Tate Turner Prize FAQs and the Channel 4 website.