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Turner Prize 2018

Naeem Mohaiemen Tripoli Cancelled 2017 video still © Naeem Mohaiemen
Luke Willis Thompson _Human 2018 film still © Luke Willis Thompson
Charlotte Prodger BRIDGIT 2016 video still © Charlotte Prodger
Forensic Architecture Killing in Umm al-Hiran, 18 January 2017 video still © Forensic Architecture 2018

One of the best-known prizes for visual arts in the world

The Turner Prize returns to Tate Britain for its 34th edition. The prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year as determined by a jury.

Tackling pressing issues in society today, the four shortlisted artists for this year are:

Forensic Architecture

An interdisciplinary team that includes architects, filmmakers, lawyers and scientists, Forensic Architecture’s work uses the built environment as a starting point for explorations into human rights violations.

The Long Duration of a Split Second. Screening from 10.00 on a continuous loop

Naeem Mohaiemen

Encompassing films, installations, and essays, his practice investigates transnational left politics in the period after the Second World War, the legacies of decolonisation and the erasing and rewriting of memories of political utopias.

​Tripoli Cancelled 2017 (93 min.) Screenings at 10.20, 12.00, 13.40, 15.20

Two Meetings and a Funeral 2017 (89 min.) Screenings at 11.00, 12.40, 14.20, 16.00

Charlotte Prodger

She works predominantly with moving image, sculpture, writing and performance. Her work explores issues surrounding queer identity, landscape, language technology and time.

BRIDGIT 2016 (33 min.) Screenings at 10.00, 10.40, 11.10, 11.50, 12.30, 13.10, 13.50, 14.30, 15.10, 15.50, 16.30, 17.10

Luke Willis Thompson

Working across film, performance, installation and sculpture, his works tackle traumatic histories of class, racial and social inequality, institutional violence, colonialism and forced migration.

Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries 2016 (9 min 10 sec)

Autoportrait 2017 (8 min 50 sec)

_Human 2018 (9 min 30 sec)

Screening from 10.00 on a contiuous loop

The 2018 jury comprises Oliver Basciano, art critic and International Editor at ArtReview; Elena Filipovic, Director, Kunsthalle Basel; Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director, Holt-Smithson Foundation; and Tom McCarthy, novelist and writer. The winner of the prize will be announced at an award ceremony in December 2018.

    Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture

    Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Installation View.
    Photo by Mark Blower

    Naeem Mohaiemen Tripoli Cancelled 2017

    Naeem Mohaiemen
    Tripoli Cancelled 2017
    single channel film.
    Commissioned by documenta 14. Co-commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation and Art Jameel. Additional support by Locus Athens, Hellinikon AE, and Experimenter.

    Charlotte Prodger BRIDGIT 2016

    Charlotte Prodger
    BRIDGIT, 2016
    Single channel video with sound, 32 Minutes
    All images courtesy of the artist, Koppe Astner, Glasgow and Hollybush Gardens, London
    Video still

    Luke Willis Thompson autoportrait 2017

    Luke Willis Thompson
    autoportrait 2017
    Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery 2017. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and produced in partnership with Create. Courtesy of the artist.
    hoto: Andy Keate.

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    26 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

    Extended opening hours for Late at Tate Britain on Fridays 5 October and 7 December

    To see all the films in the exhibition from start to finish it will take 4.5 hours. Please plan your visit accordingly


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    Meet the artists

    Forensic Architecture

    Read the biography for the Turner Prize 2018 nominee Forensic Architecture

    Naeem Mohaiemen

    Read the biography for the Turner Prize 2018 nominee Naeem Mohaiemen

    Charlotte Prodger

    Read the biography for the Turner Prize 2018 nominee Charlotte Prodger

    Luke Willis Thompson

    Read the biography for the Turner Prize 2018 nominee Luke Willis Thompson

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