**Installation artist Laure Prouvost has won this year's Turner Prize for her piece Wantee. The exhibition remains open until 5 January 2014.
Turner Prize 2013 is coming to Derry~Londonderry, the first time the award has ever been held outside England.
It is arguably the world’s most prestigious award for contemporary art, and presents the very best of current British art in a free exhibition. This is your chance to discover what is new and exciting in art right now.
Over recent decades the award has played a significant role in provoking debate about visual art and promoting public interest in contemporary art. Now in its 29th year, Turner Prize 2013 is being held in Derry~Londonderry as part of the City of Culture programme. It is shown in alternate years at Tate Britain in London and at a selected UK venue.
Founded in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art, the Turner Prize is awarded each year to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or presentation of their work in the preceding 12 months. Artist nominations are invited every year and it is judged by an independent jury. The 2013 jury is Annie Fletcher, Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Susanne Gaensheimer, Director of Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Art; Declan Long, writer and lecturer at National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, London; the jury is chaired by Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain.
The winner is announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 2 December.
The Turner Prize Shortlist 2013
For her new work Wantee commissioned with Grizedale Arts for inclusion in Schwitters in Britain at Tate Britain and for her two-part installation for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, resulting from a residency in Italy and presented in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. Her unique approach to filmmaking, often situated within atmospheric installations, employs strong story telling, quick cuts, montage and deliberate misuse of language to create surprising and unpredictable work.
For his pioneering projects This Variation at documenta (XIII) and These Associations at Tate Modern. Both structured and improvised, Seghal’s intimate works consist purely of live encounters between people and demonstrate a keen sensitivity to their institutional context. Through participatory means, they test the limits of artistic material and audience perception in a new and significant way.
For his solo exhibition at Hayward Gallery David Shrigley: Brain Activity which offered a comprehensive overview and new perspectives on his work. Including not only his well-loved drawings but also photography, sculpture and film, the exhibition revealed his black humour, macabre intelligence and infinite jest.
For her exhibition Extracts and Verses at Chisenhale Gallery. Yiadom-Boakye’s intriguing paintings appear traditional but are in fact much more innovative. Her portraits of imaginary people use invented pre-histories and raise pertinent questions about how we read pictures in general, particularly with regard to black subjects.
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 16 April 2013. 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 exhibition will be on show at Ebrington from 23 October 2013 - 5 January 2014.
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