Winner of Turner Prize to be announced
Following the launch of the Turner Prize exhibition on October 2nd 2012 which was described as ‘one of the most demanding and thoughtful [exhibitions] in the show’s history’*, the winner will be announced today via a live broadcast by Channel 4.
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 work of the four artists shortlisted for the UK’s most prestigious contemporary art award is currently exhibiting at Tate Britain after a hugely popular exhibition at Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in 2011.
Artists shortlisted include critics favorite and Invisible Dust artist, Elizabeth Price who was nominated for her solo exhibition at BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, in which she presented a trilogy of video installations.
Other contenders include Spartacus Chetwynd who was nominated for her solo exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, London; Luke Fowler who was 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 and Paul Noble for his solo exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, London
To tune in visit: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/turner-prize
* Guardian, Adrian Searle