Turner Prize Nominations

This morning Tate’s Turner Prize announced this year’s cohort of contemporary art hot-shots. Nominees are artists Duncan Campbell, James Richards, Ciara Phillips and Tris Vonna-Michell.  This year’s exhibition and final prize announcement is to be hosted by Tramway, Glasgow and two of the artist’s selected are based in the city. This year’s jury includes Stefan Kalmar of Artist’s Space (New York), Helen Legg of Spike Island (Bristol) and Sarah McCrory of Glasgow International Festival.

Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain and chair of the jury, said: “The four shortlisted artists share a strong international presence and an ability to adapt, re-stage and reinterpret their own and others’ works, very often working in a collaborative social contexts.”

The Nominees:

Duncan Campbell  

Nomination for: Scotland’s entry in last year’s Venice Biennale It for Others (2013). This video work is described as a reflection on the documentary by the French filmmakers Chris Marker and Alain Resnais about African art made in 1953.  http://venicebiennale.britishcouncil.org/media/video/item/duncan-campbell-interview-venice-2013


Ciara Phillips 

Nomination for: A community-centred project The Workshop (2010-ongoing) developed and shown at The Showroom Gallery London, where she set up a temporary print studio and invited artists, designers, and local women’s groups to develop and produce new screen prints. http://vimeo.com/86766759


James Richards

Nomination for: The video work Rosebud, (2013) shown as part “The Encyclopedic Palace” at the 55th Venice Biennale. http://www.contemporaryartdaily.com/2013/06/venice-james-richards-at-the-arsenale/


Tris Vonna-Michell 

Nomination for: Postscript I (Berlin), a multi-faceted installation shown at the Jan Mot gallery in Brussels. This work employs two slide projections and an audio narration relating the artist’s mother’s childhood in Berlin. http://www.janmot.com/newspaper/pdf/janmotnews89.pdf



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