TURNER PRIZE: Winner announced 2nd December 2013

December 2, 2013 by Georgie

This year the Turner Prize 2013 will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 2nd December 2013.

The Turner Prize was established in 1984, and is a widely recognised and prestigious prize intended to promote public awareness in contemporary British art. Previous winners include Elizabeth Price, Grayson Perry (2003) and Damien Hirst (1995). The nominated candidates are British artists under fifty, recognised for an outstanding exhibition or presentation of work in the twelve months preceding.

This year's judging panel is made up of Annie Fletcher (Head of Exhibitions, Van Abbeemuseum, Eindhoven), Susanne Gaensheimer (Director of Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt) & Ralph Rugoff (Director of Hayward Gallery, London)

The nominated artists are for 2013 are:

Laure Prouvost

Laure was nominated for her recently exhibited installation 'Wantree'  for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, presented at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. Her unique approach to film making combines atmospheric installations, with a strong narrative, humour and deliberate misuse of language, focusing on the subject of 'getting lost in translation'.

Laure Prouvest 'Wantree'

Tino Sehgal

Nominated for pioneering projects including This Variation at documenta (XIII) and These Associations at Tate Modern, Seghal's intimate works consist purely of live encounters between people and demonstrate a keen sensitivity to their institutional context.

At Tate’s Turbine Hall last year, he employed 70 well-briefed participants, to mingle with visitors, asking unsettling questions and engaging in brief, improvised conversation, before moving swiftly on. In contrast to performance, in which the audience are normally passive spectators, Sehgal’s work engages them to become active participants. But when it’s over, all that is left is the memory.

There is no trace left at all': Tino Sehgal and participants in his work at Tate Modern on July 22 2012

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye was nominated for her exhibition Extracts and Verses at Chisenhale Gallery.

She paints portraits of imaginary people, constructing them from memories of encounters with real people and scrapbook gatherings. Each work is completed within a single day – she says she never finds coming back to a work improves it. A writer and poet too, her paintings have a tantalising sense of narrative about them. Her paintings appear traditional but are in fact much more innovative. Her portraits of imaginary subjects use invented pre-histories and raise questions about how we read pictures in general, particularly with regard to black subjects.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s installation at the Turner Prize 2013
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Installation view
© Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Tate Photography: Lucy Dawkins

David Shrigley

Shrigley is nominated for his solo exhibition at Hayward Gallery, David Shrigley: Brain Activity. Including his drawings and photography his exhibition also reveals his humour, dark intelligence and jest. He also makes videos and sculptures, often with a surreal but affecting one-liner, such as in his most famous work, a stuffed dog holding a sign that says simply ‘I’m dead.’

Life Model 2012 (installation) © David Shrigley Tate Photography: Lucy Dawkins