Arts & Culture

October 2013

Turner Prize Exhibition

23.10.13 - 05.01.14
Ebrington Square, Derry

Set up in 1984, the Turner Prize is an award that celebrates new developments in contemporary art. It is awarded each year to a British artist under the age of 50, who has made an outstanding contribution in the last year. The winner is awarded a prize fund of £25,000, and gains considerable international prestige and attention.

The four shortlisted artists, selected by an independent jury, present their work at an annual exhibition at Tate Britain, before the winner is announced in December. The shortlist for 2013 consists of : Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The winner will be announced on December 2nd.

The Turner Prize invariably provokes debate and controversy about contemporary art. The roll-call of previous winners is undoubtedly impressive: past winners include Howard Hodgkin, Gilbert & George, Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Gillian Wearing and Grayson Perry.

The current holder of the Turner Prize, announced in December 2012, is Elizabeth Price whose winning entry was a video entitled 'The Woolworths Choir of 1979'.

This year the Turner Prize leaves Britain for the first time, and will be on show in Derry, to coincide with its award as the 2013 City of Culture.

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