The prestigious art gallery Tate Britain announced its four shortlisted artists for this years Turner Prize, the visual arts prize that is has been awarded every single year since 1984 to a selected artist for their work, whether it be an exhibition or presentation.
This year’s exhibition showing all four artists work will be at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. After Hull was appointed the title of UK City of Culture for 2017 it only seemed right for the exhibition to take place there. The work will be on show from 26th September 2017 to 7th January 2018. The overall winner of the Tuner Prize will be announced live on the BBC on 5th December 2017. The winner will receive £25,000 and the three runners-up will each receive £5000.
The Shortlisted Artists
Discover more about the four shortlisted artists for this years prize.
Hurvin Anderson was selected for his solo exhibitions Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions at New Art Exchange in Nottingham and Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada. He stood out to the judges for not just his skill as a painter but also the underlying political tone to his work. His work resonates with current day issues of identity and belonging and he represents his own Caribbean heritage alongside this.
Image: Hurvin Anderson
Andrea Büttner was chosen for her solo exhibitions Andrea Büttner: Gesamtzusammenhang at Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen in Switzerland and Andrea Büttner at David Kordansky in Los Angeles. Her work includes a mixture of approaches through sculpture, video, painting and print making. Büttner’s work is inspired by religion, morality and ethics. There is a real overriding organic feel to her work, using everyday materials and inexpensive equipment to portray her ideas and inspirations.
Image: Andrea Büttner
Lubaina Himid was selected by the judges for her solo exhibitions Lubaina Himid: Invisible Strategies at Modern Art Oxford and Navigation Charts at Spike Island in Bristol. She was also selected for her work within a group exhibition called The Place is Here at Nottingham Contemporary. The exhibitions all discussed the contrasts between personal and political identity. Her work is considered as a mix of old and new work combined together, using techniques such as printmaking, painting, drawing.
Image: Lubaina Himid
Rosalind Nashashibi was chosen by the judges for her solo exhibition On This Island at The University Art Galleries at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts in California, and her participation in Documenta 14, an art exhibition held in both Kassel, Germany and in Athens, Greece. Her work is inspired by placed of human occupation, observing the goings-on in the areas and the relationship between the people and the place. The reality is then contrasted with a sense of fantasy.
Image: Rosalind Nashashibi
Find out the winner on 5th December 2017, and in the meantime you can visit all four shortlisted artists work at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull from 26th September 2017 to 7th January 2018.
All images courtesy of Tate Britain.