Who do you think should win the Turner Prize?
This year there is an equally diverse and ‘is it art’ argument provoking selection of work up for the coveted Turner Prize Award. The whole collection of work is ready for you to view from today until the 6th January at Tate Britain, Millbank and it will cost you £10 to view, £8.50 if you are a student.
Artists in the running this year are :
Spartacus Chetwynd who has made a strange performance type installation utilising handmade costumes and a specific set where members audience lay down within the performance as they are told by puppets different predictions such as ‘you face a loveless future’, ‘beware of Dave’ or ‘you will lose your mobile phone next week’. Positive!
(Spartacus Chetwynd, Odd Man Out 2011, © Spartacus Chetwynd, Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ)
Luke Fowler an artist and film maker has a 93 minute film, All Divided Selves, that looks at the life and work of Scottish psychiatrist, R.D. The film has screening times daily of 10.30; 12.10; 13.50; 15.30 and additional screenings Fridays at 17.30 and 19.30.
Paul Noble has created a large technical drawing. It shows a fictional city called Nobson Newton and is a precise, technical drawing of poo people, some of which are enjoying orgies. Of course.
Elizabeth Price exhibits The Woolworths Choir of 1979 which takes “existing archives of image, text and sound to create video installations that drift between recent social history and fantasy,”
Whoever wins the prize, the people that have put together pre-existing footage, the man that has drawn poo orgies or the lady that wore a beard to the opening of the exhibition and wants to put everyone on a downer will go home with £25,000. Each one of them however gets £5,000 just for being short listed.