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Turner Prize 2012 – The Nominees

May 1, 2012

Nominations for this year’s Turner Prize have been announced today, and are as follows:

  • Spartacus Chetwynd
  • Luke Fowler
  • Paul Noble
  • Elizabeth Price

I would have to say that for me, and it seems a fairly popular opinion, it would have to be Elizabeth Price. Slightly biased, as she was a tutor at the University which I attended, I know how eloquently she can describe her work and the theory and thinking behind it.
I’m slightly intrigued by Spartacus Chetwynd’s sculptural installations and performances, although from what I have seen before they seem to be verging on the ridiculous. I haven’t seen any of Luke Fowler’s work but I love the idea of using found footage to create a perception of the past. I would guess that it will be a tight running between Paul Noble and Price, due to the painstaking detail of Noble’s drawings, which depict a fictional metropolis.

The Turner Prize 2012 will be held at Tate Britain from 2nd October 2012, and the winner will be announced on Monday 3rd December. The jury is comprised of:

  • Andrew Hunt, Director, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
  • Heike Munder, Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
  • Michael Stanley, Director, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
  • Mark Sladen, Director, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
  • Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain
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