Tate Britain has decided to cancel the most high-profile award in British art for only the second time in its history. The Turner prize 2020 was due to take place in the autumn, but it will adopt a very different format this year in response to the unprecedented upheaval caused by Covid-19. Continue reading
Damien Hirst’s severed cows in formaldehyde won it in 1995 and Tracey Emin’s unmade bed made the shortlist in 1999.
Now it has been announced that the winner of the controversial Turner Prize for contemporary visual art in 2019 will be revealed at Turner Contemporary in Margate. Continue reading
A cluster of red terrace houses doesn’t immediately call to mind award-winning contemporary art. But the Turner Prize has raised more than a few eyebrows since its inception in 1984 and this year’s winners appeared to have reinvented the competition once again.
They are the London-based architects’ collective Assemble who accepted the accolade at a ceremony in Glasgow last night (7 December). The winning work, entitled ‘Granby Four Streets’, is an urban regeneration project, which has seen the transformation of a rundown housing estate in Toxteth, Liverpool into a thriving community development. Continue reading