Established in 1984, the Turner Prize is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious contemporary art awards in the world. The prize is awarded to an artist under 50 years of age for an outstanding exhibition or presentation of their work within the previous 12 months.
The prize has returned to its original home of Tate Britain after exhibiting in Gateshead’s very own centre of contemporary art – the BALTIC. The winner of the 2012 award is due to be announced this coming Monday (3rd December) during a live broadcast by Channel 4, they will scoop a winning prize of £25,000, with £5,000 going to the other three short-listed artists.
Take a look at the four nominated finalists below and then go and see the work for yourselves at Tate Britain, which has been displaying the finalists work since October 2nd 2012.
Chetwynd was nominated for her solo exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, London. Utilising handmade costumes and sets, Chatwynd’s work revolves around numerous disciplines including painting, carnivalesque performances and sculptural installations. Confusing the boundary between performer and spectator with an atmosphere of joyful improvisation.
Nominated for his solo exhibition at Inverleith House, Edinburgh, where Fowler showcased his film that explores the life and work of Scottish psychiatrist, R.D. Laing. Focusing on blending found footage with new material, Fowler evokes an atmosphere from a particular era, to reveal how relationships between individuals and society changes throughout time.
Nominated for his solo exhibition at London’s Gagosian Gallery, Noble brings together his detailed and engrossing drawings with a dark satirical narrative that focuses on the fictional metropolis of Nobson Newton.
Elizabeth Price is nominated for her solo exhibition at BALTIC, Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Concentrating on our complex relationships with objects and consumer culture, Price presents a trilogy of video installations that carefully guide us through captivating spaces that have been derived from the material world.