Turner Prize

The Turner Prize, named after the English painter J. M. W. Turner, is an annual prize presented to a British visual artist under the age of 50. Awarding the prize is organised by the Tate gallery and staged at Tate Britain. Since its beginnings in 1984 it has become the United Kingdom's most publicised art award. The award represents all media.

As of 2004, the monetary award was established at £40,000. There have been different sponsors, including Channel 4 television and Gordon's Gin. The prize has been awarded by various distinguished celebrities: in 2006 this was Yoko Ono, and in 2012 the award was presented by Jude Law.

It is a controversial event, mainly for the exhibits, such as The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a shark in formaldehyde by Damien Hirst and My Bed, a dishevelled bed by Tracey Emin. Controversy has also come from other directions, including a Culture Minister (Kim Howells) criticising exhibits, a guest of honour (Madonna) swearing, a prize judge (Lynn Barber) writing in the press, and a speech by Sir Nicholas Serota (about the purchase of a trustee's work).

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Veronica Ryan wins Turner Prize for evocative sculptures

The Philadelphia Tribune 09 Dec 2022
LONDON — Artist Veronica Ryan has won the prestigious Turner Prize for work that transforms materials including fruits, seeds and volcanic ash into elusive and evocative sculptures ... The Turner Prize judges praised the “personal and poetic way she extends the language of sculpture” ......

‘People wouldn’t show my work – or even reply to me’: Veronica Ryan on her Turner ...

The Guardian 09 Dec 2022
Now, her quiet, contemplative sculptures have finally been rewarded with the British art world’s biggest prize It’s the morning after Veronica Ryan won the Turner prize , a moment celebrated with her name being projected triumphantly on Liverpool’s vast Radio City tower, and it still hasn’t sunk in....

Turner winners of the future, Mr Turner himself and our favourite dinosaur returns – the ...

The Guardian 09 Dec 2022
The ones to watch from the class of 22, Turner’s masterpieces get an ......

Turner prize shows art turning to experience over youth

The Times/The Sunday Times 08 Dec 2022
A co-chairman of the Turner prize has hailed the triumph of experience over youth after 66-year-old Veronica Ryan won the contemporary art award ... The Turner ......

Sculptor Veronica Ryan wins Turner Prize

La Prensa Latina 08 Dec 2022
London, Dec 7 (EFE).- Sculptor Veronica Ryan was announced Wednesday as the winner of the 2022 Turner Prize, the United Kingdom’s most prestigious award in contemporary art, for a work honoring the contributions of Caribbean immigrants ... The Turner Prize jury praised Ryan for ......

2022 Turner Prize goes to Veronica Ryan

Hindustan Times 08 Dec 2022
George's Hall on Wednesday (07.12.2022), where the winner of the Turner Prize was announced ... Along with Ryan, Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard and Sin Wai Kin were also among the nominees for the Turner Prize; the shortlist was unveiled in April ... The Turner Prize is named after William Turner (1775-1851)....

Veronica Ryan Becomes The Oldest Person To Win The Turner Prize, At 66

MENA FN 08 Dec 2022
(MENAFN - USA Art News) Veronica Ryan has been announced as the winner of the 2022 Turner Prize in a ceremony at St George's Hall in Liverpool. The prize was presented by Holly Johnson, former lead ... ....

'Power! Visibility!': Montserrat-Born Sculptor Veronica Ryan Celebrates Her Win Of The 2022 Turner Prize

MENA FN 08 Dec 2022
(MENAFN - USA Art News) Veronica Ryan, a sculptor whose meditative work melds handcraft and found objects to probe issues of identity and cultural history, has won the 2022 Turner Prize, the U.K ... ....

Veronica Ryan wins Turner Prize for installations evoking Windrush and Covid

The National 08 Dec 2022
Jury recognised the artist's work as the 'strongest' of her career .......

Turner Prize 2022: Who is Veronica Ryan, the oldest winner of the prestigious art award?

London Evening Standard 08 Dec 2022
The 66-year-old sculptor took home a �25,000 cheque at the awards ceremony in Liverpool ... ....

Turnip Prize winner announced: Tribute to the late Queen wins spoof prize for 'c**p art ...

The Daily Mail 08 Dec 2022
The world famous annual award - in its 24th year - attracted 69 entries and is designed to satirise the Tate Gallery's Turner Prize by rewarding deliberately bad modern art ... Turner Prize by rewarding deliberately bad modern art....

Youth Knowledge Forum in Dubai discusses UN’s role in supporting and protecting youth

Gulf News 08 Dec 2022
Turner highlighted that the Lindau Meetings assemble large number of young scientists engaged in addressing the issue of climate change and offer a variety of arguments and suggestions for mitigating this issue ... Turner further stated that patience is the key factor to achieve success, and the most significant example of this is the late Dr....

Veronica Ryan is a sensational choice as Turner prize-winner

The Guardian 07 Dec 2022
... that usually impresses the judges – and cap the first Turner worth caring about in years Veronica Ryan is much too good to win the Turner prize – I feared....

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