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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Philip Guston review — beyond the controversy, marvel at the craft

The Times/The Sunday Times 03 Oct 2023
★★★★☆. This is not the show we were expecting to see ... I was expecting trigger warnings, Black Lives Matter hashtags, safe spaces and recovery rooms for anyone affected by the issues raised ... Turner prize 2023 — Barbara Walker is the best of a limply earnest bunch ... ....

How Terry Schrunk emerged from 1950s bribery, perjury allegations as Portland’s ‘virile and popular mayor’

The Oregonian 03 Oct 2023
“There he is!” someone called out. Terry Schrunk bit down on his pipe and stepped awkwardly from the jail elevator. Camera flashbulbs popped. Reporters pressed forward, barking questions ... (The Oregonian archives)Oregonian ... The Oregonian’s Wallace Turner and William Lambert won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the vice scandal.) ... .......

Lubaina Himid: ‘I was a 50-year overnight success’

The Times/The Sunday Times 30 Sep 2023
In 2017, at the age of 62, she became the hottest new thing in British art when she was nominated for — and went on to win — the Turner prize ... Lubaina Himid — the Turner prizewinner struggles to get her point across ... ....

MLB errors are on track to set a record low for the 3rd year in row

Dothan Eagle 30 Sep 2023
... from August claims prize in Florida. Philadelphia shortstop Trea Turner and Washington shortstop CJ Abrams share the major league lead with 22 errors — the fewest in a full season for the big league high and on track to be two under the previous low set by four players in 2021....

American anxiety, Georgian fireworks and a Black British pioneer – the week in art

The Observer 29 Sep 2023
Exhibition of the week ... The four artists contending for the 2023 Turner prize, whose work is now on show at Towner Eastbourne, are each in their own way addressing our time of global multi-crisis – sometimes with humour, sometimes with direct confrontation ... This year’s Turner prize nominees confront our dystopian conditionMasterpiece of the week ... ....

Photos: Shortlisted entries for UK's Turner Prize go on display

Gulf News 28 Sep 2023
An exhibition of the shortlisted Turner Prize nominees opened on England's south coast on Wednesday, with four artists vying for the most prestigious - and often controversial - award in British art ... Barbara Walker, who are in the running for the #25,000 ($30,000) top prize....

Why Are Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Divorcing?

The Hollywood Gossip 28 Sep 2023
For the moment, the looming Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas custody battle is on pause ... This week, Us Weekly unveiled their cover story, including a detailed report on Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s split ... Sophie Turner attends the LVMH Prize Cocktail as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 02, 2023....

The Turner Prize Exhibition Promises to Tell Us Something About the Art of Our Time. In 2023, It’s Complicated (artnet AG)

Public Technologies 28 Sep 2023
The Turner Prize Exhibition Promises to Tell Us Something About the Art of Our Time ... Jesse Darling at Turner Prize 2023, installation view ... The annual exhibition of artists nominated for the Turner Prize has opened at the Towner in Eastbourne, a coastal town south of London ... Barbara Walker at Turner Prize 2023, installation view....

News in pictures: Thursday September 28, 2023

The Times/The Sunday Times 28 Sep 2023
The work of making neon signs is on the Heritage Crafts Association’s red list of endangered crafts in the UK ... The shortlisted nominees for this year’s Turner prize are Jesse Darling, Ghislaine Leung, Rory Pilgrim and Barbara Walker, whose work depicting the impact of the Windrush scandal is on show at Towner Eastbourne ... SIMON DACK/ALAMY. Sponsored ... ....

Turner prize 2023 review — Barbara Walker is the best of a limply earnest bunch

The Times/The Sunday Times 27 Sep 2023
If only this year’s Turner prize were bad ... We’re still feeling the impact of those experiences, and this year’s Turner prize exhibition reminds us that we must continue to examine the disparities in our communities, rethinking ......

Turner prize 2023 review: bring on the contenders – and the zombie apocalypse

The Guardian 27 Sep 2023
Towner Eastbourne The art of Ghislaine Leung, Jesse Darling, Barbara Walker and Rory Pilgrim will make you laugh, cry and possibly yawn as they confront the dystopian crisis we’re in What a dreadful fix we are in, socially, environmentally, politically ... This year’s Turner prize show, at the Towner Eastbourne, does both ... .......

Turner Prize 2023: Shortlisted artists' exhibition set to open

BBC News 27 Sep 2023
An exhibition by the four artists nominated for the prestigious prize is set to open in Eastbourne. ....

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