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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British artist Damien Hirst explores the way of bushido through series of painting

Albuquerque Journal 27 Jan 2023
Justice (from The Virtues),” Damien Hirst, 2021, laminated giclée print on aluminium composite panel, 47.24x37.8 inches, edition of 1005. (Courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery) ... Hirst has received many accolades throughout his career, including Tate Britain's Turner Prize and is considered one of the most influential contemporary artists. 'Damien Hirst....

Grayson Perry peels back the layers of Englishness as he meets lots of adults dressed in funny clothes

Irish Independent 26 Jan 2023
Only England could have produced Grayson Perry. He is a potter and Turner Prize winner who grew up in both financial and emotional poverty — he was not too fond of his mother — and was recently knighted. This is a long way of saying that Grayson Perry was made for television ... Their previous protest had been on the Duke of Beaufort’s land ... ....

Page Turners reading list 4.0: the books featured in this week's show

RTE 25 Jan 2023
Did you enjoy the latest episode of RTÉ's new book show with a difference, Page Turners? If you missed it, you can catch catch up here, via RTÉ Player ... This Booker Prize-nominated novel proved to be a nostalgic read for our Page Turners ... THE LAST TO DISAPPEAR - JO SPAIN ... Over the series of Page Turners, our book clubs read a wide variety of books ... 1 ... 2....

Museums unite in UK’s largest art collaboration to inspire environmental change

AOL 24 Jan 2023
Leading artists are also creating artworks to inspire children to take part, including singer-songwriter FKA Twigs, Fourth Plinth whipped cream sculpture creator Heather Phillipson and Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger ... Ms Waldman said....

Walker celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with day of remembrance

The Advocate 23 Jan 2023
Residents of Walker celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan ... The winners, who were awarded cash prizes, were Kanryne Turner, elementary school; Veronica Rhodes, upper elementary; Mia Peters, high school; and Jaelyn Myles, college ... “These talented young students have given us the message that I’m sure Dr. King would have wanted all of us to hear. Dr ... ....

Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art awards outstanding artists

B & FT Online 21 Jan 2023
The prize was limited to paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, carvings and installations ... Inspired by the world’s most famous art prize, UK’s Turner Prize, he said Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art aims to encourage talented West African artists to pursue their dreams by supporting them in building sustainable careers in art....

10 art exhibitions to visit in 2023: From Flower Fairies to If Not Now, When?

Metro UK 20 Jan 2023
From modern art, such as the Turner Prize, to something that’ll appeal to the kids, like Raymond Briggs ... The Turner Prize-winner’s show promises intricate sculptures, elaborate prints and enormous textile beauties, including Essex House Tapestries, all created with Grayson’s trademark wit ... The Turner Prize....

Rachel Whiteread calls for end to Trafalgar Square fourth plinth sculptures

The Guardian 19 Jan 2023
Artist says programme needs ‘rethink’ amid evidence that sculptors cannot find permanent homes for their work ......

Art Industry News: Angelina Jolie's 19-Year-Old Son Is Reportedly An Artist And Has Already Landed ...

MENA FN 19 Jan 2023
(MENAFN - USA Art News) NEED-TO-READ Rachel Whiteread Calls for End of the Fourth Plinth – The Turner Prize-winner wants to end London's Fourth Plinth sculpture program at Trafalgar Square, ... ....

Impervious heading straight to Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase

Sporting Life 18 Jan 2023
The JP McManus-owned seven-year-old took her tally to three from three over the larger obstacles when downing an above-average cast at Punchestown on Sunday, adding that Grade Three prize to the ......

Grace Wales Bonner pays homage to black icons in Paris show

The Observer 18 Jan 2023
There are not many designers who can enlist the Pulitzer prize-winning musician Kendrick Lamar, the Turner prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid and the Jamaican national football team to work on a collection....

Grayson Perry on plans to wear a dress to receive knighthood

Irish Independent 17 Jan 2023
“I politely ignore it ... Words become flags and there are a lot of battles out there.”Sir Grayson won the Turner Prize in 2003 after being nominated for the piece Claire’s Coming Out Dress and a collection of vases depicting the dark recesses of life ... “That was great news ... ....

Bouchon Racine, London: ‘I am a huge, dribbling admirer’ – restaurant review

The Observer 15 Jan 2023
There are film critics who, presented with a Martin Scorsese movie, can be guaranteed to rave ... This is the restaurant review equivalent ... The likes of Mick Jagger, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney all ate there over the years. Famously, the most prized table was set back in its own curtained alcove and, being numbered G3, was nicknamed the G-Spot ... ....

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