Event: Turner Prize 2012
Location: Tate Britain, SW1
Opening early October at the Tate Britain is the Turner Prize exhibition of the shortlisted entries up for Britain’s best-known contemporary art prize.
The annual prize is awarded to a British artist under the age of 50, based on a work of art created in the last year. The winner will be announced on 3 December.
This year’s shortlisted nominees’ entries consist of two films, performance art, drawings and sculpture.
Spartacus Chetwynd’s entry is an eccentric performance by her carnival-like troupe. It is deliberately amateurish – a response to the professionalism of art.
The two films entries are by Luke Fowler and Elizabeth Price. Fowler’s “All Divided Selves” is 90 minutes long, an exploration of the ideas of the psychiatrist R.D. Laing, a film in which the viewer becomes an inadvertent witness to psychiatric sessions.
Elizabeth Price’s work is a video installation entitled “The Woolworths Choir of 1979” is spliced together footage, images, sound and text that floats between social history and fantasy.
Lastly, Paul Noble’s entry includes 10 drawings and sculpture of a fictional fantasy world called “Nobson Newtown”.