TURNER PRIZE 2017 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
Wednesday 3 May 2017 | 08.45
with Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain
Martin Green, Director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017
Exhibition opens on 26 September 2017
at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull
as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.
Award ceremony on 5 December 2017
26 September 2017 – 7 January 2018
Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG
for the announcement of the Turner Prize 2017 shortlist.
This year the exhibition will be held at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations. The exhibition opens on 26 September 2017 and the winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 5 December 2017 live on the BBC, the broadcast partner for the Turner Prize.
The Turner Prize is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation of their work anywhere in the world in the previous year. The shortlisted artists will be announced in May. Artists of any age will be eligible to be shortlisted and the Turner Prize exhibition will be taken into consideration by the jury as part of the terms of the Prize, alongside the projects for which the artists are nominated. Since 2011 the Turner Prize has been staged outside of London every other year. For 2017 it will be presented at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as part of the UK City of Culture 2017 programme.
Since it was established in 1984 the Turner Prize has become one of the most prestigious international visual arts awards and has both reflected and contributed to a growing public awareness and interest in contemporary art.
The members of the Turner Prize 2017 jury are:
Dan Fox, Co-Editor at Frieze
Martin Herbert, art critic
Mason Leaver-Yap, Walker Art Center’s Bentson Scholar of Moving Image in Minneapolis, and Associate Curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin
Emily Pethick, Director, Showroom
The jury is chaired by Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain.
TURNER PRIZE 2017
From September, Hull will host one of the art world’s most prestigious awards, the Turner Prize. The exhibition of the four shortlisted artists’ work will be held at the Ferens Art Gallery until January 8, and will be free to the public.
Established in 1984, the prize, awarded by Tate, aims to grow awareness and interest in contemporary art. And as the UK’s most publicised arts award, it certainly gets people talking.
Anthea Hamilton – Project for Door (After Gaetano Pesce). Photo: Kyle Knodell
From Damien Hirst’s cows in formaldehyde to Anthea Hamilton’s 16ft sculpture of a bare bottom, the prize’s provocative exhibits always generate debate – often coming back to the same question: “but is it art?”
Following Helen Marten’s 2016 win for her complex sculptural work, the contemporary art world awaits the announcement of the 2017 shortlist and overall winner. Will sculpture continue to dominate? Will we see a return to traditional painting?
As ever, the Turner Prize generates more questions than answers – a good thing, surely, when it comes to art and culture. We hope you’ll join us at the Ferens from September and add to the debate.
David Sinclair, Director, Humber Street Gallery
Ferens Art Gallery in Hull
Queen Victoria Square
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