02 May, 2009

Turner Prize 2009 Shortlist Announced

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Roger Hiorn’s is one of the four nominated artists

The four shortlisted artists were announced for one of the biggest art prizes of the year have been announced this week and are as follows: Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright. The prize is held annually and open awards ‘a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding’. The Turner Prize has been running since 1984 and has seen the likes of Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, Anthony Gormley, Grayson Perry and Anish Kapoor take home the prize money. This year the £40,000 prize fund will be split into £25,000 for the overall winner and £5000 for the other shortlisted artists.You can read more about the projects that the artists were nominated for by clicking here. Take particular notice to the scale of Roger Hiorns Seizure project in which the artist transformed a derelict flat into a crystal covered cave. The winner will be announced in December 2009.

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