Turner Prize, one of the world’s most renowned art prizes, is awarded by Tate to an artist who has exhibited outstanding work in the previous year. The four shortlisted artists for 2017 will exhibit their work at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, from September with the overall winner announced in early December.
The artworks included in the Turner Prize 2017 exhibition will cover all kinds of artistic media, including film, painting and installation. Through these pieces of art, the exhibition will show us a diverse range of experiences and voices, illustrating the way that art can reflect the world and challenge our preconceptions.
Working in artistic genres from portraiture to landscape to still life, the four artists will all explore how art responds to political and social upheaval.
The four shortlisted artists for Turner Prize 2017 are:
Hurvin Anderson ’s paintings distil a sense of place. Encompassing both portraiture and landscape, his work shifts between the representation of a place and the reality of it.
Andrea Büttner works across print, installation and painting. Her multifaceted works explore poverty and value, and the ways that we communicate these ideas to each other.
Lubaina Himid ’s work uses colourful, decorative motifs, referencing the political power of graphic language. Her artworks confront the sense of invisibility felt by people of the African diaspora.
Rosalind Nashashibi uses time in film to build a steady, often repetitive picture of everyday life, combining moments of movement and stillness.
Since 2011 the every other year. 2017 is the first year that the Turner Prize will be staged outside of London. It will be on display at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations, from 26 September 2017 – 7 January 2018.
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.