AboutCelebrating its 30th year, the Turner Prize 2014 is presented at Tate Britain from 30 September 2014 4 January 2015. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony, broadcast live on Channel 4, Monday 1 December 2014. The nominated artists are (in alphabetical order): Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell.
For his presentation It for Others in Scotland + Venice at the 55th Venice Biennale. Campbell's engaging films often take provocative individuals as their subject, weaving together fact and fiction to create portraits that question the authority and means through which history is presented. Responding to Chris Marker and Alan Resnais' 1953 film Statues Also Die, Campbell's It for Others combines archive footage and new material, including a new dance work by choreographer Michael Clark.
For her solo exhibition at The Showroom, London. Phillips works with print in the broadest sense producing screenprints, textiles, photographs and wall paintings as site-specific installations. She often works collaboratively, transforming the gallery into a workshop and involving other artists, designers and local community groups. Phillips has taken inspiration from Corita Kent (1918-1986), a pioneering artist, educator and activist who reinterpreted the advertising slogans and imagery of 1960s consumer culture.
For his contribution to The Encyclopaedic Palace at the 55th Venice Biennale. In his videos and installations Richards brings together a disparate range of found and original material to create poetic meditations on the pleasure, sensuality and the voyeurism that is within the act of looking. Found VHS video and new imagery undergo varying levels of manipulation and repetition and, with an accompanying soundtrack, heighten the emotional and psychological range of the original.
For his solo exhibition Postscript II (Berlin) at Jan Mot, Brussels. Through fast paced spoken word live performances and recordings, Vonna-Michell creates circuitous, multilayered narratives. Accompanied by installations providing a visual script in the form of slide projections, photocopies and other ephemera, Vonna-Michell's works are characterised by fragments of information, detours and repetitions designed to confuse and enlighten in equal measure.
About the Turner Prize
The Turner Prize award is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. The Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding17 April 2014. It is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts inEurope.