Channel 4 to broadcast Turner Prize live from Northern Ireland
Monday 2nd December at 7.30pm on Channel 4 – This year the Turner Prize is presented in Northern Ireland for the first time in its history. The winner will be announced live, by actress Saorsie Ronan, on Channel 4 as part of a half-hour programme hosted by Lauren Laverne.
Founded in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art, the Turner Prize is awarded each year to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or presentation of their work in the preceding 12 months.
Over recent decades the award has played a significant role in provoking debate about visual art and promoting public interest in contemporary art. Now in its 29th year, Turner Prize 2013 is held in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, as part of the City of Culture programme.
As well as announcing the winner live from Derry, the programme will profile each of the four shortlisted artists, whose work encompasses live encounters, film, sculpture, drawing and painting.
The artists are Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, nominated for her paintings, Tino Sehgal, nominated for his performance work in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London last summer. Laure Prouvost nominated for film installations and David Shrigley, best known for drawings but whose Hayward Gallery exhibition last year introduced his work as a sculptor.
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