Tate Britain opens Turner Prize Exhibition

| October 6, 2012

Tate Britain presents the Turner Prize 2012 Exhibition on view 2 October 2012 – 6 January 2013.

Spartacus Chetwynd Odd Man Out 2011 © Spartacus Chetwynd Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ

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 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the 12 months preceding 24 April 2012. 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 in Europe.

Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at Tate Britain opening on 2 October 2012. The winner will be announced at Tate Britain on Monday 3 December 2012 during a live broadcast by Channel 4.

The members of the Turner Prize 2012 jury are:
Andrew Hunt, Director, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
Heike Munder, Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
Michael Stanley, Director, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
Mark Sladen, Director, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain and Chair of the Jury

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