UK’s Ferens Art Gallery hosts exhibition featuring art from final four short-listed artists for this year’s Turner Prize

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/27 17:13:39

The work of four artists bidding to win one of Britain's most prestigious awards, the Turner Prize, went on show Tuesday in Hull.

This year's British city of culture is hosting the prize with Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Buttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi named by organizers, the Tate, as nominees.

An exhibition of work by the four short-listed artists is being held at Ferens Art Gallery until January 7, 2018, with the winner announced at a ceremony at the gallery on December 5.

The Turner Prize was created in 1984 to celebrate contemporary art in Britain. Since then, four artists have been short-listed every year by an independent panel competing for a prize of 25,000 pounds ($33,700).

The jury praised Anderson for art that speaks to the current political moment with questions about identity and belonging.

The jury noted Buttner's unique approach to collaboration and her exploration of religion, morality and ethics, articulated through a wide range of media including printmaking, sculpture, video and painting.

The jury praised Himid for addressing pertinent questions of personal and political identity. As a key figure of the Black Arts Movement, Himid has consistently foregrounded the contribution of African diaspora to Western culture, they said.

Nashashibi's art impressed the jury with its depth and maturity. She used a camera as an eye to observe moments and events, contrasting reality with moments of fantasy and myth.

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