Still from film by Mark Leckey. (Above)
This years shortlist for The Turner Prize has been announced today. They are in no particular order, Mark Lecky http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56988713 is the one that The Guardian are cheering for.
Non Verbal 2005, by Cathy Wilkes
Cathy Wilkes who's work feature's shop mannequins sitting on a toilet, is the one that the press has picked up on already, as the "bloody modern art" example.
Film still from "Rapid Eye Movement" by Runa Islam
Runa Islam produces film & video installations http://www.whitecube.com/artists/islam/
And Polish artist Goshka Macuga is described as a "Cultural Archaeologist" http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/goshka_macuga.htm
More info on this years show here: http://uk.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUKL1391088020080513 here:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aegeMQKoC2gM&refer=home & here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7397763.stm It's back in London this year and as Liverpool is "Capital of Culture 08" I'm struggling to understand why?