Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Turner Prize 2008

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/
"A Time To Live A Time To Die" by Goshka Macuga
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?

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