The Turner Prize returns to Tate Britain for its 34th edition. The prize is awarded to an artist living and working in Britain for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year as determined by a jury.
Tackling pressing issues in society today, the four shortlisted artists for this year are:
Luke Willis Thompson
Working across film, performance, installation and sculpture, his works tackle traumatic histories of class, racial and social inequality, institutional violence, colonialism and forced migration.
Luke Willis Thompson is represented in New Zealand by Hopkinson Mossman (Auckland and Wellington).
Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries 2016 (9 min 10 sec)
Autoportrait 2017 (8 min 50 sec)
_Human 2018 (9 min 30 sec)
Looped from 10.00am
An interdisciplinary team that includes architects, filmmakers, lawyers and scientists, Forensic Architecture’s work uses the built environment as a starting point for explorations into human rights violations.
The Long Duration of a Split Second
Looped from 10.00am
Encompassing films, installations, and essays, his practice investigates transnational left politics in the period after the Second World War, the legacies of decolonisation and the erasing and rewriting of memories of political utopias.
Tripoli Cancelled 2017 (93 min)
Starts at 10.20am, 12.00pm, 13.40pm, 15.20pm
Two Meetings and a Funeral 2017 (89 min)
Starts at 11.00am, 12.40pm, 14.20pm, 16.00pm
She works predominantly with moving image, sculpture, writing and performance. Her work explores issues surrounding queer identity, landscape, language technology and time.
BRIDGIT 2016 (33 min)
Looped to start at 10.05am, 10.38am, 11.11am, 11.44am, 12.17pm, 12.50pm, 13.23pm, 13.56pm, 14.29pm, 15.02pm, 15.35pm, 16.08pm, 16.41pm, 17.14pm
The 2018 jury comprises Oliver Basciano, art critic and International Editor at ArtReview; Elena Filipovic, Director, Kunsthalle Basel; Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director, Holt-Smithson Foundation; and Tom McCarthy, novelist and writer. The winner of the prize will be announced at an award ceremony in December 2018