(Excerpt from 'Turner Prize 2013 shortlist announced' posted on Tate by Susan Holtham on 25 Apr. 2013. Found here http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/turner-prize-2013-shortlist-announced)
The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award that celebrates new developments in contemporary art and is awarded each year to a British artist.
The four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize this year were announced this morning at Tate Britain.
They are Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
The Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under fifty each year. Artists are nominated for an exhibition (or other presentation of their work) that took place in the twelve months preceding 16 April 2013. While the four shortlisted artists display their work at a Turner Prize exhibition, the jury award the prize for the originally nominated presentation.
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(Image: David Shrigley, I’m Dead, 2010; © David Shrigley, courtesy Collection Hamilton Corporate Finance Limited, Image courtesy Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum)