Four British Turner Prize nominees


This video from Britain says about itself:

21 March 2017

Artist Lubaina Himid discusses work from her exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, Nottingham Contemporary and Spike Island, Bristol.

Born in Zanzibar in 1954 and brought up in Britain, Himid was a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement. Her work examines the experience of people of the diaspora and their contribution to history and culture.

Trained as a theatre designer, Himid went on to curate several important exhibitions focused on the work of Black British artists, alongside her own work as an artist.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Over-50s reap the rewards of relaxed Turner Prize rules

Friday 5th May 2017

TWO black artists aged over 50 have made the shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize.

Lubaina Himid celebrates black creativity and the African diaspora in paintings, prints, drawings and installations.

A key figure of the Black Arts Movement, the 62-year-old was born in Zanzibar and now lives and works in Preston.

Birmingham-born painter Hurvin Anderson, 52, who lives and works in London, is known for his vibrant still-life pictures and landscapes with an overarching theme of community.

They will compete against German artist Andrea Büttner and Palestinian-English artist Rosalind Nashashibi, both of whom are in their forties.

The upper age limit for those eligible for consideration for the prize was set at 50 in 1991, but the rules have been changed this year to reflect “the fact that artists can experience a breakthrough in their work at any age.”

The winner of the £25,000 prize will be announced on December 5.

This video from Britain says about itself:

17 October 2013

In this short film, produced exclusively for Ikon and filmed on location in Handsworth Park, Birmingham-born artist Hurvin Anderson talks about the inspiration behind his work and the personal connections with Handsworth itself.

This video from Britain says about itself:

16 May 2014

The work of Andrea Büttner includes woodcuts, reverse glass painting, sculpture, video and performance. She creates connections between art history and social or ethical issues, with a particular interest in notions of poverty, shame, vulnerability and dignity, and the belief systems that underpin them.

This video from Britain says about itself:

7 January 2014

Artist Rosalind Nashashibi introduces her video work Lovely Young People (Beautiful Supple Bodies), commissioned by Scottish Ballet and Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012.

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