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Turner Prize 2019 shortlist artist Tai Shani

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Tai Shani is a Turner Prize 2019 shortlist artist who participated in Glasgow International 2018, it was a solo exhibition DC: Semiramis at The Tetley, Leeds and participation in Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance at Nottingham Contemporary and another famous show was the De Le Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. The Turner Prize jury noted the compelling nature of Shani’s ongoing project Dark Continent, particularly the work’s ability to combine historical texts with contemporary references and issues.

The Turner Prize 2019 developed over four years. The art show took inspiration from a 15th century feminist text, Christine de Pizan’s The Book of the City of Ladies. Artist Shani uses theatrical installations with the performances and films to create her own allegorical city of women that were populated by fantastical characters. The total show was transporting the viewer to another time and place.

What is Turner Prize

One of the best known Turner Prize for the visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate about the modern developments in contemporary British art. Turner Prize was established in 1984 and this prize is named after JMW Turner (1775-1851). This art prize aims to promote mainly the public interest in contemporary British art.

Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition on modern art or other presentation of their work in the past twelve months every year. At present the Turner Prize award is given £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner of the prize and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists.

Where is Turner Prize arranged

Turner Prize is always arranged in London but this is the first time that the venue for the Turner Prize is going to be arranged outside of London. It has had a direct connection with the romantic artist JMW Turner. Turner Contemporary stands on the site where Turner the artist’s lodging house and enjoys views of the skies. At this place Turner felt were ‘the loveliest in all Europe’ and he drew so many of his best paintings.

The jury of the Turner Prize are made with the famous expert on art. The members of the Turner Prize 2019 jury have followed the same rules and Alessio Antoniolli, Director, Gasworks & Triangle Network is a member. Another one is Elvira Dyangani Ose who is the Director of The Showroom Gallery and Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths. We must have to say the name of Victoria Pomery who is the Director of Turner Contemporary, Margate and the famous art specialist Charlie Porter is a writer. The jury is chaired by Alex Farquharson and he is the Director of Tate Britain.

Where will Turner Prize take place

This year the Turner Prize show will go like this and from next year this prize will return again to Tate Britain. Tate already announced the jury for 2020 and the members of the 2020 jury are the famous art specialist Richard Birkett, Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Another member is Sarah Munro who is the Director of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Fatoş Üstek, is the Director of Liverpool Biennial, and the last one is Duro Olowu who is a designer and curator.

It is announced that Turner Prize 2019 is supported by the BNP Paribas and also by Canterbury Christ Church University. It will be also with additional funding from Kent County Council this year.


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