Turner Prize winner 2018 is Charlotte Prodger and she used a Poetic iPhone Video. Her topic was About Gender Identity, Landscape, and Mythology. The Scottish artist Prdger has taken home the top British art prize that is Turner Prize with her deeply felt work melding her native landscapes. And it was with her queer identity.
This Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger is the winners of 2018 Turner Prize. Her art work could impress the judges with films that explore queer identity and it was through the lens of the natural landscape.
Charlotte Prodger, represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale. She works with the moving image, as do all of this year’s Turner Prize shortlisted artists and collective art works. Unlike the others, this artist eschews high production values.
It was archive-culling—typically shooting using her iPhone and making films that have a highly personal, lyrical art quality.
Turner Prize art work of Lubana Himid
For her project Brigit(2016), she used her smart phone and other devices. The lengths of the segments of the 32-minute film was determined by its storage capacity. Charlotte’s reflections on mythology and philosophy are she laid over images of the rugged Aberdeen shire countryside.
The Turner Prize winners award ceremony was held on December 4 at Tate Britain in London. Tate director Maria Balshaw announced the winner in a televised address. It was Balshaw who also took the occasion to also express solidarity with the Cuban artists.
Turner Prize was including Tania Bruguera. This well known artist was detained this week for speaking out against censorship. By being the Turner prize winner, Charlotte Prodger got £25,000 and other all shortlisted artists who participated got 32,000. The runners-up Turner Prize artist each received £5,000 that is equivalent to $6,500.
The other Turner Prize nominees were the collective Forensic Architecture, garnered acclaim for their Turner Prize presentation. It is The Long Duration of a Split Second (2018), another one is a polemical work analyzing footage of a fatal raid that was done by Israeli police on a Bedouin village.
Luke Willis Thompson who is a famous artist also tackled traumatic recent events, including the aftermath of fatal police shootings in the US and UK. The famous Turner Prize artist Naeem Mohaiemen presented Tripoli Cancelled (2017) and Two Meetings and a Funeral (2017). It is actually artfully composed documentary reflections on geopolitics.
The jurors of the art prize this year were: Lisa LeFeuvre, the executive director of the Holt-Smithson Foundation; another one is Elena Filipovic, the director of the Kunsthalle Basel; most famous is Oliver Basciano, the art critic and international editor at ArtReview magazine; and finally the last one is Tom McCarthy, the novelist and writer. The chair of the jury is Alex Farquharson, the director of Tate Britain, was the chair of the Turner Prize jury.
Turner Prize winners final words
Since its establishment in the year 1984, the Turner Prize winners have been awarded each year to an artist, who are born, living or working in Britain. For an outstanding art exhibition or public presentation anywhere in the world in the previous year.
Last year that is in 1983, the below 50 years of age artists were lifted. It meant that Lubaina Himid was eligible, enabling her for the first time to get the prize as a black female artist.