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'A potato with a helmet' - kids on the Turner Prize

BBC News

What happens when you invite a group of school children to judge the Turner Prize 2017?


Train, buttocks among contenders for art's Turner Prize

U.S. News

The legs of people are seen as they look towards part of an artwork by Helen Marten, one of the four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2016, as it is displayed at the Tate Britain gallery in London, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art.


Lubaina Himid Wins Prestigious Turner Prize for Art

U.S. News

The prize is famous for launching the careers of Damien Hirst and other members of the "Young British Artists" generation. Previous winners include potter Grayson Perry and "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen.


In Age Change, Artists Over 50 Among Turner Prize Finalists

U.S. News

Finalists announced Wednesday are British painter Hurvin Anderson, whose images often draw on his Caribbean heritage; Lubaina Himid, one of the U.K.'s leading black female artists; German-born multidisciplinary artist Andrea Buttner; and Palestinian-English artist Rosalind Nashashibi, whose work includes the film "Electric Gaza."


Helen Marten wins 2016 Turner Prize

BBC News

Painter and sculptor Helen Marten has won the 2016 Turner Prize. The 31-year-old, the youngest of the four shortlisted artists, was announced as the winner at a ceremony at Tate Britain in London. The prestigious £25,000 prize is awarded to a British artist, under the age of 50, considered to have put on the best exhibition of the past year. In her speech she condemned alt-right groups and called for more creativity in the education system.