LONDON (AP).- The Tate Britain
museum is to exhibit works being considered for this year's Turner Prize.
Four artists are competing for Britain's best known contemporary art prize, which in the past has often been controversial.
The exhibit will open Tuesday, with the winner to be announced at the museum in early December.
The four artists on the shortlist include painter Dexter Dalwood, painter and sculptor Angela de la Cruz, sound artist Susan Philipsz, and the artist-led collective The Otolith Group.
The competition is open to artists under 50 who were born, living or working in Britain. It carries a 25,000 pound ($39,600) prize.
For a solo exhibition at Tate St Ives that revealed the rich depth and varied range of his approach to making paintings which draw upon art history as well as contemporary cultural and political events.
Angela de la Cruz
For her solo exhibition, After at Camden Arts Centre, London. De la Cruz uses the language of painting and sculpture to create striking works that evoke memory and desire through combining formal tension with a deeper emotional presence.
For presentations of her work at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and in Mirrors, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain. Philipsz uses her own singing voice to create uniquely evocative sound installations that respond to the character of specific, often out-of-the-way spaces.
The Otolith Group
For their project A Long Time Between Suns, which took the form of exhibitions at Gasworks and The Showroom, London with accompanying publication. The Otolith Group work collaboratively across a range of disciplines, in particular the moving image, to investigate overlooked histories through archival and documentary material.
The Turner Prize award is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. The Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 27 April 2010. It is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.
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