Turner prize Winners

The TURNER PRIZE is a contemporary art award that always provokes debate and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.

TURNER PRIZE WINNERS: Malcolm Morley 1984, Howard Hodgkin 1985, Gilbert & George 1986, Richard Deacon 1987, Tony Cragg 1988, Richard Long 1989, 1990 no award, Anish Kapoor 1991, Grenville Davey 1992, Rachel Whiteread 1993, Athony Gormley 1994, Damien Hirst 1995, Douglas Gordon 1996, Gillian Wearing 1997, Chris Ofili 1998, Steve McQueen 1999, Wolfgang Tillmans 2000, Martin Creed 2001, Keith Tyson 2002, Grayson Perry 2003, Jeremy Deller 2004, Simon Starling 2005, Tomma Abts 2006, Mark Wallinger 2007, Mark Lecky 2008, Richard Wright 2009, Susan Philipsz 2010, Martin Boyce 2011. The artists biographies here.

Available for download: 2010 Winner Susan Philipsz: An article from: Artforum International.

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Turner Prize and British Art

Established in 1984 to draw greater public attention to contemporary art, the Turner Prize has both reflected and informed the popular reception of new British art around the world. This discussion between Turner Prize-winner Grayson Perry, Orange Prize -winner Lionel Shriver, and British journalist Mark Lawson considers the effect prizes have on those short-listed and on the winners, for whom it can be both a catalyst to international success and a hindrance to creativity. In addition, a series of artists’ statements from a selection of Turner Prize nominees and winners from 1984 to 2006 lends further insight to the role the prize has played since its inauguration…

Tomma Abts

This is the first monograph on Abts, providing an extensive overview of more than ten years of work. It includes illuminating essays by three top critics, as well as full color reproductions of virtually every painting and drawing made by the artist since 1997…

Carl Andre: CUTS

While Andre’s minimalist contemporaries Robert Smithson and Donald Judd are almost as revered for their writings as for their art, Andre has, until now, had his greatest textual presence in Lucy Lippard’s acclaimed assemblage Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972, which features a number of Andre interviews and texts…

Damien Hirst: For the Love of God: The Making of the Diamond Skull

This book is a creative guide to the making of arguably the most extraordinary art object to be made in the 21st century. Published to accompany the 2007 exhibition "Damien Hirst: Beyond Belief" at White Cube, it gives a fascinating pictorial insight into how Hirst’s diamond skull piece "For the Love of God" was conceived and produced.

Anish Kapoor

One of the foremost artists of his generation, Anish Kapoor’s majestic, beguiling sculptures, awesome in their size and simple beauty, at once demand a physical response and suggest a metaphysical realm. With stunning photographs of signature works, including new pieces that have never been published, Anish Kapoor is the first major monograph of this internationally renowned and popular artist…

Rachel Whiteread

This elegant volume accompanies the first museum survey of drawings by Rachel Whiteread, tracing her career from the late 1980s to the present. While Whiteread s public works such as House, the monumental cast of a nineteenth-century terraced house in the East End of London that earned her the Turner Prize..

Wolfgang Tillmans

"I think it’s much more radical to see and show things as they look instead of making them somehow subversive through alienation or estrangement." Tillmans is the first German-born artist, as well as the first photographer, to be awarded Britain’s esteemed Turner Prize…

Chris Ofili

British painter Chris Ofili (b. 1968) is one of the most remarkable artists of his generation. This vibrantly illustrated survey, which accompanies a major Tate exhibi tion, sheds new light on Ofili’s inspiration and technique. Ofili’s paintings often refer to his Nigerian heritage and the wider African-American and Afro-Caribbean experi ence. He uses a range of materials in his works, including sequins, glitter, map pins, and his trademark, varnished elephant dung…

Richard Long

Exhibited across the globe, Richard Long, born in 1945, is one of Britain’s most important living artists. Long belongs to a generation of British sculptors who re-imagined the traditional materials and methods of their medium. His work, rooted in his deep affinity with nature, developed during solitary walks through landscapes around the world, from the Andes, to Africa, to the Mongolian steppes…

Grayson Perry

This lavishly illustrated monograph explores Perry’s work through a discussion of his major themes and subjects, and the text is complemented by a series of intimate, insightful commentaries on individual pieces by the artist himself. The book features some 150 of Perry’s works as well as a rich selection of the visual material that has inspired him, from Afghan war rugs, medieval altarpieces, and satirical prints to the paintings of Pieter Brueghel, Anselm Kiefer, and the American Outsider artist Henry Darger…

Martin Creed

Always in search of the essential nature of things, Creed uses the simplest materials to create a world in which reality appears transformed by conceptual rules, as well as by the unexpected breaking of those rules. His work is simultaneously subtle and spectacular, austere and playful—whether it be a sheet of paper crumpled into a ball, a protrusion from the wall, a door opening and closing, the lights going on and off, or a soundtrack inside a moving elevator…

What is Modern Art?

text-align:justify; For centuries artists enjoyed their place serving the Church, the aristocracy and current public conventions or tradition. Their handiwork decorated castles, stately homes and Churches with allegorical, mythological and religious subject matter. But towards the end of the 18th century things began to change. It was in fact the French Revolution of 1789 which caused the shift. The Modern era unfolded in its shadow. Under the mantra of liberty, equality and fraternity, society was irrevocably transformed. Art had become a subject like philosophy and was open to be discussed. Artists became self conscious and self reliant. They were no longer constrained by a preconceived style, subject matter or technique. They critically examined existing conventions and created new possibilities for art. From the late 18th century many artists and art movements arose which challenged traditional thinking about painting, It is widely believed that Modern Art began with the work of the Frenchman, Paul Cezanne. (1839 - 1906) . He built upon the new techniques developed by his predeccesors (like the Impressionists), and together with this tried to recapture a sense of order and clarity. His efforts opened the way for Cubism which reformed painting even more. Many more movements followed, all challenging and transforming the act of painting in their own way. By the late 1960's,and early 1970's artists began to experiment with new media, such as video and performance and moved away from painting. It is here then, where Modernism is said to have ended and a new era begun.

What is Contemporary Art?

text-align:justify; Contemporary art is simply the art created in our lifetime. The subject matter explored is considered to be the most socially conscious,of any previous era. And the techniques employed reflect everyday life. Artists use video, multimedia, nature, music and more, to express their ideas.

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