Contemporary Art Society Director Paul Hobson will provide an introduction to the practice of each of the four of this year’s nominees: Spartacus Chetwynd, Luke Fowler, Paul Noble and Elizabeth Price.
Each year the Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under fifty. Artists are nominated for an exhibition (or other presentation of their work) that took place in the preceding year. While the four shortlisted artists display their work at a Turner Prize exhibition, the jury award the prize for the originally nominated presentation.
The Contemporary Art Society is particularly delighted to have secured acquisitions from three out of four of this year’s nominees. In 2010 The Hepworth Wakefield, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Film and Video Umbrella were awarded the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums: commission to collect for their proposal to work with artist Luke Fowler. Paul Noble’s Unified Nobson (2001) was gifted to Middlesbrough Museum of Art in 2001, and Elizabeth Price’s User Group Disco (2009) was gifted to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh earlier this year.
Image: Elizabeth Price, User Group Disco (still), 2009, HD Video, 15 min, courtesy the artist and MOT International.