Martin Boyce last night won the Turner Prize, the U.K.’s top contemporary-art award, beating contenders known for crafting artworks out of plastic sheeting, lipstick and overhead projectors.
The Turner Prize , Britain’s top visual-arts award, last night went to the sound artist Susan Philipsz , who plays recordings of her singing voice at bus stations and bridge underpaths.
Judging the Turner Prize is often more like assessing the relative merits of, say, a piece of plumbing equipment and a gerbil. Where do you start?
UB40 chronicled the U.K.’s last Conservative government and its spending cuts with protest songs like “One in Ten,” the unemployment rate back then.
British painter Dexter Dalwood, famous for his imagined depictions of Jackie Onassis’s yacht, Kurt Cobain’s greenhouse, and Sid Vicious’s room at New York’s Chelsea Hotel, is one of four nominees for the U.K.’s 2010 Turner Prize .
The four artists in contention for the Turner Prize , the U.K.’s top contemporary-art award, include a sculptor who uses cosmetics in her work.
"I've studied fine art and only ever exhibited within a visual- arts context."
- Susan Philipsz on Dec 06, 2010