Turner Prize 2007
19 Oct 2007 - 13 Jan 2008
Mark Wallinger was shortlisted for State Britain at Tate Britain, a direct representation of the banners and paraphernalia of Brian Haw’s protest in Parliament Square. The jury commended its immediacy, visceral intensity and historic importance. The work combines a bold political statement with art’s ability to articulate fundamental human truths.
This was the first time the Prize had been held outside of London, forming part of Tate’s programme to celebrate Liverpool as European Capital of Culture 2008.
Zarina Bhimji – nominated
Nathan Coley – nominated
Mike Nelson – nominated
Mark Wallinger – winner
Fiona Bradley, Director of the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Michael Bracewell, writer and critic
Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum, Harlem
Miranda Sawyer, freelance broadcaster and writer
Christoph Grunenberg, Director of Tate Liverpool (Chair)