Turner Prize 2018
26 Sep 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Naeem Mohaiemen Tripoli Cancelled 2017 video still © Naeem Mohaiemen
Luke Willis Thompson _Human 2018 film still © Luke Willis Thompson
Charlotte Prodger BRIDGIT 2016 video still © Charlotte Prodger
Forensic Architecture Killing in Umm al-Hiran, 18 January 2017 video still © Forensic Architecture 2018
The Turner Prize returns to Tate Britain for its 34th edition. The prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year as determined by a jury. Tackling pressing issues in society today, the four shortlisted artists for this year are:
An interdisciplinary team that includes architects, filmmakers, lawyers and scientists, Forensic Architecture’s work uses the built environment as a starting point for explorations into human rights violations.
Encompassing films, installations, and essays, his practice investigates transnational left politics in the period after the Second World War, the legacies of decolonisation and the erasing and rewriting of memories of political utopias.
She works predominantly with moving image, sculpture, writing and performance. Her work explores issues surrounding queer identity, landscape, language technology and time.
Luke Willis Thompson
Working across film, performance, installation and sculpture, his works tackle traumatic histories of class, racial and social inequality, institutional violence, colonialism and forced migration.
The 2018 jury comprises Oliver Basciano, art critic and International Editor at ArtReview; Elena Filipovic, Director, Kunsthalle Basel; Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director, Holt-Smithson Foundation; and Tom McCarthy, novelist and writer. The winner of the prize will be announced at an award ceremony in December 2018.