12 December 2019
06 December 2019
Recipient of the Edvard Munch Art Award 2019
Today it has been announced that Lawrence Abu Hamdan will be the recipient of the Edvard Munch Art Award 2019. Lawrence was selected by jury members Suzanne Cotter, Mami Kataoka, Ingar Dragset, Simon Niami, and jury leader Alfred Pacquement, who were appointed by Munchmuseet's Director Stein Olav Henrichsen.
The Edvard Munch Art Award is an acknowledgment of Edvard Munch's historical significance and enduring relevance to contemporary culture. The prize aims to promote the development of outstanding international talents in the visual arts and awards the recipient with a solo exhibition at the new Munchmuseet in Oslo, Norway, as well as a residency in conjunction with Edvard Munch’s studio in Oslo.
04 December 2019
Today, Freelands Foundation announces The Hepworth Wakefield and Hannah Starkey as the fourth recipients of the annual Freelands Award. The Yorkshire-based institution will be working with the Foundation to present a major survey exhibition of Hannah Starkey running from 23 October 2020 to 24 January 2021, which will also see Starkey work closely with teenage girls from local communities to create a major new body of work.
04 December 2019
It has been announced that the Turner Prize 2019 has been awarded, for the first time in its history, to a collective bringing together the four nominated artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani.
The decision was made after the four artists contacted the jury to ask for the prize to be awarded to them as a collective, stating: “At this time of political crisis in Britain and much of the world, when there is already so much that divides and isolates people and communities, we feel strongly motivated to use the occasion of the prize to make a collective statement in the name of commonality, multiplicity and solidarity—in art as in society.”
The Turner Prize exhibition is on view at Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK, through 12 January 2020.
30 November 2019
The Depth of Darkness, the Return of the Light, Tate Britain Winter Commission
London SW1P 4RG
30 November 2019 – 26 January 2020
Tate Britain has unveiled its annual Winter Commission to transform and illuminate the gallery's façade. In anticipation of the winter solstice, Anne Hardy has taken inspiration from the rhythms of the earth and the tides of the River Thames. From 30 November 2019 to 26 January 2020, the Millbank entrance is turned into a marooned temple, appearing with tattered banners and tangled lights, while sculptural objects cascade down the steps from the shuttered central door, surrounded by an atmospheric soundscape of rain, thunder, birds and insects.