Turner Prize Shortlist Announced

By Londonist Last edited 130 months ago
Turner Prize Shortlist Announced

Art lovers: brace yourselves for the onslaught of tutting, snorting and Daily Mail outrage that breaks out every summer. That's right - the Turner Prize shortlist was announced this morning.

Mark Leckey is the biggest name on a list with no celebrity artists on it; his combinations of film, performance and sculpture have made him odds-on favourite with the bookies already, and the obsession with Felix the Cat in his work should get him some tabloid inches.

And, though there are no unmade beds, men dressed as bears or paintings with poo on to send Middle-England into fits of apoplexy, there should be just enough controversy for an angry headline writers - Cathy Wilkes work has been known to include a mannequin sat on a toilet bowl.

The other two shortlisted artists are film and video artist Runa Islam, and Polish artist Goshka Macuaga whose 'Macuga's Picture Room' is a modern-day interpretation of Sir John Soane's picture galleries.

If you're lips are already pursed in outrage, you'll want to book tickets so you know what to rant about: the exhibition opens 30 September at Tate Britain. The winner will be announced on 1 December.

By Matt Crossick

The Turner Prize Exhibition opens 30 September. Keep an eye on Tate's website for more information.

Image courtesy of bobcat rock's Flickrstream under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Last Updated 14 May 2008