Nominees for Turner Prize 2014 announced
- James Howe
- 7 May 2014
James Richards, Tris Vonna-Michell, Duncan Campbell and Ciara Phillips are up for the prestigious visual art prize
The shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize has been unveiled, with four artists nominated to be in with a chance of claiming the prestigious award.
James Richards, Tris Vonna-Michell, Duncan Campbell and Ciara Phillips have been selected by the Turner jury – headed by Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain – as having produced the best work of artists under 50 in the past year. The winner will be revealed on Mon 1 Dec and will receive a £25,000 prize.
Richards, who graduated from Chelsea School of Art in 2006, is the youngest nominee at 30 years old. His recent works feature images of crudely censored books from Japan, where arousing images are illegal within public library stock. Glasgow School of Art alumnus Viona-Mitchell is 31, and has been recognised for his improvised presentations within his own installations.
Duncan Campbell and Ciara Phillips bring the GSA alumni count to three. Campbell is nominated for It for Others – films featuring elements of choreography and archive footage – while Phillips’ community-centric workshop-cum-exhibitions are also recognised.
The works of each of the nominees will be shown at the Turner Prize Exhibtion 2014 at Tate Britain in London from Tue 30 Sep–Sun 4 Jan 2015.