Thursday, 5 May 2011

Turner Prize 2011 shortlist announced

The 2011 Turner Prize shortlist reflects a new trend in British contemporary art, finding beauty in the parts of life which we might otherwise over look.  They include paintings of a housing estate in Coventry and piles of soil, paint and women's make-up.

Sculptor, Karla Black has been shortlisted for her solo show at Galerie Captain Petzel, Berlin, and for contributions to various group exhibitions. Black is well know for her installations which mixi traditional art-making tools with materials such as mud and make-up.

The Turner prize was established in 1984 and previous winners include the likes of Gilbert and George, Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and Gillian Wearing. Last years winner was Susan Philips. The awards are open to artisit under the age of 50 and is judged by an independent jury that changes annually. This year's shortlist also includes Sculptor Martin Boyce, Film maker Hilary Lloyd and Painter George Shaw.

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