​turner prize shortlist announced

Britain’s most prestigious art prize reveals line-up and heads to Glasgow for 2015.

by Felix Petty
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13 May 2015, 5:25am

Heading north of the border for the first time (it has previously visited Northern Ireland) The Turner Prize 2015 will take place at Glasgow's Tramway gallery, with the winner of the prize being announced on December 7th 2015.

Assemble, Bonnie Camplon, Janice Kerbel, Nicole Wermers have been revealled as the four artists competing for the £40,000 prize, as usual the work shortlisted performs a neat cross section of Britain's contemporary art scene. From Assemble's architectural and environmental politically engaged work, Bonnie Camplin's mixed media work, Janice Kerbel sound and performance informed practice and Nicole Wermers' sculptural collages. 

Assemble
The London based collective have been nominated for their work in Granby Four Streets, a run down area of Toxteth, Liverpool, that has reimagined empty houses into fantastic spaces after 30 years of neglect, it's a socially minded project that freely plays between architectural and art, and the worth of public art works.

Bonnie Camplin
The artist's exhibition Military Industrial Complex, at the South London Gallery, is described by the artist as part of her "invented life" body of work, a fictitious world taking in physics, philosophy, psychology, witchcraft, quantum theory and warfare.

Nicole Wermers
Nominated for her exhibition Infrastruckur, at London's Herald Street, took the aesthetic modernism of design and fashion to play upon class, consumption and control, featuring the iconic chair design of Marcel Breuer draped with fur coats, unlike Assemble, Bonnie Camplin and Janice Kerbel, Nicole's work is most easily recognisable as "art".

Janice Kerbel
Her operatic performance piece, DOUG, was a one off piece performed at Glasgow's Mitchell Library, DOUG took the form of nine songs chronicling the catastrophic events befalling one individual, initially starting out as a blogged performance in 2012.

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