Turner Prize 2013 is coming to Derry~Londonderry, the first time the award has ever been held outside England.
It is arguably the world’s most prestigious award for contemporary art, and presents the very best of current British art in a free exhibition. This is your chance to discover what is new and exciting in art right now.
Over recent decades the award has played a significant role in provoking debate about visual art and promoting public interest in contemporary art. Now in its 29th year, Turner Prize 2013 is held in Derry~ Londonderry as part of the City of Culture programme. It is shown in alternate years at Tate Britain in London and at a selected UK venue.
Founded in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art, the Turner Prize is awarded each year to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or presentation of their work in the preceding 12 months. Artist nominations are invited every year and it is judged by an independent jury. The 2013 jury is Annie Fletcher, Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Susanne Gaensheimer, Director of Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Art; Declan Long, writer and lecturer at National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, London; the jury is chaired by Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain.
See the work of the four shortlisted artists in the Turner Prize 2013 exhibition at Ebrington Square. The winner is announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 2 December.