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Novelty Market Bet: (Awards, Art {Turner Prize 2016})

  • 27-09-2016 3:28pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Lillie Enough Spinach

    The exhibition will be open from (today) 27 September 2016, until 2 January 2017 for anyone looking to poke their heads in, don't expect any dutch interiors filled with symbolism, impressionist lilies on water, starry nights, nor even two-faced ladies.

    Since it was established in 1984 the Turner Prize has become one of the most prestigious international visual arts awards and has both reflected and contributed to a growing public awareness and interest in contemporary art. This year’s Turner Prize will be awarded on 5 December 2016 and an announcement broadcast on the BBC. The Turner Prize is awarded annually to an artist under fifty, born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation of their work anywhere in the world in the previous year. The four shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2016 are:

    • Michael Dean
    Anthea Hamilton
    • Helen Marten
    • Josephine Pryde

    Predicted winner: Anthea Hamilton
    with an early indicative price of @3.0
    (full price range TBC via OC, the full data-set yet to be aggregated)

    A huge sculpture of buttocks, more than £20,000 in pennies and a "brick suit" are among the artworks at this year's Turner Prize exhibition.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Lillie Enough Spinach

    Whilst the 'walk-in' Tradesman's entrance (above^) from AH is creating plenty of attention and free publicity for the award, some critics are not ass easily impressed. Sure it's a re-work from another Artist's work and is said to be 'anatomically incorrect'. Sure tell that to Picasso.

    Michael Dean's pile of pennies (not much different from the prize fund) is also an attention grabbing immediate message dump.

    So whether it's Hamilton's A-hole and brick-fabric suit, or Dean's piles, I believe both of these have a very good chance irrespective of the critics on Dec 5th.

    The one thing the critics are missing (in this public exhibition with high footfall) is the 'purity and read-time' required, in this day and age of mobile-attentive drone-selfie pedestrians with their Bluetooth audio implants.

    So I'd say bullocks to the pots n' pans and 'graffiti embedded train' from the other two entrants.