Tate Britain has today announced the four artists nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize. 

Naeem Mohaiemen
Naeem Mohaiemen, Two Meetings and a Funeral, 2017, three- channel installation, Hessisches. Landesmuseum, Kassel, documenta 14. (c)Michael Nast. 

It has been announced that Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson have all been shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize.

As well as being nominated for the prize, an exhibition of the shortlisted artists will be staged at Tate Britain from 25 September 2018 to 6 January 2019, with the winner of the prize being announced in a ceremony in December.

It has also been announced that Tate Britain will be partnering with BNP Paribas for the next three years to help to open up access to the exhibition, offering free entry to everyone aged 25 or under for the first 25 days of the show.

Forensic Architecture has been nominated for the prize for their participation in documenta 14 and their solo exhibitions Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics at MACBA Barcelona and Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics at MUAC Mexico.

Meanwhile, Naeem Mohaiemen has been shortlisted for the prize for his participation in participation in documenta 14 and solo exhibition Naeem Mohaiemen: There is No Last Man at MoMA PS1, New York.

Charlotte Prodger is being recognised for her her solo exhibition BRIDGIT / Stoneymollan Trail at Bergen Kunsthall, with the jury praising her for the nuanced way in which she deals with identity politics.

Finally, Luke Willis Thompson has been nominated for his solo exhibition autoportrait at Chisenhale, London, with the jury noticing the meditative nature of Willis Thompson’s black and white 35mm portrait of Diamond Reynolds.

Talking about the news Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain said: ‘Following a thoughtful and rigorous debate, this year’s jury has chosen an outstanding group of artists, all of whom are tackling the most pressing political and humanitarian issues of today. This shortlist highlights how important the moving image has become in exploring these debates. We are looking forward to what will be a dynamic and absorbing exhibition.’

Each of the shortlisted artists were selected by a jury comprised of Oliver Basciano, art critic and International Editor at ArtReview; Elena Filipovic, Director of Kunsthalle Basel; Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director of Holt-Smithson Foundation; and Tom McCarthy, novelist and Visiting Professor, Royal College of Art. The jury is chaired by Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain. Turner Prize 2018 is curated by Linsey Young, Curator, British Contemporary Art and Elsa Coustou, Assistant Curator, British Contemporary Art, Tate.

The Turner Prize Exhibition will be on display at Tate Britain from the 25th September until the 6th January 2019. For more information visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/turner-prize-2018

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