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PREVIEW: TATE BRITAIN 2014 TURNER PRIZE EXHIBITION

Tuesday 30 September 2014
Words Lizzie

This year, the Turner prize celebrates 30 years, and as of today The Tate Britain will exhibit the works of this years young artists that have made the short-list for the £25,000 prize. They are: Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, Tris Vonna-Michell and James Richards.

Duncan Campbell (born in Dublin 1972) is an Irish filmmaker nominated for his contribution to Scotland’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Campbell uses archival footage and modern image to question and challenge the documentary form, exploring controversial subjects such as Irish political activist Bernadette Devlin or the quixotic car manufacturer John DeLorean.

Ciara Phillips (born in Canada, 1976) currently resides in Glasgow and works with print in its every form; screen prints, textiles, photography, wall paintings…She often makes her exhibitions a collaborative process by including other artists and transforming the gallery into a workshop. This is precisely what she did with London’ The Showroom, an exhibition that has earned her this nomination.

Tris Vonna-Michell (born in Southend, 1982) has been nominated for his solo exhibition Postscript (Berlin)at Jan Mot, Brussels. A fast-paced spoken word performer, Vonna-Michell accompanies his words with captivating visuals composed of projections and photocopies to tell multi-layered tales.

James Richards (born in Cardiff, 1983) has been nominated for his contribution to The Encyclopaedic Palace at the 55th Venice Biennale. Resurfaced VHS video and new imagery are intertwined with an accompanying soundtrack display Richard’s love for observation.

The exhibition will run till 4th of January 2014. For tickets and further information visit the website.

Words: Irune ‘Rue’ Chamberlain