Magazine article Tate Etc.

Turner Prize 2014

Magazine article Tate Etc.

Turner Prize 2014

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It is the 30th year of the Turner Prize and 2014's shortlisted artists will be showing new work at Tate Britain prior to the winner being announced in December. Tate Etc. looks at the works for which they were nominated

Ciara Phillips

Ciara Phillips (born Canada 1976, lives in Glasgow) was nominated for her solo exhibition at The Showroom, London, where she turned the gallery into a print workshop, inviting designers, artists and local community groups (including Justice for Domestic Workers and the MaryJebone Group) to make prints with her. Partly inspired by the politically motivated graphic work of the American activist Corita Kent (1918-1986), whose Day-Glo prints of the 1960s borrowed from billboards and advertising slogans, Phillips's project reflected her interest in collaboration, community and discussion as part of the art-making process.

Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell (born Dublin 1972, lives in Glasgow) was nominated for his work It for Others, which takes inspiration and material from Chris Marker and Alain Resnais's 1953 film Statues Also Die - a visual essay about African art and colonialism's effect on how we perceive culture and commodities. In what he describes as a 'call and response approach' to Statues Also Die, Campbell's film comprises four segmented chapters, one of which features a performance with the Michael Clark Company, while a later section shows a quick succession of single images of mass-produced objects.

James Richards

James Richards (born Cardiff 1983, lives in London) was nominated for his film Rosebud, which weaves together a diverse yet emotive range of original footage, some made with an underwater pocket camera. …

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