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Turner Prize Nominees Announced

This year's Turner Prize finds British artists mining unconventional routes as much as traditional mediums.

Lisa Baldini
Lisa Baldini on May 19, 2010.

This year’s Turner Prize finds British artists mining unconventional routes as much as traditional mediums. Beginning with Scottish-born Susan Philipsz, Philipsz offers unconventional recordings of herself singing under bridges.

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At first glance, Angela De La Cruz‘s sculpture/paintings/installations appear to be vandalized, existing in a state of disarray. However, De La Cruz sees a stretcher as referencing the human body–her choice of installation provides a reference to human presence.

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Dexter Dalwood also works with presence in his “historical” paintings that often reference historically relevant events in politics or the biography of celebrities. Yet, the narrative displayed is depicted from the objects surrounding the events/person.

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The Otolith Group is perhaps the most uncanny of the group. A collective of curators and artists, they tackle broad topics from science fiction to feminism. Here, futurity plays a big role in tying together perhaps a seemingly disparate oeuvre.

The Turner Prize will be announced on October 4th with an exhibition at the Tate.

[via: New York Times images: The Scotsman]

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Lisa Baldini is a regular contributor to PSFK.com. As a student of Graham Harwood, Luciana Parisi, and Matthew Fuller, Lisa's interest in technology lies in how culture is changed from the bottom up through history, materiality, databases, user experience, and affective computing. A student of social media marketing, she sees how people try to engage consumers through technology and how much failure is at hand by misunderstanding the medium. A teacher at heart, she writes and curates in an effort to link the knowledge derived between the academic, art, and business worlds.

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