For the third time since the Turner Prize was founded in 1984 it will be held in an institution other than Tate Britain, reports Charlotte Higgins for the Guardian. In 2013 the prize’s award ceremony and the three-month-long exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held in the UK’s official City of Culture for that year — Derry, Northern Ireland.
As part of the Tate's strategy to reach out beyond its official bases in London, Liverpool and St. Ives, the Turner prize will migrate from London in alternate years. In 2007 the prize was staged at Tate Liverpool, which became the European Capital of Culture the following year, and in 2011 it will be held at Baltic in Gateshead, a suburb of Newcastle, England.
The venue for the 2013 Turner prize exhibition has not yet been decided. However, it is likely to be staged in a new or converted space. Possible sites include the former Ebrington army barracks, which were closed in 2003.
Read Flash Art’s initial coverage of the 2011 Turner Prize at Baltic here.
|A member of the so-called Stuckists, who campaign against the pretensions of conceptual art, protests outside the Tate Britain gallery. Courtesy: GETTY. |