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Selby Whittingham



Turner Prize 2014 Shortlist To Be Announced 7 May At Tate Britain


Tate Britain will announce the 2014 Turner Prize shortlist on Wednesday 7 May.  The Turner Prize began in 1984, established by Tate Gallery’s Patrons of New Art in recognition of the work of some of the finest new talent in Britain’s contemporary art world. Named in honour of the nineteenth-century painter J.M.W. Turner, in response to his unfulfilled wish to set up an award for younger artists, the prize has always been the subject of passionate debate on the subject of contemporary art, and the focus of the exhibition has evolved significantly over the past three decades.

[This is quite untrue.  The RA still awarded the biennial Turner Medal in 1984.  Another Tate falsehood! The real reason for the naming was to give a sop to those complaining that the Tate's Turner Gallery was not so named but called The Clore Gallery]

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