Turner Prize 2019 Winners Announced
It has been announced that the Turner Prize 2019 has been awarded, for the first time in its history, to a collective bringing together the four nominated artists: Oscar Murillo, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, and Tai Shani.
The decision was made after the four artists contacted the jury to ask for the prize to be awarded to them as a collective, stating: “At this time of political crisis in Britain and much of the world, when there is already so much that divides and isolates people and communities, we feel strongly motivated to use the occasion of the prize to make a collective statement in the name of commonality, multiplicity and solidarity—in art as in society.”
Featuring solo presentations by all four artists, the Turner Prize exhibition is on view at Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK, through January 12, 2020.
Image: Installation view, Oscar Murillo's presentation in the Turner Prize exhibition, Margate, UK, 2019