Saturday, May 14, 2016

Photographer Josephine Pryde nominated for Turner Prize 2016


Tate Britain has just announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2016. The artists are: Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde. The Turner Prize returns to Tate Britain with an exhibition of work by the four shortlisted artists opening on 27 September. The winner will be announced in December.

British photographer Josephine Pryde was nominated for the Turner on the strength of her 2015 solo exhibition 'lapses in Thinking By the person i Am' at the The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. Pryde, who was born and raised in London, is now the Professor of Contemporary Photography at the University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany. Pryde is one of the first artists working primarily in stills photography to be nominated for the prestigious prize which is one of the most coveted in the British arts scene.

The Wattis has this to say about Pryde's show:
Josephine Pryde presents a new body of commissioned work consisting of a large-scale interactive sculpture and a series of photographs.
Known primarily for her photographic work, Pryde has become a major figure in the recuperation of photography as a key critical discipline in the field of contemporary art. Pryde has developed a singular style of image making that responds to methods and ideas from, amongst other sources, advertising, fashion, and portrait photography. For this exhibition, a suite of photographs depicting hands touching or handing various objects and surfaces is shown alongside a fully functioning ride-on model train.
You can read more on the Wattis Institute site HERE


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