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"Nominations invited for the 2001 Turner Prize"
2001-05-14 until 2001-05-24
Tate Britian
London, , UK United Kingdom

Sponsored by Channel 4, the seventeenth Turner Prize will be awarded at rate Britain on 4 December 2001 to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 24 May 2001. The Turner Prize was established in 1984 by the Patrons of New Art, and is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art. It is now widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts. The 20,000 prize is awarded annually by a jury selected by the Patrons of New Art.

The members of the 2001 Turner Prize Jury are:
Patricia Bickers, Editor, Art Monthly
Stuart Evans, representative of the Patrons of New Art
Robert Storr, Senior Curator, Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art,New York
Jonathan Watkins, Director, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Nicholas Serota, Djredor of rate and Chairman of the Jury

Nominations for the Prize are invited from the public and can be made by e-mail through the Tate website at www.tate.org.uk or at www.channeI4.com/plus/turner by 24 May 2001. Nomination forms are also available from the four rate sites and should be sent to the Director of rate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG by the same date. For the purposes of nomination for the Turner Prize, the term British applies to all artists working in the United Kingdom and to British born artists who may be working abroad. The Jury reserves the right to consider any artist not already nominated.

A shortlist of names will be agreed by the Jury and announced on 30 May 2001. Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown at rate Britain in a special exhibition from 7 November 2001 - 20 January 2002. The Turner Prize will be awarded on 4 December 2001 and will be presented at an award ceremony at rate Britain during a live broadcast on Channel 4, produced by Illuminations.

The work of the shortlisted artists will be the focus for a wide range of events at both rate Britain and other galleries around the country during the period of the exhibition.


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