The Finalists of the Turner Prize on Display at the Tate Britain
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Finally, on display the finalists of the world’s most famous and talked-about artistic competi-tion. Considered a sort of “Oscars” of contemporary art, the Turner Prize is a Mecca for every British artist, whether by birth or adoption. To find out who will join the ranks of artists such as Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili, Rachel Witherhead and Grayson Perry as winners of the prize, it is necessary to wait until December. Meanwhile, it’s possible to have a look at the four artists selected by the jury who, as the Director of the Tate Gallery Alex Farquharson explains, share an attentive attitude towards “the most impor-tant political and humanitarian questions of our times.” Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemien, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson are all engaged in work which gives a central role to audio-visual formats and innovation. There’s who looks at the violation of human rights and environmental abuses with uncommon collective me-thods and who uses videos and photos to metabolise religious discrimination, there’s who crea-tes masterpieces using just a smartphone and their own sensibilities and who sympathises with the victims of police brutality while expanding on the medium of film. May the best be victorious.