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Turner Prize 2007

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2007
Published by: Tate Liverpool
Year published: 2007
Number of pages: 12
ISBN: 978 1 85437 792 0

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Catalogue (soft cover catalogue/monochrome text on white gloss paper with full colour illustrations/unpaginated) for the Turner Prize exhibition of 2007, held at Tate Liverpool, 19 October 2007 - 13 January 2008. Along with Zarina Bhimji, Nathan Coley, and Mike Nelson, Mark Wallinger was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2007. The jury consisted of Christoph Grunenberg, Director, Tate Liverpool, and Chairman of the Jury, Michael Bracewell, Writer and Critic, Fiona Bradley, Director Fruitmarket Gallery, Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Miranda Sawyer, Writer and broadcaster. The award was, in due course, made to Wallinger.

Wallinger, the eventual winner was shortlisted for “his solo exhibition State Britain at Tate Britain.”  Bhimji was shortlisted for “her solo exhibitions at Haunch of Venison, London and Zurich, with work engaging with universal human emotions such as grief, pleasure, love and betrayal using non-narrative photography and film-making. Through powerful, atmospheric and poignant imagery, Bhimji’s recent work demostrates a new approach to her long-standing preoccupations and research.” Coley was shortlisted for “his solo exhibition at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, the public installation Camouflage Church, Santiago de Cpompostela, Spain and his contribution to the group exhibition Breaking Step - Displacement, Compassion and Humour in Recent British Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia,” Nelson was shortlisted for “his solo exhibitions AMNESIAC SHRINE or double coop displacement, Matt’s Gallery, London and Mirror Infill (2006), Frieze Art Fair, London.”

All the above quotes come from the introduction to the Turner Prize catalogue, which also contained introductions - both written and visual - to these artists’ work.

Contents as follows:

The Jury - Portraits and titles of the five jurists

Portraits and brief introductions to the shortlisted artists. The page includes the following text: “The Turner Prize will be awarded at Tate Liverpool on 3 December, during a live broadcast on Channel 4, to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 8 May 2007.”

Sponsor’s Statement, and list of previous winners of the Turner Prize, 1984 - 2006

Foreword, by Christoph Grunenberg, Director, Tate Liverpool, and Andrea Nixon, Executive Director, Tate Liverpool

Illustrated essay on Zarina Bhimji, by LS (Laurence Sillars, Tate curator)

Illustrated essay on Nathan Coley, by DP (Darren Pih, Tate curator)

Illustrated essay on Mike Nelson by LS (Laurence Sillars, Tate curator)

Illustrated essay on Mark Wallinger by DP  (Darren Pih, Tate curator)

Works Exhibited



Related people

»  Zarina Bhimji

Born, 1963 in Mbarara, Uganda

»  Nathan Coley

Born, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland

»  Mike Nelson

Born, 1967 in Loughborough, England

»  Mark Wallinger

Born, 1959 in Chigwell, England