The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award that was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art. The prize is awarded each year to ‘a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding’.
Arguably the world’s most recognised and prestigious award for contemporary art, the Turner Prize presents the very best of current British art. For the first time ever, the exhibition was held outside of a Tate venue at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, in Gateshead, UK. This podcast highlights the 2011 event winner Martin Boyce, from Glasgow who took home the £25,000 award.
The exhibition at the Baltic continues until 8th January.
BALTIC Bites is a freely available, ongoing series of video podcasts which visually explore BALTIC exhibitions and projects in bitesize form and includes footage of artwork, curators, artists and gallery visitors. Also available, BALTIC Soundbites, our ongoing series of audio podcasts. Both BALTIC Bites and BALTIC Soundbites have exclusive content and compliment each other in bringing you a broad insight into BALTIC. They are both available free of charge and once downloaded can be played on any supporting portable device or on your computer.
M4V format only: Download the video here. (57.6mb)
Published: 14th November 2011
Produced by: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art