Last night in Glasgow Assemble were announced as the winners of the 2015 Turner Prize. The London-based collective is the first architecture practice, the first collective and the youngest ever winners of the £25,000 award. Assemble presented its project in Liverpool in collaboration with the Granby Four Streets land trust as part of the exhibition in Glasgow. The project has seen the renovation of derelict houses scheduled for demolition and the creation of a workshop that sells homeware designed in collaboration with local artists and craftspeople using materials salvaged from the site.
“They draw on long traditions of artistic and collective initiatives that experiment in art, design and architecture. In doing so they offer alternative models to how societies can work,” says Tate, which organises the award. “The long term collaboration between Granby Four Streets and Assemble shows the importance of artistic practice being able to drive and shape urgent issues in the post-industrial era.”
Sugarhouse Records, founded by Assemble, will be Djing at It’s Nice That’s Review of the Year party this Friday.
Below is some of the reaction to the announcement
- M/M (Paris) and the ongoing conversations that define its practice
- Mari Kanstad Johnson's wonderful work picks apart complex narratives
- Bradley Pinkerton’s projects combine handmade gestures with scanned-in textures
- Roberts Rurans uses acrylic paint to add depth and warmth to his illustrations
- The prodigal return of “iconoclastic” artist Danny Fox
- Jump into the world of Ben Jones’ post-internet, psychedelic paintings
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books