This year’s UK city of culture Hull will tomorrow become home to an exhibition featuring this year’s Turner Prize shortlisted artists for the first time. Work by Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi will be on display at Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery from 26 September 2017 to 7 January 2018, in what is to be a highlight of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
The Turner Prize winners will be announced in Hull in December. This year’s Turner prize jury are Dan Fox who is co-editor of Frieze Magazine, critic and writer Martin Herbert, curator, editor and writer Mason Leaver-Yap, and Emily Pethick, director of Showroom. The jury is chaired by the Tate Britain’s director Alex Farquharson.
Alex Farquharson, director at Tate Britain and chair of the Turner Prize jury noted in a statement to press: “We are delighted that this year’s Turner Prize is being staged outside London at the Ferens Art Gallery as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, with an exceptional shortlist that reflects the best of British art today. The Turner Prize has had a huge impact on the level of public engagement in contemporary art and we hope audiences in Hull will enjoy being part of the debate.”
“In a year that continues to exceed expectations, the Ferens hosting Turner Prize 2017 is another feather in the cap for Hull,” added Martin Green, Director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. “The four artists in this exhibition have contributed to a timely show that asks important questions about the world and the society we live in. Our ambition is that it will get people talking as well as drawing audiences from across Hull, the rest of the UK and much further afield.”
Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council, said: "The gallery has had a phenomenal year so far and the public have embraced fully our visual arts offer. Hosting the UK’s most prestigious art prize strengthens the gallery’s reputation as one of the finest regional galleries in the country.”
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