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Artes Mundi Awards Prize to All Six Shortlisted Artists

The jury for the UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi has unanimously decided to award the prize to all six artists shortlisted this year, in recognition of this time of exceptional social and economic upheaval and to acknowledge the outstanding quality of their individual practices, and the powerfully relevant work that has been either been newly created or reconfigured especially for the exhibition. Artists Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic), Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa),...

Turner Prize 2020 Cancelled, Replaced By Bursaries

The organisers of the Turner Prize have announced the cancellation of his year’s edition. Instead, 10 bursaries of £10,000 will be awarded to selected artists. Normally, the shortlist for the controversial modern art prize would have been announced by organisers Tate Britain at this time of year, usually to the bafflement and derision of the public. An exhibition would have opened in the autumn with the winner of the £25,000 prize announced in December. Alex...

Doris Salcedo Wins The World’s Largest Art Prize

Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has won the world’s largest art prize for her body of work produced over the last 25 years. The Nomura Art Award is worth $1m and was announced on the evening of October 31st in Shanghai. Salcedo is known for her work around the human cost of the conflict between the governments and rebel groups in her home country, Colombia. She is one of the country’s most prominent artists and confronts...

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