DJ Goldie will be coming to Hull in December to announce the winner of this year’s Turner Price. Writes Tiffany Jones
The award ceremony will take place Tuesday 5 December at Hull Minster. The news was announced on Twitter this morning:
— Hull CC News (@Hullccnews) October 26, 2017
— Hull City of Culture (@2017Hull) October 27, 2017
Acclaimed DJ, producer and artist Goldie has toured the world with his music and has had his own art work exhibited internationally.
Goldie said: “The Turner Prize is one of most important art prizes, whether outrageous, curious or challenging, it’s always relevant, as demonstrated by these works by all the artists on the shortlist and I cannot wait to find out who the winner is. Hull is having a storming year as UK City of Culture and I’m really looking forward to getting to see more of it myself.”
The Turner Prize is currently on display at Ferens Art Gallery, showcasing the work of the four shortlisted artists: Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi.
The exhibition has been a major highlight of this year’s City of Culture, and has attracted more that 45,000 visitors since opening to the public in September.
The Turner Prize award is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,ooo for each of the other shortlisted artists.
The winner will be chosen by the Turner Prize 2017 jury who are: Dan Fox, writer and co-editor of Frieze; Martin Herbert, art critic; Mason Leaver-Yap, Walker Art Center’s Bentson Scholar of Moving Image and Associate Curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin; and Emily Pethick, Director of Showroom. The jury is chaired by Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain.
Martin Green, Director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, said: “We are thrilled that Goldie has agreed to present this year’s Turner Prize in Hull. The shortlisted artists have together produced a show that offers powerful commentary on current issues, and it is brilliant to have someone whose own work has continually reflected what is going on around him presenting the award.”
The Turner Prize will be on display until January 7 2017, for more information about the turner price visit the Hull 2017 website.