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Turner Prize 2015 awarded for the first time to a collective of “non-artists”

2 years ago

The Turner Prize 2015 was awarded to Assemble.

Arguably Europe’s most prestigious contemporary visual art award is coming to Scotland for the first time. The Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year.  Every other year, the prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London. For 2015, that venue will be Tramway in Glasgow, an international art-space renowned for commissioning, producing and presenting contemporary arts projects.

Assemble had been nominated for projects including the ongoing collaboration with local residents and others in the Granby Four Streets, Liverpool.

Assemble are a London-based collective who work across the fields of art, design and architecture to create projects in tandem with the communities who use and inhabit them. Their architectural spaces and environments promote direct action and embrace a DIY sensibility.

Elena Scarpa

  • Assemble Group Photo 2014 © Assemble Assemble Group Photo 2014 © Assemble
  • Lina Bo Bardi, Together. Courtesy of Assemble Studio Lina Bo Bardi, Together. Courtesy of Assemble Studio

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