Turner Prize 2015: Shortlist includes Toxteth housing estate
12 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Artist collective Assemble transformed Granby Four Streets housing estate in Toxteth
A Liverpool housing estate transformed by an art collective and an opera inspired by the violence of cartoons have both been shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize.
The four nominees also include London artist Bonnie Camplin and German-born Nicole Wermers, nominated for her piece on “consumer culture”, Infrastrucktur.
The winner of the £25,000 prize will be announced in December in Glasgow.
The 2015 exhibition is being staged at the city’s Tramway arts venue.
The art prize, organised by Tate Galleries, has a reputation for controversy, with previous winners including Martin Creed’s light going on and off and Grayson Perry’s pots, which tackled subjects like death and child abuse.
This year’s shortlist cites London-based collective, Assemble, who have helped to transform run down housing estates such as Toxteth’s Granby Four Streets.
Residents fought plans for demolition by recruiting Assemble to help regenerate the spaces “from the ground up” to make the estate “a place people actually want to live in”.
Infrastruktur 2015 by artist Nicole Wermers features fur coats and designer chairs
The collective of around 16 people under 30 has also worked with community groups in the east end of Glasgow.
Tate said the group shares a studio in London and operates “like a Modernist collective from the 1930s”. …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment