If you want to find out what is going on in the world of art nowadays in the big chaos of doubts about what is truly art and what is not, in the enormous quantity of information  Turner Prize comes to point out what we should really not miss looking at. Turner prize is  a contemporary art award that was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art. Awarding the prize is organized by the Tate gallery and staged at Tate Britain.The four artists nominated for Turner Prize 2009 are Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright.

Enrico David-Born in Ancona, Italy, 43 years old, studied sculpture at St Martin’s college, London and has been nominated for his solo exhibitions ‘How Do You Love Dzzzzt By Mammy?’ at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst.The exhibition circles around just a few elements: Two photographs showing two small boys occupied with a piano – one of them the artist himself – and a portrait of a man. A second installation presents a room with a scene based on the Surrealist photo collage vielle femme et enfant (ca. 1935) by Dora Maar also for  Basel, and ‘Bulbous Marauder’ at the Seattle Art Museum

Bulbous Marauder

Bulbous Marauder

Roger Hiorns is one of two 34-year-olds on the shortlist, an alumnus of Goldsmiths college, London. Hehas been nominated for Artangel commission Seizure where he has covered the walls and ceilings of a soon to be demolished flat, Number 157 , Harper Road near Elephant and Castle in blue copper sulphate crystals, and  also his solo exhibition at Corvi-Mora, London.

Into the blue

Into the blue

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Lucy Skaer 34, born in Cambridge and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Much of her work consists of her interacting with, and changing, public spaces, often uses photography as the basis of her work but is probably best known for her playful public installations. She has been nominated for Turner Prize for her solo exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and ‘A Boat Used as a Vessel’ at the Kunsthalle Basel.

Black Alphabet

Black Alphabet

Solid Ground-Liquid to solid ground in 85 years

Solid Ground-Liquid to solid ground in 85 years

Richard Wright 49, is another Glasgow-based artist, who creates epic (albeit short-lived) paintings on gallery walls, Turner Prize judge  Schlieker described him as a “painter who rejects the canvas”, nomintated for the work he exhibited in the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh and his exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh.

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