Turner Prize 2013

Turner Prize 2013
Radio Times
Review by:
Gracie Lofthouse

Grayson Perry asked in the Reith Lectures: where are the boundaries of contemporary art? This annual awards ceremony suggests there aren’t any. From dirty beds to dead sharks, anything can be art – but not everyone can enjoy it.

So in a bid to alter its elitist, London-centric image, the Turner Prize turns away from England for the first time ever – to Londonderry. Portraitist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, drawer and sculptor David Shrigley, performance artist Tino Sehgal and film-maker Laure Prouvost are this year’s nominees.

Do not fear - it’s still as strange as ever. Shrigley set up a giant naked man for visitors to draw at this year’s accompanying show, while Prouvost hosted a mad hatter’s tea party.

Actress Saoirse Ronan will announce the winner; Lauren Laverne presents.

About this programme

Actress Saoirse Ronan announces the winner of the annual arts award live from Derry-Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013. This programme, presented by Lauren Laverne, profiles each of the four shortlisted candidates - Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, nominated for her paintings; Tino Sehgal, for his performance work in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall; Laure Prouvost, for her film installations; and David Shrigley, for his exhibition at Hayward Gallery.

Cast and crew


Lauren Laverne
Saoirse Ronan


Nick Walters
Executive Producer
Katherine Allen

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