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Turner Prize 1993

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1993
Published by: Tate
Year published: 1993
Number of pages: 12

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Catalogue (soft cover catalogue/monochrome text on white gloss paper with full colour illustrations/unpaginated) for the Turner Prize exhibition of 1993, held at Tate Gallery, 3 - 28 November 1993. Along with Hannah Collins, Vong Phaophanit, and Sean Scully, Rachel Whiteread was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 1993. The jury consisted of Iwona Blazwick, Curator of exhibitions in Britain and abroad, Carole Conrad, Art historian and representative of the Patrons of New Art, Declan McGonagle, Director of the Irish Museum of Modrn Art, Dublin, David Sylvester, Art historian, and Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Gallery and Chairman of the Turner Prize Jury.  The award was, in due course, made to Whiteread.

Whiteread, the eventual winner was shortlisted for “the continuing development of her work as shown at her retrospective exhibition at the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Sydney Biennale, and Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris.” Collins was shortlisted for “her strong representation at the Third International Isanbul biennale, where she exhibited her series ‘Signs of Life’, and also for her retrospective exhibition at the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona.” Phaophanit was shortlisted for “his installation of ‘Neon Rice Field’ at the Serpentine Gallery, London and at the Venice Biennale Aperto, and also for ‘Litterae Lucentes’ (Light Writing), a compelling installation in the grounds of Killerton Park in Devon.” Scully was shortlisted for “exhibitions of his work at Waddington Galleries, London, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, and for his major retrospective at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA.”

All the above quotes come from the introduction to the Turner Prize catalogue, which also contained introductions - both written and visual - to these artists’ work.

Contents as follows:

Portraits and brief introductions to the shortlisted artists anf jurists. The page includes the following text: “The Turner Prize will be awarded at Tate Gallery on 23 November 1993, during a live broadcast on Channel 4, to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 30 June 1993.

Sponsor’s Foreword, Waldemar Janusczak, Commissioning Editor for Arts, Channel 4 Television.

Foreword, by Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate Gallery

Illustrated essay on Hannah Collins

Illustrated essay on Vong Phaophanit

Illustrated essay on Sean Scully

Illustrated essay on Rachel Whiteread

(all essays written by Simon Wilson)

Works Exhibited

Previous Winners of the Turner Prize/Credits

The Turner Prize 1993 was sponsored by Channel 4

Related people

»  Vong Phaophanit

Born, 1961 in Laos

»  Sean Scully

Born, 1945 in Dublin, Ireland

»  Rachel Whiteread CBE

Born, 1963 in London, England