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Robert Taylor (Tate)

As Representative of the Patrons of New Art, Robert Taylor was one of the jurists for Turner Prize exhibition of 2004, held at Tate Britain, 20 October - 23 December 2004. The other jury members were Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate, and Chairman of the Jury, Catherine David (Director of Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam), Adrian Searle, Art Critic, The Guardian, and David Thorp, Curator, Contemporary Projects, Henry Moore Foundation.

Along with Kutlug Ataman, Langlands & Bell, and Yinka Shonibare, Jeremy Deller was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2004. The award was, in due course, made to Deller, for “Memory Bucket, a mixed media installation at Art Pace, San Antonio, documenting his travels through the state of Texas. This continued Deller’s personal investigation of the social and cultural make-up that defines different societies.”

Ataman was shortlisted for “his poignant and incisive video installations which describe the lives of individuals, creating intimate portraits while addressing broader social concerns, as shown at the Istanbul Biennial and other European venues.” Langlands & Bell were shortlisted “For The House of Osama bin Laden, an exhibition first shown at the Imperial War Museum, London, featuring photographs, digital animations and video works made following their visit to Afghanistan, which extended their interest in buildings, their histories and how we relate to them.” Shonibare was shortlisted “For his sculptural installations in which he continues to use African fabric to subvert conventional readings of cultural identity, as seen in his exhibition Double Dutch at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and in his solo show at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.”

(All quotes from the introduction to the Turner Prize catalogue, 2004, Tate Publishing, London.)

The accompanying catalogue contained introductions - both written and visual - to these artists’ work.

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London, United Kingdom