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Turner Prize 1998

Group show at Tate Britain. 1998 - 1999
Date: 28 October, 1998 until 10 January, 1999
Curator: Virginia Button & Michela Parkin
Organiser: Tate

Annual art prize sponsored by Channel 4 who screen the prize ceremony and announcement. Either deemed ‘boring’ or ‘controversial’. This entity again produced a large amount of publicity as the winner, Chris Ofili, was the first painter to win since Howard Hodgkin in 1985, and also the artist at this time used elephant dung in his work - cue lots of puns using ‘dung’.

List of previous winners, up to 1998: 1984 - Malcolm Morley; 1985 - Howard Hodgkin; 1986 - Gilbert and George; 1987 - Richard Deacon; 1988 - Tony Cragg; 1989 - Richard Long; 1990 - Prize suspended; 1991 - Anish Kapoor; 1992 - Grenville Davey; 1993 - Rachel Whiteread; 1994 - Damien Hirst; 1996 - Douglas Gordon; 1997 - Gillian Wearing.

Link to information about 1998 prize: www.tate.org.uk/britain/turnerprize/history/1998.shtm

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Preview relating to an exhibition, 1998

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1998

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1998

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People in this exhibition

»  Tacita Dean

Born, 1965 in Canterbury, UK

»  Cathy de Monchaux

Born, 1960 in London, UK

»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

»  Sam Taylor-Wood

Born, 1967 in London, England

Exhibition venues

»  Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom