Miuccia Prada to announce Turner Prize winner 2010

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  • Fashion designer Miuccia Prada has been chosen to announce the winner of the Turner Prize 2010 in December

    It has been revealed that Miuccia Prada, renowned fashion designer and President of Fondazione Prada, will announce the winner of the Turner Prize 2010 during a live broadcast of the award ceremony on 6th December.

    In 2005, Miuccia was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world ‘for having provoked and influenced colleagues for years with her eccentric and highly personal sensibility.’

    The prestigious Turner Prize, established in 1984, is presented annually to a British artist under the age of fifty for an outstanding exhibition of their work.

    Intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art, the Turner Prize is widely recognised as one of the most esteemed awards for the visual arts in Europe.

    The 2010 exhibition features work by the four short-listed artists, who include Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz, Susan Philipsz and The Otolith Group and is open to the public at the Tate Britain until 3rd January 2011.

    The winner will be chosen by a jury including Isabel Carlos (Director of Centre of Modern Art) Philip Hensher (Writer, critic and journalist) Andrew Nairne (Executive Director at Arts Council England) Polly Staple (Director of Chisenhale Gallery) and Penelope Curtis (Director of Tate Britain).

    This year’s prize fund is £40,000, with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 to each of the three short-listed artists.

    Come and see the exhibition for yourself at the Tate Britain, open daily from 10am until 5.30pm and until 10pm on the first Friday of every month.

    Tickets are £8 (or £6 concessions) and can be purchased by visiting www.tate.org.uk/tickets or by calling 020 7887 8888.


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