The cheek of it: 2016 Turner Prize shortlist revealed

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A giant golden sculpture of buttocks and more than £20,000 in pennies are among artworks in the running for this year’s Turner Prize.

An exhibition of the works by four shortlisted artists will go on display at the Tate Britain on Tuesday.

Video report by ITV News reporter Sally Lockwood, interviewing Estelle Lovat FRSA – Click to watch  video

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  • Anthea Hamilton

Measuring around 16ft high, Hamilton’s Project For A Door (After Gaetano Pesce) is part of a series of “physical realisations” of images taken from the artist’s archive.

It also consists of a “brick suit” – a fabric suit which camouflages with the wall behind.

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A gallery assistant looks nominee Anthea Hamilton’s ‘Brick Suit’. Credit: PA
  • Michael Dean

Michael Dean’s work includes a piece consisting of £20,435.99 in pennies, to represent “one penny below the UK poverty line for a family of four”.

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Thousands of pennies are used to deliver a poverty message. Credit: PA
  • Josephine Pryde

Josephine Pryde’s installation features a train model entitled The New Media Express in a Temporary Siding (Baby Wants To Ride) 2016.

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Josephine Pryde’s train model. Credit: PA
  • Helen Marten

Helen Marten’s work features handmade as well as found objects such as cotton buds and fish skins to create “poetic visual puzzles”.

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Helen Marten’s installations features a various of objects Credit: PA

The winner of the contemporary art prize, which is now in its 32nd year, will be announced in December.

Source: ITV news

Jeff Koons and his Play-Doh pile ‘Now’ in London | Video

Newport Street Gallery in London presents ‘Now’ a solo exhibition of work by American artist Jeff Koons spanning 35 years.

 Estelle Lovatt is an Art Critic: “The childhood sculptures are trying to take us right back to our earliest form of communication, how we sculpt with play doh or plasticine. You know it’s wonderful, how we touch and feel, messy play, and it’s trying to get rid of our inhibitions, it’s also trying to say; ‘Listen, everything and anything is art’.”

Jeff Koons: ‘Now’, runs from 18 May 2016 to 16 Oct 2016 and contains sexually explicit material.

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Save the date: April 29, 2016 | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2016 @ The Royal Geographical Society.

Delighted to announce that I’m one of the speakers at this year’s TEDxLondonBusinessSchool. Feel free to join me on April 29, 2016 at The Royal Geographical Society.

I’ll be talking about ‘The fun and irony in art’

‘As a freelance art critic for the BBC and Sky News who is also trained as a fine artist, Estelle Lovatt is well placed to offer her expert opinion on the theory, practice and intention behind great artworks. Estelle believes art is a universal language that best communicates human emotion as it breaks down barriers regardless of idiom, race, age, culture, gender, religion, country or ethnicity. In her illuminating talk she opens your eyes to the hard-to-fathom masterpieces, explaining how best to appreciate different art styles at work and understand the artist’s original intentions, allowing you to discover the hidden critic in you.’

See all the speakers announced here.  More info & tickets. Estelle Lovatt - TEDx

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