Turner Prize 2022 at Tate Liverpool

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
Still from a film by artist Sin Wai Kin, A Dream of Wholeness in Parts (still) 2021 © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Chi - Wen Gallery, Taipei and Soft Opening, London. Produced by Chi - Wen Productions, Taipei. Supported by Hayward Gallery Touring for British Art Show 9
Sin Wai Kin, A Dream of Wholeness in Parts (still) 2021 © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Chi - Wen Gallery, Taipei and Soft Opening, London. Produced by Chi - Wen Productions, Taipei. Supported by Hayward Gallery Touring for British Art Show 9

Turner Prize 2022 at Tate Liverpool, Waterfront, 20 October 2022–19 March 2023, free entry - Find Out More

This year, Tate Liverpool will have the honour and pleasure of hosting what is perhaps the most important event in contemporary art in the UK – the Turner Prize. The shortlist for this year includes: Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin. The artists are seemingly very different in their approach to art-making but they joined by their desire to push boundaries and challenge our perceptions of the world, whether it’s about gender, ecology or the absurd. Let’s take a quick look at the nominated four.

Heather Phillipson is an artist who encourages curiosity and cultivates strangeness – her multimedia work is constantly shifting in form and focus, with elusive subject matter that sometimes materialises in the form of bold, public-space sculpture. Perhaps her most famous work is THE END – a giant sculpture of whipped cream with a cherry on top, shown in Trafalgar Square. She is nominated for her solo exhibition RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach at Tate Britain.

Photograph of Heather Phillipson's sculpture, THE END © David Parry, PA Wire
Heather Phillipson, THE END © David Parry, PA Wire

 

Ingrid Pollard is predominantly a photographer but also works with sculpture, sound and movement. She explores themes of Britishness, race, landscape, sexuality, history and deep time and challenges assumptions about the experience of alienation, as illustrated by her well-known work Pastoral Interlude from 1987. Pollard is nominated for her solo exhibition Carbon Slowly Turning at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes.

Ingrid Pollard, Pastoral Interlude 1987 © Ingrid Pollard. Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Ingrid Pollard, Pastoral Interlude 1987 © Ingrid Pollard. Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

Traces and memory are the key themes of Veronica Ryan’s work. Nominated for her solo exhibition Along a Spectrum at Spike Island, Bristol and her Hackney Windrush Art Commission in London, Ryan uses motifs of fruits, vegetables and seeds, as well as containers and compartments in her sculpture and installations which range from minimalist and smaller in scale, to larger public work.

Veronica Ryan, Along a Spectrum (2021) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Commissioned by Spike Island, Bristol and supported by Freelands Foundation. Photograph by Max McClure. Copyright Veronica Ryan. Courtesy Spike Island, Bristol, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York and Alison Jacques, London.
Veronica Ryan, Along a Spectrum (2021) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Commissioned by Spike Island, Bristol and supported by Freelands Foundation. Photograph by Max McClure. Copyright Veronica Ryan. Courtesy Spike Island, Bristol, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York and Alison Jacques, London.

 

Sin Wai Kin is a London-based, non-binary, mixed race multimedia artist who expertly leaps between categories and bends existing narratives in order to describe the experience of identification, desire and consciousness. Sin’s video works filled with mesmerising characters whose journeys lead them to dissolving binaries. The artist nominated for their involvement in the British Art Show 9 and their solo presentation at Blindspot Gallery.

Luckily for us, having the Turner Prize exhibition on our doorstep means we can easily see the show in person and perhaps even pick our favourites ahead of the winner announcement in December. So put the date in your diary – the opportunity to see it is too good to be missed.

Turner Prize 2022 at Tate Liverpool, Waterfront

20 October 2022–19 March 2023
Free entry