We Won The Turner Prize!
Comtec have won the contract to produce the prestigious Turner Prize at the Tate Liverpool.
This will be the first year that the event is held outside of London and is part of the build up towards the city being Capital of Culture 2008.
The prestigious art prize has been the cause of controversy for many, with entries such as Tracy Emin’s ‘unmade bed’ in 1999, and was won by Damien Hirst in 1995 – with his animals in formaldehyde. This years event is less controversial and the short listed artists are Zarina Bhimji, Nathan Coley, Mike Nelson and Mark Wallinger. The winner will be announced on December 3rd live on Channel 4, which will mean that this is the third time in six months that Comtec will be featuring on national television.
The Turner Prize, which began in 1984 and was designed as a way in which to provoke national interest in contemporary art, has a prize fund of £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and the £5,000 to other nominees.