The announcement of this year’s Turner prize winner will be made on 7 December, but the exhibition opens at the end of this month (29 October-18 January). What is already evident is that it will not be easy to level the usual criticism at the conceptuality of it all; four of the five short-listed artists are skilled craftsman. Grayson Perry is to display 14 of his richly decorated vases (right, “Village of Penians”, 2001) plus three new works, photographs and costumes of his transvestite alter-ego Claire; Anya Gallaccio’s installations will use organic materials that will slowly deteriorate; the Chapman Brothers’ defaced prints of Goya’s original etchings will be on show with a new bronze statue. The Northern Ireland-born Willie Doherty will show the two-screen video installation “Re-run” made for the São Paulo Bienal last year.
Turner Prize now on at Tate Britain
Who will be this year's winner?
30 September 2003