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The Turner Prize 1999: An exhibition of work by the shortlisted artists

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1999
Published by: Tate Publishing
Year published: 1999
Number of pages: 12

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Catalogue (A4 portrait soft cover catalogue/monochrome text on white gloss paper with full colour illustrations/unpaginated) for the Turner Prize exhibition of 1999, held at Tate Britain, 20 October 1999 - 6 February 2000. Along with Tracey Emin, Steve McQueen and Steven Pippin, Jane and Louise Wilson were shortlisted for the Turner Prize 1999. The jury consisted of Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate, and Chairman of the Jury, Bernard Bürgi, Director of Kunsthalle Zürich, Sasha Craddock, Writer and critic, Judith Nesbitt, Head of Programming, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and Alice Rawsthorn, Representative of the Patrons of New Art. The award was, in due course, made to McQueen, for his exhibitions at the Institute of Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and Kunsthalle, Zurich, which documented his original and uncompromising approach to film installations, including a major new piece, Drumroll, and his innovative presentation of work in other media.” McQueen was only the second Black British artist to win the Turner Prize. The first, Chris Ofili, was the previous year’s winner.

Emin was shortlisted for “her solo exhibitions at Lehmann Maupin, New York, and Sagach Exhibition Space, Tokyo, in which she exhibited works that showed a continuing vibrancy and flair for self-expression, a frank and often brutal honesty, and her versatility across a range of media.” Steven Pippin was shortlisted “for his exhibition Laundromat-Locomotion originating at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in which he transformed twelve laundry machines into cameras in an ambitious experiment exploring the relationship between vision and motion through photography.” Jane and Louise Wilson were shortlisted for their exhibition Gamma at the Lisson Gallery, which documented the interiors of the decommissioned missile base at Greenham Common. The drama and intelligence of this work revealed the Wilsons’ increasingly sophisticated approach to photographic and video installation.”

All the above quotes come from the introduction to the Turner Prize catalogue, which also contained introductions - both written and visual - to these artists’ work.

Contents as follows:

Sponsor’s Foreword, by Janey Walker, Commissioning Editor, Arts, Channel 4.

Foreword, by Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate

Illustrated essay on Tracey Emin, by SW (Simon Wilson, Tate curator)

Illustrated essay on Steve McQueen, by MH (Mary Horlock, Tate curator)

Illustrated essay on Steven Pippin, by SR (Sean Rainbird, Tate curator)

Illustrated essay on Jane and Louise Wilson, by MH (Mary Horlock, Tate curator)

Works Exhibited

Previous Winners of the Turner Prize, and credits


The exhibition was sponsored by Channel 4.


Related people + view all 12

»  Tracey Emin

Born, 1963 in Croydon, UK

»  Sir Steve McQueen OBE, CBE

Born, 1969 in London, UK

»  Steven Pippin

Born, 1960 in Redhill, Surrey UK

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»  Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom