Yiadom-Boakye has been nominated
for her 2012 Chisenhale Gallery show in London, Extracts and Verses, a
selection of oil portraits of fictitious black figures
Laure Prouvost, installation view of Max Mara Prize for Women at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013)
Laure Prouvost, Wantee
Prouvost has been nominated for two separate installations: a
film and collage diorama at Whitechapel Gallery in London, and for this
surreal tea-party setup that forms part of the Schwitters in Britain
show at Tate Britain
Tino Sehgal and
participants of These Associations at Tate Modern Turbine Hall, an
interactive performance with the public in which Sehgal's band of
participants gave gallery-goers intimate, uplifting experiences. Sehgal
has been shortlisted for this and for his 2012 Documenta show in Germany
" Turner prize 2012: Elizabeth Price is a worthy winner in a vintage year. In
a strong field, the artist's video dealing with a terrible 1979 fire in
Manchester stood out as a painful, complex and honest work"
"With her first show at Edward Thorp in 2007 (this is her second), Kathy
Bradford joined a generation of women painters who have come into their
own after they turned fifty and, in some cases sixty (Suzan Frecon,
Judith Linhares and Joyce Pensato are three others who come to mind).
Their presence argues for a thorough reevaluation of the canonical
thinking that has prevailed in America since the early days of Pop Art.
That bankrupt narrative, based on the rather flimsy, narcissistic
assumption that the art world got it right the first time, with its own
obsession with surface and spectacle, leaves little room for the quiet
adventurousness and formal variety of these artists’ explorations."
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"The pioneering sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett died yesterday just two weeks shy of her 97th birthday, the Web site Black Art in America reported. She died at her home in Cuernavaca, 40 miles south of Mexico City, where she had lived since using a Rosenwald Fund Fellowship to travel to Mexico in 1946." Benjamin Sutton
"Acclaimed printer maker and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett was born on April 15, 1915
in Washington, D.C. Growing up with grandparents who had been slaves,
she was very aware of the injustices against black women. She attended
Lucretia Mott Elementary School, Dunbar High School and thenHoward University School of Art where she graduated cum laude in 1936.
She was denied admittance to the Carnegie Institute because she was
African American. After she became the first student to earn an MFA
degree in sculpture from the University of Iowa in 1940, she studied ceramics at the Art Institute of Chicago, and later in New York, she studied lithography at the Art Students League. She also spent 1943 studying with sculptor Ossip Zadkine in New York"