The artist who installed the ‘transformative’ Fourth Plinth sculpture in London’s Trafalgar Square has been shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize.
Heather Phillipson’s The End features a swirl of whipped cream topped with a cherry, drone and bow tie.
The British artist, 43, was also nominated for her immersive solo exhibition at Tate Britain entitled Rupture No 1: Blowtorching The Bitten Peach, which the judges called “overwhelming” after lockdown.
The four-person shortlist includes Sin Wai Kin, 31, nominated for their ability to bring fantasy to life through storytelling, drawing on their own experience of passing between binary categories.
In her film A Dream Of Wholeness In Parts, Sin plays three hybrid characters, in which traditional Chinese philosophy and dramaturgy intersect with contemporary drag.
Also in the running is Ingrid Pollard, whose nominated exhibition Carbon Slowly Turning questions our relationship with nature.
The 69-year-old has been praised for uncovering stories and stories hidden from plain sight in her work over the decades, with a particular focus on race and the concept of the other.
The final artist on the shortlist is Veronica Ryan, who is being praised for her new work Along A Spectrum, which explores perception, history and personal narratives, as well as the psychological impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fruit, seeds, plants and vegetables are recurring sculptural objects in her installations, representing displacement, fragmentation and alienation.
Ryan, 66, was also commended for her Hackney Windrush Art Commission in London, with the jury impressed by the sensuality and tactility of her sculptures.
Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain and co-chair of the Turner Prize jury, said: “Art has provided us with much-needed joy and escape over the past year, but it has also helped reconnect us with each other and the world around us to connect around. how the practices of the four nominated artists illustrate in different ways.”
Helen Legg, director of Tate Liverpool and co-chair of the Turner Prize jury, said: “The jury have traveled across the country, taking advantage of the relaxation to enjoy the explosion of creativity that has emerged from the pandemic.
“The result is a diverse group of artists, each with a unique vision, who impressed the judges with the intensity of their presentations, while also addressing important issues facing our society today.”
This year, the Turner Prize returns to Liverpool for the first time in 15 years.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony in December and an exhibition of all the shortlisted artists’ work will be held at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 to 19 March 2023.
The Turner Prize is one of the world’s most renowned prizes for the visual arts.
Established in 1984, the prize is named after the radical British painter JMW Turner and the winner will receive £25,000, with £10,000 going to each of the other shortlisted artists.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/turner-prize-shortlist-2022-b2056166.html Turner Prize 2022: Fourth Plinth Whipped Cream Sculpture among shortlisted artworks