Montserrat-Born Sculptor Veronica Ryan Has Won the 2022 Turner Prize, Shouting ‘Power! Visibility!’ From the Victor’s Podium, Taylor Dafoe, δημοσίευση στο Artnet News [7/12/2022]Marilena Pateraki
Veronica Ryan, a sculptor whose meditative work melds handcraft and found objects to probe issues of identity and cultural history, has won the 2022 Turner Prize, the U.K. biggest contemporary art award.
Hoots and hollers went up in Liverpool’s St. George’s Hall as the Montserrat-born artist was announced as the winner of the prestigious award. At 66, Ryan is the oldest maker to take home the prize. (Until 2016, only artists under the age of 50 were eligible.)
“Power! Visibility!” she yelled from the podium.
Ryan, who received an OBE from the Queen last year, was chosen for the “personal and poetic way she extends the language of sculpture,” according to a statement from the prize’s jury. The group praised the “noticeable shift in her use of space, color, and scale both in gallery and civic spaces.”
With the win, Ryan will take home a cash prize of £25,000 ($30,500). The remaining shortlisted artists—Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, and Sin Wai Kin—will each pocket £10,000 ($12,000).
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