The Turner Prize 2017 exhibition has opened at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, as part of the city’s year as UK City of Culture. This year, and for the first time since the early 90s, artists over the age of 50 are eligible for the prize, with Hurvin Anderson, 52, and Lubaina Himid, 63, on the shortlist. Anderson is known for his barbershop paintings that explore community and cultural identity, while Himid tackles issues to do with race through her paintings, pottery and wooden figures.
When the prize first started in 1984 artists of any age could be considered, however the rules changed in 1991 to only allow those under-50 to be nominated. Yet, the rules were switched once again for this year’s prize
The other shortlisted artist are Andrea Büttner, a German whose diverse practice encompasses printmaking, sculpture, painting and film inspired by a range of subjects from botany to Catholicism, and Rosalind Nashashibi, whose work in film has chronicled everyday life in Gaza among other subjects.
The winner of the prize will be announced on December 5. See below for images from the exhibition and for more information about the exhibition, go here.