2019 Turner Prize: Nominees Decide Against a Single Winner

The four artists nominated for the 2019 Turner Prize will share this year’s award after urging the judges not to choose any of them as a single winner.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Tai Shani and Oscar Murillo got together to write to the prestigious prize’s panel.

They said they wanted to make a “collective statement” at a time when there was “already so much that divides and isolates people and communities”.

The judges agreed and revealed the move at Tuesday’s ceremony in Margate, Kent.

Image copyrightPA MEDIAEdward Enninful at the Turner Prize ceremony
Image captionVogue editor Edward Enninful announced the decision
The Turner Prize is Britain’s most high-profile contemporary art award. The quartet will share the £40,000 prize money.

The art world had gathered at the town’s Dreamland amusement park to find out who had won, but even for an award once known for its shock value, the four-way split was unexpected.

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