artnet News | Lorena Muñoz-Alonso:
Last night, UK’s top curators, dealers, and art writers sat around dinner tables installed in Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries to witness the hotly-anticipated announcement of the 2016 Turner Prize winner.
After a moving introductory speech by Nicholas Serota—in what will probably be the last Turner Prize under his helm—in which he addressed the dangers of insularity brought about by Brexit, as well as art’s unique role in fostering openness, the British writer Ben Okri announced Helen Marten as the winner… Read more
Image: Helen Marten, with her artwork at The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery in West Yorkshire. Photo Anthony Devlin/PA Wire