Every year the Tate Gallery in London awards the Turner Prize to Britain’s weirdest artist. The award is £25,000 and there are four finalists exhibiting their work:
- Paul Noble – drawings of his invented city “Nobson Newtown” and scatological sculptures (poo statutes).
- Spartacus Chetwynd – medieval morality plays with characters dressed like trees.
- Luke Fowler – a film covering the life and work of maverick Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing (1927-89), and photographs of people in everyday poses.
- Elizabeth Price – a film in three parts, The Woolworths Choir of 1979, about a fire in 1979 that killed 10 people set to the music of girl pop bands.
The winner is selected on December 3, 2012.
Photos of their work and a video of the exhibitions with Adrian Searle.