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Turner Prize 2009 shortlist announced

by Dan Fox

The shortlist for the 2009 Turner Prize was announced today.

This year’s nominees are Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright.

Enrico David has been nominated for his solo exhibitions ‘How Do You Love Dzzzzt By Mammy?’ at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, and ‘Bulbous Marauder’ at the Seattle Art Museum; Roger Hiorns for his Artangel commission Seizure, and his solo exhibition at Corvi-Mora, London; Lucy Skaer for her solo exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and ‘A Boat Used as a Vessel’ at the Kunsthalle Basel; and Richard Wright for the work he exhibited in the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh and his exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh.

The members of the 2009 jury are Charles Esche (Director, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), Mariella Frostrup, (writer and broadcaster), Jonathan Jones (art critic, The Guardian), and Dr Andrea Schlieker (Director, Folkestone Triennial, and curator). Stephen Deuchar, Director, Tate Britain is Chair of the Jury.

Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at Tate Britain opening on 7 October 2009. The winner will be announced on 7 December.

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    Dan Fox is co-editor of frieze and is based in New York.

    His book Pretentiousness: Why It Matters will be published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in the UK in February 2016, and by Coffee House Books in the US in April 2016. In 2015 he appeared on the album ‘Cave Moderne’ by The God in Hackney and the debut LP by Big Legs, both on Junior Aspirin Records