First Woman to Win Turner Prize

The Turner Prize, a modern art award, has been given to Tomma Abts. From the article,

“According to the judges, her work “gives a kind of depth and illusion to abstraction which you normally find in figurative painting.”
“It’s not often you find work that has rigour and incredible beauty. Her work is an extraordinary achievement both technically and aesthetically.
“Her project stands quite apart from other painters of her generation,” they said.

I am not familiar with her work. But it sounds quite different (and more accessible) than putting dead animals in formaldehyde or incorporating feces into a painting. As the article details, this award has been the source of a lot of controversy given the nature of the art produced by past winners. Abts appears to be a much tamer winner than the current and past nominees and winners.


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