Tuesday, December 04, 2007

2007 Turner Prize Awarded: Mark Wallinger

Anti-War Installation Wins 2007 Turner Prize

Conceptual artist Mark Wallinger has won Britain's most prestigious and coveted art award, the 2007 Turner Prize, for his installation titled "State Britain", which is a recreation of Brain Haw's 2001 peace demonstration against sanctions imposed on Iraq by Britain.

The common rhetoric that artists today are not commenting on the war on Iraq should cease for awhile, not that I personally share the sentiment since I've seen various artists give their take on the war, but a new debate has been sparked concerning artistic authorship and originality.

Noteworthy Links:
Telegraph
New York Times
Tate

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