Goldie to present the 2017 Turner Prize

Drum ‘n’ bass legend Goldie is set to present this year’s Turner Prize in Hull, and the ceremony will be broadcast live via the BBC.

On the award, the artist said, “The Turner Prize is one of most important art prizes, whether outrageous, curious or challenging, it’s always relevant, as demonstrated by these works by all the artists on the shortlist and I cannot wait to find out who the winner is. Hull is having a storming year as UK City of Culture and I’m really looking forward to getting to see more of it myself.”

Celebrities who’ve presented the prize in its past editions include Yoko Ono, Madonna and Lauren Laverne.

Artists shortlisted for the 2017 award are Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi. Their work is currently on display at Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery until 7 January 2018.

First established in 1984, each year four artists are chosen for the coveted award. It’s annually given to an artist living, working or born in Britain for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation. The award comes with a cash prize of £25,000 for the winner, and £5,000 for the three runners-up. The winner of last year’s award was London-based artist Helen Marten.

Head here for more info on this year’s Turner Prize.

Revisit Crack’s Aesthetic feature with Goldie.