Yesterday Tate Britain announced the cancellation of this year’s Turner Prize. It will be replaced by a £100,000 ‘Turner bursary’ split equally among ten artists who will be announced in late June.
The Turner Prize, created in 1984 to recognise British contemporary art, is organised annually by Tate Britain. The 2020 winner would have been revealed at a ceremony in December. Previous winners include Mark Leckey, Steve McQueen and Grayson Perry.
Tate Britain director and Turner Prize jury chair Alex Farquharson said, “We can all look forward to it returning in 2021,” but can it be assumed that the Turner Prize will ever go back to ‘normal’?