Introducing Turner Prize 2023 Shortlisted Artist, Ghislaine Leung

With one week to go until the installation of the Turner Prize 2023 at Towner Eastbourne, we take a look at Ghislaine Leung's impressive oeuvre and her nominated exhibition ‘Foundations’.

Ghislaine Leung, Hours, 2022. Fountains, Installation View at Simian, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Simian Copenhagen; and Maxwell Graham, New York; and Cabinet, London. Photo: GRAYSC.

British conceptual artist Ghislaine Leung (born in Sweden, 1980) burst onto the contemporary art scene in 2017, featuring in several European shows including ‘Something Stronger Than Me’ at the Contemporary Arts Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

Her avant-garde practice, which takes a critical look at the conditions of art production, presentation and circulation within the artistic space, was also displayed, the same year, in a group exhibition in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Leung has since staged several solo exhibitions displaying her socio-political artworks in New York, Oslo, London and Milan and, most importantly, her solo exhibition ‘Fountains’, nominated for the 2023 Turner Prize.

hislaine Leung, Violets 2, 2013. Fountains, Installation View at Simian, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Simian Copenhagen; and Maxwell Graham, New York; and Cabinet, London. Photo: GRAYSC.

Staged at Simian, an independent art centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, ‘Fountains’ took on the form of five ‘scores’ – short written instructions produced by the artist which set the conditions for the production and representation of the artwork by the gallery team.

The exhibition tested the boundaries of the gallery space, as demonstrated by the displaced pipes tangling through the centre of the bare white space (image above). The ‘score’ which welcomed visitors to the gallery was as follows:

‘‘All pipes removed for refurbishment reinstalled within the space of one exhibition and fixed from the floor using as much of the material as possible while keeping it all interconnected. Spare pieces that do not fit in this configuration are to be bracketed together in smaller formations. A welcome sign to be installed.’’

- Ghislaine Leung

Leung's ability to create sleek compositions that challenge how art is produced and consumed, can also be interpreted by the specific gallery she is working with, makes Leung a strong contender for this year's prize.

The exhibition of Turner Prize’s four shortlisted artists will be presented at Towner from 28 September 2023 – 14 April 2024 with the announcement of the winner on 5 December 2023. The Turner Prize winner will be awarded £25,000 with £10,000 awarded to the other shortlisted artists. We hope to see you there.

King & McGaw are proud sponsors of the Turner Prize 2023 at Towner Eastbourne.

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