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Turner Prize unveils 2010 shortlist

4th May 2010

The artists competing for the GBP 25,000 Turner Prize have been named.

Susan Philipsz, Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz and the Otolith Group have been shortlisted for the prestigious award, which was won last year by Richard Wright.

Scottish artist Philipsz is best known for playing recordings of her singing across public address systems, with her most recent effort seeing her broadcasting versions of Scottish lament Lowlands Away under the bridges of Glasgow.

London-based painter Dalwood draws inspiration from darker subjects, with past works including The Death Of David Kelly, which depicts the area where the weapons expert's body was found following his suicide in 2003, and Sharon Tate's House, which is based on the Charles Manson murders.

De La Cruz, meanwhile, displays her paintings in the corners, doorways and on the floors of galleries after tearing and folding them, while the Otolith Group - which comprises Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun - has covered issues such as sweatshop workers in India in its previous projects.

The Turner Prize was founded in 1984 to recognise the UK's best contemporary artists and has become widely recognised as one of the most high-profile and often controversial awards for the visual arts in Europe.

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