Why is the Turner prize failing to engage with politics?

By Morgan Quaintance

With the arts under pressure, the Turner should bring audiences into contact with work that reflects the political realities of our times. Instead, it's playing it safe

Let's begin with the inherent art prize problem. If, after the succession of 20th-century avant gardes, anything can be considered contemporary art, but there are no universally agreed criteria by which such work might be objectively assessed, how can prizes for the so‑called “best” in the field justify their claims?

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