The winner of this year’s Turner Prize for Art is the architect practice Assemble. Their work is as much technological and scientific as artistic: it involves, measurement, testing, repeatability, as well as the use of theory from physics, chemistry and biology.
The three other nominees included Bonnie Camplin’s “The Military Industrial Complex (Patterns),”
It is an installation that includes stations at which viewers can don headphones and hear about alien abductions and displays of books about conspiracy theories, hypnosis, religion and trance states;
Nicole Wermer’s “Infrastruktur,” is an installation that explores the intersection of art, design and consumer culture with objects like fur coats sewn onto steel chairs;
“DOUG,” an operatic cantata by the artist Janice Kerbel, whose protagonist navigates a landscape of imagined disasters.