Art & Design

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.

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The three other nominees included Bonnie Camplin’s “The Military Industrial Complex (Patterns),”

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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;

two.jpgNicole 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;

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“DOUG,” an operatic cantata by the artist Janice Kerbel, whose protagonist navigates a landscape of imagined disasters.