9 - Charlotte Prodger
SaFO5 was the name of Charlotte Prodger’s deeply personal film that represented Scotland at this year’s Venice Biennale. After winning the 2018 Turner Prize with Bridgit, and the Margaret Tait Award before that for Stoneymollan Trail, this new film commissioned by Cove Park completed the trilogy with a visual poem that revealed Prodger as one of the most inventive explorers of inner and outer landscape.
No sooner had Hanna Tuulikki’s Edinburgh Art Festival exhibition, Deer Dancer, ended its run at Edinburgh Printmakers than the Glasgow-based composer, performer and artist was shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, acknowledging Tuulikki’s increasingly expansive explorations of nature, ritual and environmental actions.
The universe has no limit for Katie Paterson, who this year was given her largest UK exhibition at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate alongside works by Turner himself, with a new publication, A place that exists only in moonlight, published to coincide with the show.
With her first major exhibition in a UK institution, How Flexible Can We Make the Mouth, currently running at Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2018 Margaret Tait Award winner Alberta Whittle mixes various forms to question western constructs of history and white privilege from a post-colonial black perspective on oppression, healing and self-liberation.
The List, November 2019