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Turner Prize for shooting on a smartphone, a melting iceberg and closed Louvre

We present the art digest of the first week of December-2018: the most high-profile news and events of modern art, which reflect the spirit and features of our time.

Turner Prize 2018 received an artist from Scotland for the film, shot on camera smartphone

Charlotte Expect, a 44-year-old artist from Glasgow, took home the main prize of British art for her poetic film Bridgit, shot on an iPhone, in which native landscapes seemed to enter into a dialogue with features of her strange personality.
Charlotte Prodger works with the video series, like all the artists on this shortlist this year. But, unlike the others, she avoids professional technology and the use of frames from the archives - almost all of her films are shot on the iPhone and reveal highly personal, copyright stories. The 32-minute film "Bridget" consists of a series of short clips shot within one year. Most of the work is a static picture: these are footage of her house, views from the windows of the trains, from the observation deck of the ship, and the neighborhood of the Aberdeenshire district in Scotland. An oral narrative is put on these various shots, which consists of the artist’s personal thoughts on various topics, including philosophy, mythology, gender identity, and even a recently completed medical procedure. Charlotte also included theories of theorists and writers on technology and identity, and brief information about the Neolithic deity, in whose honor she named her film, in her text. Charlotte shared that the prize of 25 thousand pounds she will spend on renting an apartment, workshop and working materials.
Help Arthive: Turner Prize - a prize in the field of contemporary art, one of the most prestigious in the world. Named in honor of the English artist of the XIX century, William Turner. It was established in 1984.

Major Parisian museums covered up against the backdrop of a new wave of "yellow vests" demonstrations

France went to "exceptional" measures in response to the planned demonstrations in order to avoid a repetition of the unrest and violence that took place last week in Paris. On Saturday, December 8, all major museums and attractions of the French capital, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Pompidou Center, the Grand Palais and the Orsay Museum, closed. Reportedly, major troubles were avoided, and now Paris "comes to life."
Recall that a week ago, at the collision of police and demonstrators, the Triumphal Arch suffered: the historical monument was painted with graffiti vandals, some of the statues were broken. Charred cars and broken windows have already “decorated” the main tourist areas of the French capital, including the main avenues near the Arc de Triomphe, the streets near the Champs Elysees and the Tuileries garden. According to various sources, the French government prepared more than 89,000 police officers across the country to take emergency measures. On Saturday, 1723 people were detained. Traders' losses are estimated at millions of euros.
“Yellow vests” are drivers who are on strike because of rising fuel prices, environmental taxes, and “unfair government policies” that lead to a decrease in the purchasing power of the population. About 136 thousand people took part in the protest actions. Although on December 5 the French government decided to abandon the intentions of raising excise taxes on fuel, it was decided to continue the protests ... Meanwhile, activists decided to continue the protests. Demonstrators' demands were voiced, in particular - tax reform, a 40% increase in the minimum wage and pensions, the creation of new jobs, housing construction, exit from the EU and NATO.Photo source: news.sky.com

Olafur Eliasson presents the melting iceberg lumps in Tate Modern

The installation of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson in the form of giving ice blocks will be presented to the public on December 11 at the walls of Tate Modern in London, the day when world leaders will meet in Poland at a large-scale conference on climate change.
The Ice Watch project has already been presented in Copenhagen and Paris. The geologist Minik Rosing also participated in the preparation of this installation, thanks to which it became possible to extract and transport ice off the coast of Greenland. Twenty-four huge ice blocks will be placed in the area around the museum. Ice at the walls of Tate Modern will slowly melt, recalling the effects of climate change. According to some scientists, these pieces were broken off from the ice cover, which is melting with "unprecedented speed". Ice Watch is expected to melt before December 21.Photo of one of the versions of the project “Ice Guard”, 2014. Source: olafureliasson.net Author: Anna Znaenok
Based on news.artnet.com, www.standard.co.uk, www.washingtonpost.com and other online resources. Main illustration: preparing the ice for transportation from Greenland © Olafur EliassonArthiv: read us in Telegram and see on Instagram