Just announced by the Tate Britain, Forensic Architecture, the research agency founded by Zone author Eyal Weizman, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Turner Prize. Weizman’s book of the same title, Forensic Architecture, was published by Zone in 2017. Counter Investigations, an exhibit on the agency’s work is currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London through May 6th, 2018.
“Tate Britain today announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2018: Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson. An exhibition of work by the shortlisted artists will be staged at Tate Britain from 25 September 2018 to 6 January 2019. The winner will be announced in December at an awards ceremony live on the BBC, the broadcast partner for the Turner Prize.
For their participation in documenta 14 and their solo exhibitions Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics at MACBA Barcelona and Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics at MUAC Mexico. The jury praised Forensic Architecture for developing highly innovative methods for sourcing and visualising evidence relating to human rights abuses around the world, used in courts of law as well as exhibitions of art and architecture.”