THE Mayor of London visited the Turner Prize 2021 exhibition in Coventry, just weeks away from the winner being announced.
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum has been showcasing the work of the five nominees for this year’s award since the end of September and the winner will be announced on December 1, 2021 at a ceremony at Coventry Cathedral.
During a visit to the region, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, decided to engage with the work of the five collectives – Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical and Project Art Works.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said: “I’m committed to building bridges between London and the rest of the country and highlighting how our cities can help each other to recover from the pandemic.
“It’s fantastic to be visiting Coventry and to experience some of its incredible City of Culture programme, including the brilliant Turner Prize 2021 exhibition.
“By deepening relationships with cities across the country, we can support the cultural industry and confirm the UK’s standing as a world-leader in both culture and creativity.”
Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of the Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “We were delighted to welcome Sadiq Khan to the city during our year as UK City of Culture.
“The Turner Prize continues to shine a national and global spotlight on Coventry because of its unique place in the world of visual arts and the great interest in the prize each year.
“We were especially pleased to have had the opportunity to showcase the UK’s most youthful city to the Mayor and to continue to build links with him and his team.”
The exhibition is a highlight of the Coventry’s UK City of Culture 2021 celebrations.