Press coverage of Turner Prize 2018 announcement

We are honoured to have been nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize. The nomination is for our participation in documenta14, and for our solo shows ‘Counter Investigations’ at the ICA, London, and ‘Towards an Investigative Aesthetic’ at MUAC, Mexico, and MACBA, Barcelona.

The following are highlights from the most recent press coverage surrounding the nomination. Full coverage can be found here.

Turner Prize 2018 tries to make sense of our mad world | BBC News, 26 April 2018

Turner prize 2018: art that asks timely, probing questions | The Guardian, 26 April 2018

4 Turner Prize nominees are announced | The New York Times, 26 April 2018

Reconstructed prisons, racism, and gender politics: Turner prize 2018 shortlist – in pictures | The Guardian, 26 April 2018

Turner Prize 2018 rewards art activists tacking crime, rights and race | BBC News, 26 April 2018

Turner Prize shortlist focuses on conflict, crime and violence | Financial Times, 26 April 2018

Turner prize shortlist is the most ‘political’ to date | The Telegraph, 26 April 2018

Turner Prize 2018 shortlist announced: researchers take on filmmakers | The Independent, 26 April 2018

Turner Prize hopefuls: we’re not artists | The Times, 27 April 2018

Forensic Architects nominated for Turner Prize | London Live, 26 April 2018

Art and science are complementary | Evening Standard, 30 April 2018

Meet Forensic Architecture, the architectural nominees of the 2018 Turner Prize shortlist | Wallpaper, 26 April 2018

Forensic Architecture shortlisted for 2018 Turner Prize | The Architects’ Journal, 26 April 2018

The Turner Prize nominees reflect the social responsibility of art in 2018 | Dazed, 26 April 2018

Who should win, who will win, and how the smartphone dominates the Turner Prize 2018 shortlist | The Art Newspaper, 26 April 2018

Forensic Architecture among 2018 Turner Prize nominees | Archinect News, 26 April 2018

Forensic Architecture shortlisted for Turner Prize 2018 | Dezeen, 26 April 2018

War, violence feature in U.K.’s Turner Prize shortlist | The Daily Star, 26 April 2018

2018 Turner Prize shortlist spotlights moving image artists | Hyperallergic, 26 April 2018

Forensic Architecture shortlisted for the 2018 Turner Prize | Arch Daily, 26 April 2018

Meet Forensic Architecture, the architectural nominees of the 2018 Turner Prize shortlist | Wallpaper, 26 April 2018

Migration and police shootings tackled in highly political Turner Prize 2018 shortlist | The Art Newspaper, 26 April 2018

‘We don’t consider ourselves to be artists’: a team that uses images to solve crimes reacts to their surprise Turner Prize nod | ArtNet, 26 April 2018

Forensic Architecture is nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize

We are honoured to have been nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize. The nomination is for our participation in documenta14, and for our solo shows ‘Counter Investigations’ at the ICA, London, and ‘Towards an Investigative Aesthetic’ at MUAC, Mexico, and MACBA, Barcelona.

It is a pleasure and an honour to share this platform with our richly talented fellow nominees: Charlotte Prodger, Naeem Mohaiemen and Luke Willis Thompson.

At documenta14 we exhibited our investigation into the testimony of Andreas Temme, relating to the 2006 killing of Halit Yozgat by a neo-Nazi terror cell. We are proud to acknowledge our partnership with Initiativ 6. April and NSU Watch in challenging the ongoing institutional violence of the NSU Complex.

Our 2016 exhibition ‘Towards an Investigative Aesthetic’ set our work to date in the context of the history of forensic aesthetics as an evidentiary practice. We remain grateful for the support of MACBA and MUAC in helping us to tell that story.

Our ongoing exhibition ‘Counter Investigations’ at the ICA presents five foundational concepts of forensic architecture as an evidentiary practice, through a selection of our recent investigations. It has been a pleasure and an honour to share the results of our practice in our home city.

We were delighted and a little surprised to be nominated for the UK art world’s most prestigious honour, but take great pride in the jury’s recognition of our innovative methods of sourcing and visualising evidence relating to human rights abuses, and the exercise of our practice in courts of law as well as cultural forums.

Stefan Kalmár, Director of the ICA, said the following kind words about our nomination: “The ICA applauds the courageous decision of the Turner Prize jury to nominate Forensic Architecture for this year’s award. As a collective, Forensic Architecture’s practice combines aspects of journalism, architecture, animation, documentary filmmaking and human rights activism into an entirely new format which, for us, is simply the most innovative practice coming out of London and the UK in years. Like the Independent Group which was based, on and off, at the ICA throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, Forensic Architecture investigates the contemporary image economy and ideology. Their methodology radically expands the field of contemporary art.”

An exhibition of work by ourselves and our fellow nominees will be staged at Tate Britain from 25 September 2018 to 6 January 2019. We are delighted that BNP Paribas’s support for the Prize will help to open up access to the exhibition, offering free entry to everyone aged 25 or under for the first 25 days of the show. We would urge young people from across London and the UK to take advantage of this opportunity.

Forensic Architecture wins 2018 Princess Margriet Award for Culture

We are delighted to announce that Forensic Architecture have been awarded the 2018 Princess Margriet Award for Culture by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF). The award, presented to ‘artists and thinkers who inspire change in the way people shape societies’, will be given to both ourselves and the Polish NGO and cultural centre Borderlands.

Members of the Forensic Architecture team will travel to Amsterdam in May for the award ceremony at the Stadsschouwburg.

The ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture was launched by the ECF in 2008 and named after the foundation’s former President – Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.

New project launched on the Grenfell Tower fire

The Grenfell Tower fire was unprecedented in London’s history, not least because the catastrophe was captured live by thousands of videos of the fire, taken by Londoners on their cameras and smartphones. Every one of those videos is a unique piece of evidence, containing unique information.

Forensic Architecture has started to collect these pieces of evidence and assemble them within a 3D model of Grenfell Tower. Our aim is to create a powerful and freely-available resource for members of the public to explore and better understand the events of the night of the fire.

These pieces of footage will become a continuous ‘3D video’ of the fire, mapped onto our architectural model of Grenfell Tower. The model will allow the user to investigate the fire, and will sit within a web platform which will ultimately act as a freely available public resource.

For more information visit our case page, and if you have videos to share, please visit www.grenfellmediaarchive.org to contribute to this project.

Forensic Architecture a Finalist for the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics 2016-2018

Launched to recognize the Center’s 20th anniversary, the Vera List Center Biennial Prize for Art and Politics honours an artist or group of artists who have taken great risks to advance social justice in profound and visionary ways. International in scope, the biennial prize is awarded for a particular project’s long-term impact, boldness, and artistic excellence.

The New School will host a conference on 3-4 November 2017 to complement the winning project (Seeds of Change by Maria Thereza Alves), where Forensic Architecture’s Hannah Mezaros-Martin will participate in a panel discussion, together with Gulf Labor, about the visibility and invisibility of the materiality of buildings and infrastructure. This discussion, The House We’re Building (Panel Discussion III on November 4), will explore the visibility of markers of absences and how alignments between organic and non-organic matter can result in affirmative acts of community building.

Register now for this free conference and read more about the Vera List Center and the Biennial Prize here.

Ayotzinapa Case Launch

On 7 September 2017 at 11:00 (19:00 GMT), Forensic Architecture will present an interactive cartographic platform to help visualise the Ayotzinapa case, where 43 students were disappeared in Iguala, Mexico. This collaboration with Centro Prodh, Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense – EAAF and the MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, represents the first time this case has been comprehensively visualised.

Follow tomorrow’s press conference live on Facebook and Twitter

New Exhibition Catalogue from Forensic Architecture

This publication, available only in Spanish, features six recent FA investigations and it includes an introduction by Cuauhtémoc Medina and Ferran Barenblit, a conversation between Eyal Weizman, Yve-Alain Bois, Hal Foster and Michel Feher, and a postface by the curator Rosario Güiraldes, who highlights the necessity to embrace an engaged aesthetic practice that combines both a critical understanding and tactical use of facts.

Learn more

Kassel_6.April.2006: German Press Coverage

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The following is a list of German media coverage related to the Kassel_6.April.2006 investigation.
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