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Forensic Architecture's Stefan Laxness (left) and Eyal Weizman in front of screens showing Syria's Saidnaya military prison
An "architectural detective agency" that uncovers and exhibits facts about crimes and rights abuses is one of the nominees for this year's Turner Prize.Forensic Architecture, based at Goldsmiths, University of London, creates "3D models of sites of conflict" to help prove wrongdoing.The shortlist for the
He added: "This shortlist highlights how important the moving image has become in exploring these debates. We are looking forward to what will be a dynamic and absorbing exhibition."The four nominees will have their work exhibited at Tate Britain from September, with the winner to be announced in December.
Analysis - BBC arts editor Will Gompertz
If there are two themes that bring them all together, they are that they all work in film and they're all deeply politically engaged.We're going to get four films at least and maybe a bit of installation, which are going to look at the world in which we're living and all its complexities and all its blurred lines, with a very sharp political edge which is criticising the establishment's view of fact.The art world is becoming a very politically engaged forum and I think this Turner Prize is right on the money in showcasing three artists and one collective who are questioning the world we live in, in a way perhaps artists haven't done in the recent past.
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