Weekly arts agenda: Turner Prize winner announced

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One of four shortlisted artists will be awarded with the UK's prestigious and often controversial Turner Prize. Works by all four Turner Prize nominated artists can be viewed at Tate Britain until January 3, 2011.

Turner Prize winner announced
December 6
Live TV broadcast on UK's Channel 4
London, UK

The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award given to a British artist under the age of 50. One of four shortlisted artists for 2010 will be awarded the prestigious Turner Prize on December 6. Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz, Susan Philipsz and The Otolith Group are the hopeful candidates for this year's award. A selection of works created by the artists is on show at the Tate Britain until January 3, 2011.
http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/turnerprize/


COSMOSCOW
December 17-19
Red October factory
Moscow, Russia

COSMOSCOW is a brand new international contemporary art show that focuses on Russia's vibrant and fast-changing art market. COSMOSCOW will feature 40 international and Russian galleries and hopes to align itself with established (and much larger) Russian contemporary art events including the Art Moscow Fair and Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
http://www.cosmoscow.com/


Nam June Paik retrospective

December 17, 2010 - March 13, 2011
Tate Liverpool
Liverpool, UK

The Tate Liverpool is holding the first major UK-based retrospective of video artist, performer and composer Nam June Paik. The retrospective includes works from the entirety of the artist's career, but will focus on Paik's innovative use of creative technology.  
http://www.tate.org.uk/liverpool/exhibitions/namjunepaik/default.shtm


Sydney Festival 2011
January 8-30
Various locations
Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Festival is Australia's largest summer arts festival. With its more than one million visitors it outshines Australia's other arts festivals including the Perth International Arts Festival, the Brisbane Festival and the Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts. It has been running since 1977 and aims to showcase local and international talent while at the same time celebrating Australian culture. More than 1,500 artists in the fields of dance, theater, music, visual arts, and cross media platforms will be involved in the 2011 Sydney Festival. Most events are free to the public.
http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/


Miami International Art Fair

January 13-17
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, FL, USA

Now in its second year, the Miami International Art Fair (MIA) juxtaposes Miami artists and dealers with their international counterparts. The dynamic selection of contemporary art, photography, video art and installation art hails from galleries spanning across every continent and is paired with an informative series of lectures by influential speakers in the art world. MIA is the newest in a series of Miami-based art fairs (which includes Art Miami, AIFAF and Art Palm Beach) organized by the International Fine Art Expositions.
http://www.mia-artfair.com/


London Art Fair
January 19-23
Business Design Centre
London, UK

The London Art Fair is hailed as the event that "launches the art world year in the UK." This long-standing event is in its 23nd year and will host more than 100 galleries in 2011. Organizers expect more than 23,000 visitors to attend the contemporary art fair - the largest Modern British and Contemporary art fair in the UK (slightly larger than London's Art London and 20/21 British Art Fair). Two curated sections, "Art Projects" and "Photo50," run alongside the event and focus on younger galleries and contemporary photography.
http://www.londonartfair.co.uk/


Art Palm Beach

January 20-24
Palm Beach County Convention Center
Palm Beach, FL, USA

More than 70 international and local galleries will showcase modern and contemporary artworks by 1,200 artists at the 14th edition of Art Palm Beach. Recent works by contemporary artists will be juxtaposed with large-scale installations and modern masterpieces such as sculptures by Yves Klein and Niki de Saint Phalle. In 2010, around 20,000 people attended the show. The state of Florida is also home to the Miami International Art Fair, Halifax Art Festival and the American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF).
http://www.artpalmbeach.com/

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