WHY HAS THE TURNER PRIZE –

– originally created to celebrate the best of British art, abandoned traditional painting and sculpture in favor of installation art? Financial Times
     ALSO: “TWO NAKED MEN JUMP INTO TRACY’S BED”: Two art students did exactly that Sunday at the controversial Turner Prize exhibit at the London’s Tate Gallery. They called their actions art – “We wanted to push her work to further limits, make it more sensational, interesting and significant.” they say.One of them tried to scare the guards by pretending to be a kung fu artist. BBC 10/26/99
     
PREVIOUSLY: PROTEST: The Turner Prize gallery in London’s Tate Gallery was shut for the day Sunday after two men staged a pillow fight in the Turner Prize exhibition. They jumped onto a bed which was part of a controversial exhibition by young British artist Tracey Emin. BBC 10/24/99

Source: Financial Times