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2006-05-16 05:18:48

LONDON (Reuters) - A video artist best known for filming a dance marathon in Ramallah and a sculptor who offers works comprising twigs, dust and fluff are among the Turner Prize contenders this year. The shortlist for the 25,000 pound art prize was announced on Tuesday. The contending works will be exhibited at Tate Britain from October with the winner to be announced on December 4. The judges, whose choices for the Turner Prize often provoke howls of rage from the wider art world,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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