While the larger museums and institutions in London are busy determining who the most important British artists of the moment are, commercial galleries take their chance of highlighting one of their represented artists in these shows.
Never before did an artist win the Turner Prize with a sound installation. Susan Philipsz was this year's art world favourite to be awarded the prize, and she did. In the Tate report above you can see the artist collecting the prize from Miuccia Prada and give a shout out in her speech to the protesters outside the building: 'Art and education is a right not a privilige and I support the arts against the cuts'. Read the Guardian report here.
The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London is filled with voices. Headphones whisper for attention, opera singers rehearse screams from horror movies and in the bookshop someone makes the most incredible sounds, whilst reading from a book on postmodernism. The corridor behind the entrance is taken over by conversation pieces in sound, text and image that merge with the voices of visitors walking past.