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A giant backside, a mountain of money and chastity belts suspended from a ceiling – after unveiling the finalists in London Monday, the Turner Prize once again looks set to divide the contemporary art world. The four shortlisted artists have each taken over a room at Tate Britain, filling the famous gallery with all manner of materials, shapes and surprises for an exhibition that organizers hope will promote debate about art. Awarded yearly to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition, the prize has become synonymous with controversy in its 32-year history – with previous winners including those agents provocateurs of contemporary art Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Combining works from two exhibitions, "Sic Glyphs" features sculptures resembling distorted letters and body parts made using materials such as steel, soil, sand and corrugated sheet metal.Named after painter William Turner, the contemporary art prize has been awarded annually since 1984 .
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