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the 2000 Turner Prize Shortlist

HOW LONG MUST NONNATIVE artists live and work in Britain before they shed the label “ foreign”? A decade plus, imply some dispiriting press reactions to the 2000 Turner Prize shortlist, which includes three artists born abroad. And yet the demographics of this year's lineup chime nicely with Tate Britain's general desire to test the parameters of “British” art. Candidates for the $30,250 prize are painters Glenn Brown (born Hexham, UK, 1966) and Michael Raedecker (born Amsterdam, 1963); installation artist Tomoko Takahashi (born Tokyo, 1966); and photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (born Remscheid, Germany, 1968). Raedecker has worked in the UK for five years, Takahashi and Tillmans for ten. All four have greatly enriched the British art scene; none, however, conforms to the accepted YBA model. The June 14 announcement has prompted much hand-wringing in the press over “Britart,” its own cherished

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