The shortlisted artists are: David Shrigley, Laure Prouvost, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Tino Sehgal.
Watch a video introduction to the show by Adrian Searle and read reviews by Laura Cumming and Adrian Searle.
Watch a short film of Shrigley talking about his work. Watch 'Shrigley Films' on YouTube.
Provost’s junk filled installation and accompanying film, Wantee, are an homage to her (fictional) grandfather, a friend of Kurt Schwitters and ‘a bottom-obsessed conceptual artist who once decided to tunnel to Africa through the living room floor. One day he never came back.’ The work's title - Wantee -was the name of Kurt Schwitters’ girlfiend. According to the Tate, Provost's 'unique approach to filmmaking, often situated within atmospheric installations, employs strong story telling, quick cuts, montage and deliberate misuse of language to create surprising and unpredictable work.'
As for the rest - well, I have never seen Provost's or Yiadom-Boakye's work except in reproduction so find it hard to judge; for what it's worth my vote goes to Shrigley.