This year's Turner Prize artists revealed - and the show will be in Hull

Turner Prize shortlist: Hurvin Anderson: Is It OK To Be BlackTurner Prize shortlist: Hurvin Anderson: Is It OK To Be Black
Turner Prize shortlist: Hurvin Anderson: Is It OK To Be Black
A naked bottom, elephant dung, an unmade bed, the Turner Prize has seen it all.

But this year's shortlist to be shown at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as part of City of Culture year, is striking for altogether more traditional reasons - the youngest artist is 43 and it comprises two painters, a filmmaker and a woodcut print maker.And "people will absolutely understand what the artists are trying to say", said Hull 2017 CEO Martin Green. BBC art critic Will Gompertz said the Prize had gone far from the time when artists were either trying to shock or "melt minds" with conceptual art pieces. "It is a good shortlist - they are all old school. People will enjoy it," he added.In its early days the Turner Prize - arguably the world's greatest contemporary art prize - helped boost the early careers of Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. But year the organisers lifted its rule that eligible artists must be under 50.Step forward the only man chosen by the jury Hurvin Anderson, 52. The jury described him as an "outstanding British painter" whose "dream-like paintings", which draw from art history and his Caribbean heritage "speaks to our current political moment with questions about identity and belonging."German artist Andrea Büttner, who was selected for her solo exhibitions in Switzerland and Los Angeles, works in a wide range of media including printmaking, sculpture, exploring shame, vulnerability and poverty. Her exhibition in Switzerland focussed on a series of woodcuts and includes a film about nuns in a religious order who operate a stall at an amusement park in Rome. A key figure of the Black Arts Movement and Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire in the north west of England, Lubaina Himid, 62, is the third shortlisted artist. The jury praised her work for addressing "pertinent questions of personal and political identity." They said her work was both "visually arresting and critical."A Palestinian-English artist based in Liverpool, film-maker Rosalind Nashashibi completes the list. Her work "examines sites of human occupation and the coded relationships that occur within those spaces – whether a family home or garden, a ship or the Gaza Strip."Hull 2017 chief executive Martin Green said this year's show, which opens on September 26, would be "really accessible."The winner who will receive a £25,000 prize - will be announced at a ceremony broadcast live on the BBC on December 5.Mr Green said: "I think maybe we have got used to controversy for controversy's sake. I think perhaps this year the content and what it is all about has come to the fore. All of them are discussing contemporary issues, identity and diversity."It is bright and colourful and there's humour in it. It is going to be a really vibrant show of world class art. "People will absolutely understand what the artists are trying to say and they will enjoy that."It's interesting that none of the exhibitions for which artists were mentioned were in London. I think coming up here is a great example of national institutions coming out of London and being national institutions."Named after the landscape painter JMW Turner, the prize has attracted heated debate since its inception in 1984.Last year, a huge sculpture of buttocks around 16ft (nearly 5m) high was shortlisted for the prize, which was later won by Helen Marten, whose installation featured coins, cotton buds, shoe soles and eggs.Previous winners have included Damien Hirst, famous for his pickled shark, Chris Ofili, known for incorporating elephant dung into his paintings, Martin Creed, who displayed a light going on and off, and transvestite potter Grayson Perry.It is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation of their work anywhere in the world in the previous year.Since 2011 it has been staged outside London every other year.