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Artes Mundi 6
Artes Mundi is pleased to announce the official exhibition and prize giving dates for 2014’s highly anticipated Artes Mundi 6 exhibition and prize. The exhibition will take place in Cardiff at National Museum Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre and ffotogallery from 24th October 2014 to 22nd February 2015.
The winner of Artes Mundi 6 will be announced on 22nd January 2015 at an awards ceremony at National Museum Cardiff. The winning artist will receive a prize fund of £40,000, the UK’s largest monetary prize awarded to artists.
Artist Mundi 6 is the UK’s leading international contemporary art prize and an important arbiter of cultural exchange between the UK and the international community which takes place bi-annually. Bringing together a major exhibition of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Artes Mundi 6 promises to be the foremost opportunity to see ground-breaking, international contemporary art in the UK.
Artes Mundi, the organisation behind the prize and exhibition, is an international arts organisation committed to supporting ground breaking, international, contemporary, visual artists whose work engages with social reality and lived experience. The organisation is publicly funded by the Arts Council of Wales and by Cardiff City Council and runs a sustained programme of outreach and learning projects throughout the year.
In 2014, the biennial event branches out beyond the National Museum Cardiff, to include Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and ffotogallery, Penarth, with a world-class programme of performance, music, site-specific installations, film, lectures and seminars based around the exhibition and prize, and running across the city from October to February.
The shortlisted artists for Artes Mundi 6:
CARLOS BUNGA (Portugal)
OMER FAST (Israel)
THEASTER GATES (USA)
SANJA IVEKOVI&#262; (Croatia)
RAGNAR KJARTANSSON (Iceland)
SHARON LOCKHART (USA)
RENATA LUCAS (Brazil)
RENZO MARTENS (Netherlands)
KAREN MIRZA & BRAD BUTLER (UK)
This year’s shortlist was selected from over 800 nominations by Adam Budak, independent curator, and Sabine Schaschl, director of Museum Haus Konstruktiv.
KAREN MACKINNON, director, Artes Mundi 6, has said: “At the centre of Artes Mundi is the belief that art is transformative both on a local and global scale. Artes Mundi 6 brings a word-class shortlist of artists to Wales and the wider British public, each working with or commenting on the human condition, to inspire, to educate and to underline the positive, transformative power of art within society, and to promote the whole of Britain as instrumental in supporting cultural innovation on the global arts stage.”
MacKinnon is an international curator specialising in progressive site-specific and socially engaged practice. Mackinnon has worked in high profile galleries across Wales including Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea and Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. In 2005 she was appointed as curator for the Welsh Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale.
Artes Mundi 6 People’s Choice Award The Artes Mundi People’s Choice Award returns for its second year after the award’s success at Artes Mundi 5 in 2012. This special award invites exhibition-going public to voice their thoughts on the shortlisted artists and vote for their favourite work.
Prize Announcement: 22nd January 2014
Venues: National Museum of Art, National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP
Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff CF5 1QE
ffotogallery, Turner House, Plymouth Road, Penarth, CF64 3DH
Information: www.artesmundi.org | +44 (0) 29 2055 5300
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