Artes Mundi 6

24 Oct 2014 – 22 Feb 2015

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10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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National Museum Cardiff

Cardiff, United Kingdom


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Artes Mundi 6 opens on October 24th 2014 at the National Museum Cardiff, Chapter and Ffotogallery featuring work from 9 artists that were short listed from over 800 international nominations.


This year’s Artes Mundi prize show takes place across three venues including National Museum Cardiff, Chapter Gallery and Ffotogallery, Penarth. Highlights of this year’s prize show include the world premiere of A complicated Relationship between Heaven and Earth or When We Believe (2014) byTheaster Gates (USA), which features a Malinese Boli, and a Masonic unicycling goat.  Renzo Martens (Netherlands) presents the first work from The Institute for Human Activities, in the Democratic Republic of Congo; 3D-printed, chocolate self-portraits made by Congolese plantation workers. Carlos Bunga (Portugal) premieres an architecturally-scaled site-specific cardboard installation entitled Exodus (2014).

Whilst there is no single overarching theme, at the heart of Artes Mundi is a desire to present art which directly engages with people's lives and with what it means to be human, exploring  social themes from across the globe but which also resonate locally and touch all our lives.

 A panel of independent judges will award one of the artists £40,000 on January 22nd 2015.


Karen MacKinnon

Exhibiting artists

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler

Renzo Martens

Sharon Lockhart

Ragnar Kjartansson

Theaster Gates

Renata Lucas

Carlos Bunga

Omer Fast

Sanja Iveković

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