Conference

Straight from the Horse's Mouth: A series of talks and Conversations

21 Jan 2015 – 22 Jan 2015

Event times

Wednesday 21 January 2pm - 6pm (conference followed by a social gathering at Chapter, Canton at 6.30pm).


Thursday 22 January 10am - 5pm

Cost of entry

2 day ticket £39 Concessions* £20
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Llandaff Campus,

Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Artes Mundi 6 is delighted to present Straight from the Horse's Mouth, in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University School of Art and Design. This series of talks and conversations offers a rare opportunity to hear the Artes Mundi 6 shortlisted artists speak about core themes and concerns that are central to their practice.

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CARLOS BUNGA, OMER FAST, THEASTER GATES, SANJA IVEKOVIĆ, RAGNAR KJARTANSSON, SHARON LOCKHART, RENATA LUCAS, RENZO MARTENS AND THE INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN ACTIVITIES, KAREN MIRZA AND BRAD BUTLER 

 

Artes Mundi presents work by international artists who respond to the human condition. While this is a vast context, it invites us to consider how these artists connect to broader social concerns from perspectives that are engaged with society, political systems and diverse local and global communities. 

The audience and artists are invited to explore ideas about activism, empowerment and resistance in the work of Mirza & Butler and Sanja Iveković. Public/private, institutional space and social control are explored in the work of Renata Lucas whilst Carlos Bunga creates site specific installations in response to the history, atmosphere and architecture of the gallery. Regeneration and gentrification are key themes in the work of Theaster Gates and Renzo Martens. Many of the artists also work collaboratively, for example, Sharon Lockhart works with individuals and groups over long periods to create her mesmeric films and photographs.

Time, duration and repetition play an important role in Ragnar Kjartansson's performances and films, his practice also converses with Sanja's in more subtle ways in relation to femininity and feminism Omer Fast also uses repetition as a device in his high production value films. Like many of the artists he challenges the relationship between fiction and reality in an exploration of trauma, loss and coping strategies. 

 

We are thrilled to welcome the Artes Mundi 6 shortlisted artists to Cardiff once more and to invite you to hear their thoughts first-hand, straight from the horse's mouth.

 

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS SPACES ARE LIMITED.


2 day ticket £39 Concessions* £20 (CODE:DISCCONF)

(The 2 day ticket price includes: Pass to all artist talks; buffet supper at Chapter on the 21st; lunch on 22nd.)

 

BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/preview?eid=14919925900

 *Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy

Full time students with valid student ID; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension or registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it at the reception desk upon arrival.  Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the seminar is cancelled by Artes Mundi.

 

About Artes Mundi:

Artes Mundi, the UK's largest art prize, is a biennial exhibition showing some of the world's leading and most stimulating contemporary. We are also committed to learning and interpretation programmes that engage with a wide range of communities from Wales and beyond. 

The 10 shortlisted artists were chosen from more than 800 nominations by curators, artists, arts professionals and individuals from all over the world. Two invited selectors, Adam Budak, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, National Gallery of Art, Prague and Sabine Schaschl, Director and Curator, Museum Haus Konstruktiv Zurich, had the unenviable task of selecting the final shortlist from the nominations. 

Artes Mundi selects and exhibits artists and artworks that explore and comment on the human condition and lived experience. The exhibition is relevant to our everyday lives including themes which are personal, political, and poetic. 

This year Artes Mundi has expanded across our capital city into three venues - National Museum Cardiff, Chapter and ffotogallery's Turner House Gallery in Penarth. The winner of the Artes Mundi 6 prize of £40,000 will be announced on Thursday 22nd January.

http://artesmundi.org/

Artes Mundi works in partnership with many organisations and would like to acknowledge and thank the National Museum Wales, Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales, Cardiff Council, Chapter, ffotogallery, Cardiff Contemporary, Colwinston Charitable Trust and Cardiff Metropolitan University, School of Art and Design.

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Curators

Melissa Hinkin

Karen MacKinnon

Exhibiting artists

Renzo Martens

Ragnar Kjartansson

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler

Omer Fast

Renata Lucas

Carlos Bunga

Sharon Lockhart

Theaster Gates

Sanja Iveković

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