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Artes Mundi 6 Prize and Exhibition

Date Posted: 11/11/2014

Running from now until 22nd February in venues across Wales, Artes Mundi 6 is a major prize-winning exhibition of work from ten contemporary artists.

Artes Mundi 6 is described as the UK’s largest contemporary art prize. The prize is open to artists whose work explores and comments on the human condition.

This year’s prize show takes place across three venues including National Museum Cardiff, Chapter Gallery and Ffotogallery, Penarth.

Highlights of this year’s show

Highlights of this year’s show include the world premiere of A Complicated Relationship between Heaven and Earth or When We Believe (2014) by Theaster Gates (USA), which features a Malinese Boli, and a Masonic uni-cycling goat (pictured). 

Renzo Martens (Netherlands) presents 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).

Karen Mackinnon, Artes Mundi director said: “We’re incredibly lucky to have such a strong shortlist for this year’s Artes Mundi prize, we hope that the outstanding contributions each shortlisted artist has made to the global arts agenda will inspire the British public to reconsider and use art as a vehicle for social critique and a catalyst for better understanding of the human condition.”

The winner of Artes Mundi 6 will be announced on 22nd January at an award ceremony in Cardiff.

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