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image for Exhibition item typeArtes Mundi 8 at National Museum Cardiff

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Exhibition, Fri 26 Oct 2018 - Sun 24 Feb 2019, free entry

Artes Mundi 8

Artes Mundi 8

Details

Artes Mundi is an internationally focused arts organisation based in Wales. It identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with what it means to live in the world now, from a social, economic and political point of view, and how art can engage with society in meaningful and useful ways. The biennial international exhibition and prize returns to National Museum Cardiff for its 8th edition, Artes Mundi 8. This year’s shortlist is a diverse selection of international artists spanning different generations and cultures and includes some of the pioneers of current contemporary art practice on the world stage. They are:

Anna Boghiguian (Canada/Egypt)
Bouchra Khalili (Morocco/France)
Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria/Belgium)
Trevor Paglen (USA)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)
The work in the exhibition spans four continents and a varied range of artistic practices, from Anna Boghiguian’s politically charged and nuanced drawings, paintings, cut-outs and installations surveying globalism and intricate economies of power, to Bouchra Khalili’s deft examination of resistance, minorities and identity through her use of film, often in collaboration with her subjects. Otobong Nkanga’s intricate and beguiling tapestries, installations and use of minerals and organic material interrogate our fast-changing relationship with the land and colonial legacies, Trevor Paglen’s unique use of photography, scientific collaboration and journalism offer the viewer a chance to see the unseen, investigating shadowy government practices, surveillance and hidden structures of authority, while Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative and dreamlike films explore the ghosts of Thailand’s past, liminal spaces of memory and identity and shared consciousness and belonging.

The winner of Artes Mundi 8 will receive a prize of £40,000GBP or equivalent local currency. The winner is announced on January 24th 2019.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 26 Oct 2018 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Prices

Free entry

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

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Sat 5 May - Sun 11 Nov Women in Focus Part 1 - Women Behind the Lens
Sat 21 Jul - Sun 3 Mar Poppies for Remembrance
Fri 3 Aug - Sat 11 May Kyffin Williams: the Artist and Amgueddfa Cymru
Fri 28 Sep Organ Recital
Sun 30 Sep Women in Photography: Lydia Pang
Tue 2 - Wed 31 Oct Drawn Together

Address

Cathays Park,
Cardiff,
CF10 3NP

Location

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Map reference: ST 183769  Lat: 51.48512 Long: -3.17800

Cardiff's Civic Centre, 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. By car - Junction 32 of the M4.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Cardiff Queen Street station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available