Artes Mundi international art prize and exhibition
Guided Tour | National Museum Cardiff
Thursday 17 November 2016 - 14:00 until 16:00
Every two years the Artes Mundi exhibition and prize brings some of the world’s best contemporary art to Cardiff. The award of £40,000 is the largest prize in the UK and will be awarded in January 2017. Although this is a well established, international exhibition and prize, it is surprisingly low profile. This event seeks to remedy that. This year there are 7 artists shortlisted: John Akomfrah (UK), Neil Beloufa (France/ Algeria), Amy Franceschini/ Futurefarms (USA/Belgium), Lamia Joreige (Lebanon), Bedwyr Williams (UK/Wales), Nastia Mosquito (Angola), and Hito Steyerl (Germany).
A bespoke tour has been put together by the Artes Mundi curators, which will give an introduction to the exhibition and prize, and an in-depth tour of the various exhibition entries.
Please note that the last two artists are located at the Chapter Arts Centre, 40 Market St, Cardiff CF5 1QE and if the group wish to view these, they will have to do so independently.
At the end of the tour, there will be an opportunity to react to the exhibition, and take part in a short workshop. The National Museum Cardiff is fully accessible.
This event has been organised by the Bristol and Bath Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.