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.
(conference followed by a social gathering at Chapter, Canton at 7:45pm).
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.
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.
*Image: Sanja Iveković, The Disobedient (The Revolutionaries), 2012, Installation view Artes Mundi 6, 2014, ffotogallery. Donkey Toys, Light Box, Printed text and mixed media. Courtesy the artist. Image Warren orchard.
*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.