Artes Mundi 6 Closing Week Events

Date posted: February 7, 2015

Artes Mundi 6 has announced an exciting finale to the current prize exhibition with a programme of events for the closing weekend February 20th – 22nd 2015.


The events will culminate with a performance by Artes Mundi 6 shortlisted artist, Carlos Bunga, who will be returning to National Museum Cardiff on February 22nd.

Bunga said of his decision to create this performance, “The piece Exodus always conveyed a sensation of silence that I never could explain, it was not something I had planned. All these months I was thinking about why there is this sensation of silence in the gallery, and only now I understood that the work functions as a moment of suspended time. The performance will focusing on the acceleration of the pace of life process the acceleration of our temporality.”

The performance will begin at 1pm in the gallery space at National Museum Cardiff; visitors will be able to watch the performance by standing in the adjoining gallery spaces.

Kicking off the closing weekend will be Ffotogallery, who are hosting a “last chance lock in” on February 20th at Turner House Gallery, Penarth. This late night opening with donation bar is the perfect way to spend quality time friends and the artwork of Sanja Iveković and Ragnar Kjartansson.

February 21st will see Renzo Marten’s seminal film, Episode III: Enjoy Poverty travel from Chapter to Butetown History and Arts Centre for a one night special screening of the film will be followed by a chaired discussion led by artist, Rabab Gazoul.