Straight from the Horse's Mouth - A Series of Talks and Conversations

Date posted: December 19, 2014

CARLOS BUNGA, OMER FAST, THEASTER GATES, SANJA IVEKOVIĆ, RAGNAR KJARTANSSON, SHARON LOCKHART, RENATA LUCAS, RENZO MARTENS AND THE INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN ACTIVITIES, KAREN MIRZA AND BRAD BUTLER 

 

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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.

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University School of Art and Design, Llandaff 

 

Wednesday 21 January 2pm – 6pm 

(conference followed by a social gathering at Chapter, Canton at 7pm).

Thursday 22 January 10am – 5pm

PROGRAMME

TICKETS HERE

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.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS SPACES ARE LIMITED.

2 day ticket £39 Concessions* £20 (CODE:DISCCONF)

(The 2 day ticket price includes: Pass to all artist talks; buffet supper at Chapter on the 21st; lunch on 22nd.)

 

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.

 

Recordings of the ‘Dialogue on Conflict’ seminar series are currently available online. Listen back to ‘Feminist Perspectives and Art Practice’, ‘Conflict through the Eye of the Lens’ & ‘Exposing the Politics of Social Control – HERE

 

*Image Sanja Iveković
The Disobedient (The Revolutionaries), 2012, Donkey Toys, Light Box, Printed text and mixed media. Courtesy the artist.

 

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*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.