ARTES MUNDI 5 WALES INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND PRIZE OPENS SATURDAY




THE WORK OF 7 LEADING INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS IS UNVEILED IN CARDIFF AT WALES’ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART AND CHAPTER ART CENTRE TOMORROW

Artes Mundi 5 has announced the opening of its 2012 exhibition, including new works created especially for this year’s edition by shortlisted artists Miriam Bäckström, Tania Bruguera, Darius Mikšys and Apolonija Šušteršič, as well as a range of additional works by shortlisted artists, Phil Collins, Sheela Gowda and Teresa Margolles. Artes Mundi 5 also features a strong programme of artist performances and participatory events which represents a major new focus for this year’s exhibition and prize. The artists are nominated for the £40,000 Artes Mundi Prize, the largest cash prize awarded in the UK and one of the most significant in the world for recognising international contemporary artists.
 
The must-see Artes Mundi 5 exhibition provides a rare overview for UK audiences of the international art scene. Occurring every two years since 2004, Artes Mundi is committed to supporting contemporary visual artists from around the world whose work engages with social reality, lived experience and the human condition. Artes Mundi’s nominee artists are already well known in their home country or region with growing international careers.
 
Artes Mundi 5
Exhibition: 6 October 2012 – 13 January 2013
at Wales’ National Museum of Art, Cardiff
Prize Awarded: 29 November 2012
 


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