Artes Mundi 6 Exhibition and Prize in Cardiff opens its doors to the public this week, presenting a major exhibition of work from ten of the world’s most innovative contemporary artists.
Artes Mundi 6 is the UK’s largest contemporary art prize, with the winner receiving the generous sum of £40,000. The prize is open to artists whose work explores and comments on the human condition.
The winner of Artes Mundi 6 will be announced on 22nd January 2015 at an award ceremony in Cardiff. The international panel of judges for Artes Mundi 6 is chaired by JJ Charlesworth, art critic and associate editor of ArtReview. JJ is joined by leaders in the global field of contemporary art, including Elise Atangana, Amanda Farr, Inti Guerrero and Alia Swastika.
David Anderson, Director General of National Museum Wales said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the Artes Mundi international contemporary art prize and exhibition here at National Museum Cardiff.
"It is one of Europe’s most exciting contemporary visual art shows and I’m pleased to see the exhibition extended to another two venues, Ffotogallery, Penarth and Chapter in Canton who will also be exhibiting the shortlisted artists and putting art on the map across Cardiff this winter. I hope that visitors take the opportunity to visit the exhibition and enjoy the powerful stories told by these international artists.”
Artes Mundi 6 opened on October 24th and runs until 22 February 2015.