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ExhibitionArtes Mundi 7

21 October 201626 February 2017
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Artes Mundi is the UK’s leading international contemporary art prize and an important arbiter of cultural exchange between the UK and the international community. Bringing together a major biennial exhibition of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Artes Mundi 7 promises to be the foremost opportunity to see ground-breaking, international contemporary art in the UK. The shortlist of six artists has been selected from over 700 nominations submitted from 90 countries.

The winner of Artes Mundi 7 will be announced on 26th January 2017, at an awards ceremony at National Museum Cardiff. The winning artist will receive a prize of £40,000, the UK’s largest monetary prize awarded to an artist

Karen MacKinnon, Artes Mundi’s Director and Curator: “Artes Mundi 7 brings together the work of six outstanding international artists. Through their work they examine important global issues such as migration, technology, ecological issues, capitalism and global politics. These artists question what it means to be human in our world and in our time. Whether their works explore the current situation in Angola, fictional future cities, the politics of food production or migration from Syria to Beirut; there is humour, surrealism and provocation. But what connects this diverse exhibition is relevance and urgency, as they comment on and question the spirit of our age.”

In 2016, the biennial exhibition at National Museum Cardiff and Chapter will be the centrepiece of an extended programme beyond that will include a number of locations across the city. In partnership with other organisations, Artes Mundi will present a world-class programme of performance, music, site-specific installations, film, lectures and seminars based around the exhibition and prize, from October to February.

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