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Artes Mundi announces closing week events programme

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.

In addition to these public events, Artes Mundi 6 shortlisted artist, Karen Mirza in collaboration with Rachel Anderson is leading a women’s only overnight event at National Museum Cardiff on February 17th. The Gossip is part of a project called The Patriarchal Clock which is exploring women’s bodies as sites of resistance; a project which celebrates women’s solidarity, strength, and power in the face of violence, abuse, racism and oppression.

Artes Mundi 6 is the UK’s largest contemporary art prize, with a prize fund of £40,000. The prize is open to artists whose work explores and comments on the human condition. Theaster Gates was announced as the winner of Artes Mundi 6 on 22nd January. The winning work, alongside installations by the full shortlist of artists is on display until 22nd February at National Museum Cardiff, Chapter and Ffotogallery, Turner House.

More information about the closing programme can be found at

Listings Information

Last Chance Lock In

Free Admission

February 20th 2015

5.30pm – 8.30pm

Ffotogallery, Turner Hourse, Penarth

Renzo Martens: Episode III: Enjoy Poverty screening and debate

Tickets £3, include refreshments and fair trade popcorn.

Saturday 21st February


Butetown History and Arts, 4 Dock Chambers, Bute Street, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AG


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