Educational Visit to Artes Mundi 7
Wednesday 30th November
We have organised a trip to Artes Mundi 7 International Contemporary Art Exhibition.
Great opportunity for BA CAPS, FdA Film, FdA Photography, H.E. Creative Arts Students.
Meet at UC at 9.15 for 9.30am departure, returning from Cardiff around 3.30pm
The exhibition will provide inspiration and vital research opportunities for all all modules including Learning Outcomes of BA CAPS Year 3 Modules (especially Work Based Module), Experimental Media Arts (FdA Film) and to generate ideas for your own exhibitions and screenings. It is also an excellent social opportunity too, encouraging collaboration and cross overs within disciplines.
'The shortlist for Artes Mundi 7 brings together 6 international contemporary artists who directly engage with everyday life through their practice and who explore contemporary social issues across the globe.
Each artist brings their own unique perspective to work that explores what it means to be human in contemporary society. Whether introspective and deeply personal or engaged with broader social and cultural issues, each artist demonstrates the importance of art and culture in our everyday lives, challenging our preconceptions and opening up new ways of engaging with the world around us.'
Seven of world’s most celebrated contemporary artists make up the shortlist, selected from over 700 nominations spanning 90 countries:
JOHN AKOMFRAH (UK)
NEÏL BELOUFA (FRANCE/ALGERIA)
AMY FRANCESCHINI / FUTUREFARMERS (USA/BELGIUM)
LAMIA JOREIGE (LEBANON)
NÁSTIO MOSQUITO (ANGOLA)
HITO STEYERL (GERMANY)
BEDWYR WILLIAMS (UK/WALES)
John Akomfrah OBE is a renowned artist, director, writer and theorist known for ground-breaking films such as The Stuart Hall Project (2013). Neïl Beloufa is known in the UK for his widely-reviewed 2014 ICA show, Counting on People. Amy Franceschini is the founder of the Californian artist and farming collective, Futurefarmers, which focuses on creating international projects that challenge systems of food production and transportation. Lamia Joreige was the first female Lebanese artist to be internationally recognised and the first to have a major work acquired by Tate. Nástio Mosquito was recently named in The Guardian’s list of Ten African Artists to Look Out For following his first UK solo exhibition at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery. Hito Steyerl’s surreal videos set in the ‘post-internet age’ have won her multiple awards. Bedwyr Williams is one of the UK’s most sought after artists and is celebrated for his work representing Wales at the 55th Venice Biennale.
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'Themes of migration and global politics are tackled on the shortlist for the biennial £40,000 prize. Curator Karen MacKinnon said: "These artists question what it means to be human in our world and in our time." "What connects this diverse exhibition is relevance and urgency, as they comment on and question the spirit of our age."' - BBC