Prize-giving arts exhibition runs until January

Date Posted: 05/10/2012

The Artes Mundi international exhibition and prize has now officially opened in Cardiff, and features seven artists competing for a first prize of £40,000.

The exhibition takes place at Wales’ National Museum of Art until 13th January.

New works have been created especially for this year’s edition by shortlisted artists Miriam Bäckström, Tania Bruguera, Darius Mikšys and Apolonija Šušterši?, as well as a range of additional works by shortlisted artists, Phil Collins, Sheela Gowda and Teresa Margolles.

Artes Mundi 5 also promises to feature a strong programme of artist performances and participatory events for group travel organisers to get involved in.

About Artes Mundi

Artes Mundi is described as the largest cash prize awarded for the arts in the UK.

This year will also welcome the inclusion of an audience choice poll for the prize, allowing the public to vote for their favourite artist and work in the exhibition.

A first prize of £40,000 will be at awarded to the winning artist of Artes Mundi 5 at a special award ceremony taking place on 29th November.

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Image credit: Sheela Gowda’s Kagebangara

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