More news in brief: Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector sculpture fails to deploy due to ‘government shutdown’, Photo London cancels partnership with Brunei’s Dorchester Collection after protests, plus Nigel Prince appointed director and chief curator of Artes Mundi.
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MacKinnon leaves the Cardiff-based contemporary art organisation having overseen three editions of the biennial exhibition and international art prize.
For the latest in our ongoing series looking at the visual arts across the UK, Cardiff-based artist Freya Dooley provides a tour of her home city’s lively and supportive scene.
The eighth edition of the international Artes Mundi Prize exhibition at National Museum Cardiff features five shortlisted artists from five different countries. Fisun Güner reports from the Welsh capital.
For the inaugural visual arts commission at Storyhouse in Chester, Bedwyr Williams has transposed stories collected from a local newspaper archive onto a digitally animated recreation of the town’s former Roman Fortress Bathhouse. Speaking to Fisun Güner, he laments the loss of British awkwardness, and describes how this new work will take the viewer on a journey to “a space that’s out of time”.
Five artists including Trevor Paglen and Anna Boghiguian have been shortlisted for the Cardiff-based biennial award, the UK’s biggest international art prize, with the winner receiving £40,000.
The British filmmaker has been awarded the £40,000 prize for “substantial body of outstanding work”.
The 2016 Artes Mundi prize exhibition at National Museum Cardiff and Chapter features the work of six shortlisted international artists including John Akomfrah and Bedwyr Williams, all vying for the £40,000 award. Fisun Güner reports.
Following the success of a campaign against cuts to the city’s arts budget, the biennial Cardiff festival returns with a 31-day programme of exhibitions and events.
For his first major commission in the UK, Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates has created an installation in the grounds of a disused church in Bristol that will be alive with performances and discussion day-and-night for 552 hours. Rowan Lear reports from the opening weekend.
The seven-strong shortlist for the international prize and exhibition’s seventh edition features artists from Angola, Lebanon, USA and Japan, and includes two well-known British artists.
Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates’ latest project invites visitors to ‘hear Bristol’ via hundreds of live events.
The winner of the sixth Artes Mundi prize is the American artist Theaster Gates.
For Artes Mundi 6, three of Cardiff’s key contemporary art venues host work by 10 international artists. Rory Duckhouse reports from the Welsh capital.
Artes Mundi, the Cardiff-based international art prize, has announced a shortlist of ten artists for the 2014 edition.