Friday 20 October 2023 - Sunday 25 February 2024
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Presenting Partner: Bagri Foundation
Biennial Exhibition for Tenth Anniversary Edition
With presenting partner the Bagri Foundation, Artes Mundi 10 (AM10), the UK’s leading biennial exhibition and international contemporary art prize, will for the first time present seven international contemporary visual artists across five venue partners in Wales for its tenth anniversary edition.
Taking place from 20 October 2023 to 25 February 2024, the winner of the prestigious £40,000 Artes Mundi Prize – the UK’s largest contemporary art prize – will be announced during the exhibition run.
AM10 will see each artist present a major solo project, including new productions, unseen works and several UK premieres. Some artists are presenting across multiple venues, whilst every artist will have work at a location in Cardiff.
The artist exhibition locations for AM10 are: Mounira Al Solh, Rushdi Anwar and Alia Farid at National Museum Cardiff (one of the Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales family of museums); Nguyễn Trinh Thi at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and Chapter, Cardiff; Taloi Havini at Mostyn, Llandudno and Chapter, Cardiff; Carolina Caycedo at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown and Chapter, Cardiff; and Naomi Rincón Gallardo at Chapter, Cardiff.
Nigel Prince, Director of Artes Mundi, said: “AM10 promises to be a stimulating and thoughtful series of presentations. Working with each artist and our venue partners, we are able to present a series of in-depth shows that collectively address issues surrounding land use, territory and displacement through histories of environmental change, conflict and enforced migration, conditions that that speak to us all today.”
As an important arbiter of cultural exchange between the UK and international communities, Artes Mundi has built a reputation for bringing together art by some of the most relevant artistic voices engaging with urgent topics of our time. Past editions have seen Artes Mundi work with artists at crucial stages of their careers, often being their first introduction to UK audiences, with many now established figures on the world stage, including Dineo Seshee Bopape, Prabhakar Pachpute, Ragnar Kjartansson, Theaster Gates, John Akomfrah, Teresa Margolles, Xu Bing, and Tania Bruguera.
Nguyễn Trinh Thi at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and Chapter, Cardiff
Born and continues to live and work in Vietnam. Nguyễn Trinh Thi is a Hanoi-based filmmaker and artist. Traversing boundaries between film and video art, installation and performance, her practice currently focuses on the power of sound and listening, and the multiple relations between image, sound, and space. Her work explores history, memory, representation, ecology, and the unknown.
At Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea, Trinh Thi will re-present the critically acclaimed And They Die a Natural Death (2022), originally shown as part of Documenta 15 in 2022, here newly reconfigured for a gallery setting. In making the work, Trin Thi was inspired by the auto-biographical novel Tale Told in the Year 2000 (2000) by Bùi Ngọc Tấn, currently censored in Vietnam. Referencing a scene from the book, the work comprises a wind and wi-fi system set up in Vietnam’s Vinh Quang-Tam Da area that triggers the sculptural installation of fans, audiovisual effects, sound, chilli plants and the haunting playing of the sáo ôi flute, an Indigenous musical instrument used by groups in the Northern mountainous areas. In real time, an immersive shadowy forest on the gallery surrounding walls connects the space in Swansea to the Vietnamese woodland. Alongside the installation at Glynn Vivian, Trinh Thi will present a screening of a series of films in the cinema at Chapter in Cardiff.