Artes Mundi 3

15 March
- 8 June 2008

National Museum Cardiff

The Artes Mundi 3 exhibition in 2008 explored who we are and the societies we live in. Nine artists were shortlisted, from over 400 nominations from 65 countries.

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Credit: Part of exhibition by Abdoulaye Konate artist from Mali at Artes Mundi 2008, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales UK. Picture by Jeff Morgan 36 Barrack Hill, Newport, South Wales, NP20 5FR Tel 07836 501259 email jeff@walespressphoto.com web site www.walespressphoto.com

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Credit: Part of installation by Rosangela Renno artist from Brazil at Artes Mundi 2008, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales UK. Picture by Jeff Morgan 36 Barrack Hill, Newport, South Wales, NP20 5FR Tel 07836 501259 email jeff@walespressphoto.com web site www.walespressphoto.com

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Credit: Part of exhibition by Vasco Araujo artist from Lisbon, Portugal at Artes Mundi 2008, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales UK. Picture by Jeff Morgan 36 Barrack Hill, Newport, South Wales, NP20 5FR Tel 07836 501259 email jeff@walespressphoto.com web site www.walespressphoto.com

Winner of the Artes Mundi 3 Prize was Indian artist, N S Harsha.

Selectors

Isabel Carlos, Independent curator and writer

 

Bisi Silva, Director, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos and independent curator

Judges

David Alston, Arts Director, Arts Council of Wales

 

Tuula Arkio, Independent curator, former General Director of the National Art Galleries, Helsinki

 

Jack Persekian, Curator, writer and Director of the Sharjah Biennale, 2007

 

Xu Bing, Artist, New York and Beijing

 


Prizes

N. S. Harsha

N.S. Harsha was announced as the winner of the Artes Mundi 3 Prize in 2008.

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Credit: Indian artist N.S. Harsha at Artes Mundi 2008, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, South Wales, UK Picture by Jeff Morgan 36 Barrack Hill, Newport, South Wales, NP20 5FR Tel 07836 501259 email jeff@walespressphoto.com web site www.walespressphoto.com

Harsha’s practice includes painting, large scale installations and community projects. Often working within the context of the narrative traditions of Indian miniature painting, Harsha’s work reveals a political commentary where figures in his delicate, sly and playful world are almost invariably focused on an event, animated by a mutual curiosity, pointing out something that is odd, incongruous or comically strange. For the viewer the wit resides as much in the scale of the depictions as it does in the finely summarised and telling detail of the vignette.


Artists

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Lisa Abdul

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Vasco Araújo

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Mircea Cantor

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Dalziel + Scullion

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Abdoulaye Konaté

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Susan Norrie

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Rosângela Rennó