Videos & Podcasts
Artes Mundi 9 Prize Announcement
Join us here for the live announcement of the winner of the Artes Mundi 9 Prize. The video opposite will become a live link to the announcement at 7pm on 17 June.
WATCH: NOW BEGIN
by NDCWALES Associates
‘Now Begin’ displays 12 young artists sharing their desires for change in the world. Inspired by Prabhakar Pachpute’s Artes Mundi exhibition’s themes of protest, these dance artists share their vision for a new beginning through movement and voice. Music by Tic Ashfield. Film by Gavin Porter.
Choreography: Kokoro Arts Ltd in collaboration with the NDCWales Associates
Sound & Composition: Tic Ashfield
Film: Gavin Porter
Artistic Inspiration: Prabhakar Pachpute (As part of Artes Mundi 9)
Curator of Public Programmes: Letty Clarke
Producer: Guy O’Donnell
Dancers: Milly Connor, Ellie Gale, Briony Harris, Claire-Isabella Irwin, Mollie Jenkins, Alice Land, Cerys Lewis, Megan Morgan, Celyn Powell, Carys Richards, Sian Roderick, Heidi Thomas, Harly Videan, Robyn Weldon.
LISTEN: At the table with Prabhakar Pachpute
The last of six podcasts in the At the table series presents artist Prabhakar Pachpute in conversation with curator and lecturer, Zasha Colah; Siân Williams, Head of Special Collections and Librarian for the South Wales Miners’ Library at Swansea University and Dr Radhika Mohanram, Professor of English at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University. This podcast was recorded during a live webinar. Presented in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University.
LISTEN: At the table with Meiro Koizumi
The penultimate of six podcasts in the At the table series presents artist Meiro Koizumi in conversation with Zoe Butt, Artistic Director of the Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City; comparative sociologist and historian, Abu-Bakr Madden Al-Shabazz; and Evie Manning, co-Artistic Director of Common Wealth theatre company. Imagining we are sat around a table sharing a meal and exchanging ideas, this event is a chance to hear different concerns and perspectives while getting to know the artist and their work. This podcast was recorded during a live webinar.
Please note – Meiro’s work leads to discussion of war crimes that some listeners may find disturbing.
Presented in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University
LISTEN: At the table with Carrie Mae Weems
The fourth of six podcasts in the ‘At The Table’ series presents artist Carrie Mae Weems in conversation with artist and professor Sonia Boyce OBE RA; Thomas J. Lax, Curator of Media and Performance at MoMA (NY); artist, writer and curator Umulkhayr Mohamed; and artist, stylist and Founder of DOCKS Magazine, Nicole Ready. Imagining we are sat around a table sharing a meal and exchanging ideas, this podcast is a chance to hear different concerns and perspectives while getting to know the artist and their work. Audio was recorded during a live webinar. Presented in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University.
LISTEN: At the table with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
The third of six podcasts in the ‘At The Table’ series presents artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz in conversation with feminist anthropologist, poet, and performance artist, Dr Gina Athena Ulysse; Francis McKee, Director for Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; and curator, filmmaker, and Founder of the Black Film Festival Wales, Yvonne Connikie. Imagining we are sat around a table sharing a meal and exchanging ideas, this podcast was recorded during a live webinar and is a chance to hear different concerns and perspectives while getting to know the artist and their work. Presented in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University
LISTEN: At the table with Dineo Seshee Bopape
The second of six podcasts presents artist Dineo Seshee Bopape in conversation with Marie Hélène Pereira (Curator and Director of Progammes at RAW Material Company, Senegal), Elvira Dyangani Ose (Director of Showroom Gallery, London), Evan Ifekoya (artist and energy worker) and Tina Pasotra (artist and filmmaker). Imagining we are sat around a table sharing a meal and exchanging ideas, this podcast (recorded during a live webinar with each person contributing remotely) is a chance to hear different concerns and perspectives while getting to know the artist and their work. Presented in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University.
LISTEN: At the table with Firelei Báez
The first of six podcasts presents artist Firelei Báez in conversation with Rachel Kent (Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia), Dr. Francesca Sobande (Lecturer of Digital Media Studies at University of Cardiff) and visual artist, researcher and presenter Dr. Adéọlá Dewis. Imagining we are sat around a table sharing a meal and exchanging ideas, this podcast (recorded during a live webinar with each person contributing remotely) is a chance to hear different concerns and perspectives while getting to know the artist and their work.
WATCH: Aurora Trinity Collective in conversation
Part 1. Aurora Trinity in collaboration with Artes Mundi asked Nasima Begum and Ogechi Dimeke from Aurora Trinity Collective to reflect on what being part of an open art collective has meant for them.
Part 2. Nasima Begum and Ogechi Dimeke reflect on how they found out about Aurora Trinity Collective.
Part 3. Nasima Begum and Ogechi Dimeke from Aurora Trinity Collective reflect on how the collective has changed and how their involvement has changed since they first joined the group.
WATCH: Artist’s Forum | Artes Mundi 8
A day-long series of presentations by our shortlisted artists including talks, presentations and performances, offering an unrivalled opportunity to consider more deeply each artist’s practice and some of the themes and issues behind their work. The Artist’s Forum is a space for assembly and discussion of the role of contemporary art in society and of the themes and issues raised by the work of the Artes Mundi 8 shortlist.
Supported by Arts Council Wales’ Audience Development Fund and Cardiff School of Art and Design.
WATCH: Ragnar Kjartansson – The Sky in a Room
3rd February – 11th March 2018 / National Museum Cardiff Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson returns to Cardiff to present a new site-specific durational performance, The Sky in a Room. As part of the work, all of the paintings, objects and decorative furniture from the National Museum Cardiff’s Art in Britain 1700–1800 gallery have been removed. At the centre of the now empty space is the 18th century chamber organ originally commissioned by the Welsh patron of the arts Sir Watkins Williams Wynn in 1774. Throughout the day, across the five-week duration of the performance, the new focus is a solo performer seated at the organ playing and singing Il Cielo In Una Stanza (The Sky in a Room), a famous Italian love song written by Gino Paoli in 1959. The song was originally inspired by Paoli, a young struggling songwriter who fell in love with a prostitute in a brothel with a lilac ceiling in Genoa. The lyrics recall the power of love to disappear walls into forests and ceilings into sky. Kjartansson’s work similarly transforms the Museum, dissolving space and time through the hypnotic repetition of the song. The exhibition has been made possible by the Derek Williams Trust Artes Mundi Purchase Prize, which enables National Museum of Wales to purchase artworks by Artes Mundi shortlisted artists. During Artes Mundi 6 Ragnar Kjartansson was selected to receive the award by Jonathan Watkins, Director, IKON Gallery, Birmingham UK. The Sky in a Room is also generously supported by Art Fund and will be the first performance work to be acquired by National Museum of Wales. Video by Ewan Jones Morris
WATCH: Recordings for the Birds by Amy Franceschini – FutureFarmers | Artes Mundi 7
The weekly performances Recordings for the Birds were part of The Seed Journey (2016-17), exhibited at National Museum Cardiff during Artes Mundi 7. Local actors performed listening sessions based on stories recorded by the Seed Journey crew. A small wooden bird, carved from driftwood found on the journey, formed the centre of each performance. In Recordings for the Birds stories were handed down from crew, to actor, from actor to bird and visitors. The telling, and re-telling, of stories is an act of remembering and transmission. Amy Franceschini and FutureFarmers invited audiences to become part of our collective memory.
WATCH: Carlos Bunga – Exodus | Artes Mundi 6
The final performance as part of Artes Mundi 6. Carlos Bunga returned to the National Museum Cardiff on February 22nd to make a performance that focussed on the acceleration of the life process and temporarilty. Bunga said of his decision to create this performance, “The piece Exodus always conveyed a sensation of silence that I never could explain, it was not something I had planned. All these months I was thinking about why there is this sensation of silence in the gallery, and only now I understood that the work functions as a moment of suspended time. The performance will focusing on the acceleration of the pace of life process the acceleration of our temporality.” Film by Dom Farelli