March 13, 2008 - Artes Mundi - Prize to be awarded 24 April 2008 by international jury
March 13, 2008

Prize to be awarded 24 April 2008 by international jury

Where does the dust itself collect, 2004 Xu Bing
Xu Bing, Artes Mundi 1 prize winner returns as a judge for third prize

Jury

Xu Bing
Jack Persekian
Tuula Arkio
David Alston

www.artesmundi.org

The Artes Mundi 3 Prize, worth 40,000 British Pounds, will be awarded on 24 April by an international jury comprising Xu Bing, Jack Persekian, Tuula Arkio and David Alston. The prize, awarded every two years, recognises outstanding emerging artists from around the world who discuss the human condition.

Xu Bing, artist and the new vice president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, is most well known for his iconic work Book from the Sky. Xu Bing returns to Artes Mundi as a judge after winning the inaugural Artes Mundi Prize in 2004 for his haunting installation Where does the dust itself collect (2004).

Jack Persekian is a curator and writer and was Director of the Middle East’s prestigious Sharjah Biennale
in 2007.

Tuula Arkio is a freelance curator and writer and is the former General Director of the National Art
Galleries, Helsinki.

David Alston is Arts Director of Arts Council Wales and a curator. He was Keeper of Art at the National Museum and Galleries of Wales in Cardiff for four years during the 1990’s.

The nine artists shortlisted for the Artes Mundi 3 Prize are Lida Abdul, Vasco Araújo, Mircea Cantor, Dalziel + Scullion, N.S. Harsha, Abdoulaye Konaté, Susan Norrie and Rosângela Rennó.

Artes Mundi 3 exhibition opens on Saturday 15 March 2008 at National Museum Cardiff and features major works by the nine shortlisted artists. In addition, the exhibition will feature new works not seen before by Araújo, Harsha and Konaté.

Artes Mundi organises a two year programme of art, education and work in communities which culminates in the Artes Mundi Exhibition and Prize.

Artes Mundi 3
National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park, Cardiff,
Wales, UK CF10 3NP

+44 (0)2920 397 951
Open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
Admission Free

Artes Mundi core supporters: Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff Council, Arts Council of Wales, BBC Wales, National Museum Wales and The Derek Williams Trust.

Artes Mundi 3 major sponsors: St Davids 2, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, Gerald Eve and Arts & Business.

Media partners: Western Mail and Sky Arts

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