Artes Mundi shortlist 2012
The Artes Mundi prize results in one of the finest exhibitions in the art world calendar and the Artes Mundi shortlist 2012 has just been announced. Bringing together some of the world’s best contemporary artists, the prize is worth a massive £40,000 to the winner and the results have been worth every penny if the previous exhibitions are anything to go by.
The shortlist for the fifth Artes Mundi Prize was announced on the 26th January 2012 by Ben Borthwick, Artes Mundi’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director. The seven artists picked for the Artes Mundi shortlist 2012, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch as part of its Arts and Culture Programme, and publicly funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Cardiff Council, are:
· Miriam Bäckström (Sweden)
· Tania Bruguera (Cuba)
· Phil Collins (England)
· Sheela Gowda (India)
· Teresa Margolles (Mexico)
· Darius Mikšys (Lithuania)
· Apolonija Šušteršič (Slovenia)
Their submitted work will be brought together for the Artes Mundi exhibition at Wales’s National Museum of Art from the 6th October 2012. Running for 14 weeks, the exhibition will celebrate the amazing creativity and artistic voice of the contemporary artists shortlisted. It will also be marked with the announcement of the prize winner half-way through the exhibition in November 2012. The other shortlisted artist will each receive £4,000.