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Human condition explored in Artes Mundi 6 shortlist

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Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, The Museum of Non Participation, 2011 installation view in The Museum Show at Arnolfini Bristol, 2011-12

Artes Mundi, the ‘internationally focused arts organisation that identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with the human condition, social reality and lived experience’, which awards ‘the largest art prize in the UK and one of the most significant in the world’, is gearing up to its 17-week exhibition of nine nominees for said £40,000 prize.

When we say gearing up the show kicks off in October. The exhibition, which takes place at Wales’s National Museum of Art in Cardiff from 25 October 2014 to February 2015, will occupy almost 800 square metres of contemporary galleries at the museum and extend to Chapter and to other sites in the city centre and across Wales.

The shortlisted artist includes Carlos Bunga (Portugal), Karen Mirza and Brad Butler (UK), Omer Fast (Israel), Theaster Gates (USA), Sanja Iveković (Croatia), Ragnar Kjartansson (Iceland), Sharon Lockhart (USA), Renata Lucas (Brazil), Renzo Martens (The Netherlands).

Find out more about the shortlisted artists on the Artes Mundi 6 site.

The selectors particularly looked for artists whose work explores and comments on the human condition and lived experience.