Open call: nominations for Artes Mundi 11 exhibition and prize - Announcements - e-flux

Artes Mundi, a prestigious international art prize, has captured the attention of artists and art enthusiasts worldwide for over two decades. As we mark the start of its 21st year anniversary, the excitement and anticipation surrounding Artes Mundi 11 (AM11) continues to grow.

Since its inception in 2003, Artes Mundi has been a platform for celebrating and promoting contemporary visual artists who address important social and political themes. The prize aims to recognize artists who use their creative expression to shed light on global issues, bringing awareness to the complexities of our modern world.

In an era defined by rapid globalization, environmental challenges, and sociopolitical upheavals, the search for meaning and understanding has never been more crucial. Art has always been a lens through which we interpret and reflect upon the world around us. Artists have the power to provoke, inspire, and challenge conventional thinking.

Throughout history, art has played a pivotal role in documenting and addressing societal changes. From the Italian Renaissance masters capturing the human form with unprecedented realism to the avant-garde movements of the 20th century challenging established norms, art has been a catalyst for societal transformation.

Today, artists continue to push the boundaries of their craft, exploring new mediums and engaging with pressing issues that shape our lives. They provide us with a visual language that transcends barriers and invites dialogue, asking us to question our assumptions and consider alternative viewpoints.

Artes Mundi understands the power of art in confronting these challenges. With each edition of the prize, it shines a spotlight on artists who confront contemporary issues such as inequality, migration, climate change, and identity. Through their work, these artists prompt us to engage critically with these pressing topics.

As we embark on the nomination process for Artes Mundi 11, we invite artists from all corners of the globe to submit their work and contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding these crucial issues. AM11 will undoubtedly be a celebration of artistic excellence and intellectual exploration, igniting conversations that transcend borders and forge connections among diverse cultures and perspectives.

Artes Mundi 11 is not only a showcase of the power of art but also a reminder of our collective duty to nurture and support artists who dare to tackle the most pressing challenges of our time. Join us in celebrating the incredible talent that exists in the world and in championing the transformative power of contemporary art.

Marking the start of its 21st year anniversary, Artes Mundi announces the call to nominate artists for Artes Mundi 11 (AM11) from Wednesday April 10 until Friday May 31.

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