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Talks & Seminars

TALKS | ART IN THE CITY – BEDWYR WILLIAMS

Bed­wyr Williams will be giv­ing an online talk about his work at the Arnolfi­ni on 24th March.

Date
24/03/21
Organisation
Region
Region-wide
Opening Times
Sun–Tue, Closed
Wednesday, 18:30 – 20:00
Thu–Sat, Closed
Price
£5.45
Bedwyr Williams is currently working on a new major commission ‘Science Fictions’ with Foreground for the Science Museum Group’s National Collections Centre in Wiltshire, between 2021 and 2024. The commission will involve the creation of a new book and film work made in collaboration with the general public.

Williams is interested in the friction between the deadly serious and the banal aspects of modern life. His work merges cultural narratives and everyday life with an often-dark humour that is instantaneously sympathetic and refreshingly acerbic. Encompassing performance, sculpture, text and film, which he often brings together as large-scale installations, Williams’ practice is characterised equally by an enthusiast’s passion, a satirical critique of power structures, and a gentle self-depreciation of the role the artist in society.

Recent group exhibitions include “Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future”, Hayward Gallery, London, 2018. “The Land We Live in – The Land We Left Behind”, Hauser and Wirth Somerset, 2018. Stress Field, Hubei Museum of Art, China. In 2013 Bedwyr Williams represented Wales at the Venice Biennale. He was shortlisted for the Artes Mundi Prize in 2016.

Presented in collaboration with Arnolfini.
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