16 May 2020 – 06 Sep 2020


10:00 – 17:00


National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP


Event Info

The Rules of Art? brings together five hundred years of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film and ceramic to pose questions about representation, identity and culture.

Works of art will be displayed in a way that questions social and political power, and will show how artists have pursued a shared purpose; to push, subvert, question and reimagine what art can be.

Vertigo Sea by John Akomfrah, one of a number of major new acquisitions to be shown, will be displayed among other featured artists, such as Rembrandt, Thomas Jones, Pablo Picasso, Gwen John, Bedwyr Williams, Caroline Walker and Clementine Schneidermann.

A breadth of historic, modern and contemporary artworks from Amgueddfa Cymru’s collections will be showcased, grouping many works which have never been shown together before, introducing new relationships and highlighting some of the contemporary social issues faced today.

Amgueddfa Cymru is working with artists and writers to lead community partners on elements of the interpretation of the exhibition itself. This will explore a new and unique way of bringing a range of voices to the question The Rules of Art.

The Rules of Art?


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