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Cardiff Museum and Art Gallery
A visit to an intriguing exhibition The Rules of Art? at Cardiff Art Gallery & Museum. We are grateful to curator Dr Jennifer Dudley for offering to be our guide to introduce and explain the thinking behind the exhibition which is a different way of looking at works from the national collection.
The Rules of Art? brings together five hundred years of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film and ceramics to pose questions about representation, identity and culture. Works of art are displayed in a way that questions social and political power and shows 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, will be displayed among other featured artists such as Rembrandt, Thomas Jones, Pablo Picasso, Gwen John, Maximilian Len, Clare Woods, Bedwyr Williams, Caroline Walker and Clémentine Schneidermann.
Many of the works have never been shown together before, introducing new relationships and highlighting some of the contemporary social issues faced today. Arranging this visit in the first week of December provides an opportunity for members to fit in some Christmas shopping in the afternoon.