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About

Statement

The art of Bethan Huws explores the essence of the making of art. In her search to probe the essential nature of every artifact, she asks herself (and us), what is the relationship between the object and its representation, between art and human relations.

Press Release

Bethan Huws is a Welsh artist who studied in London and now lives between Paris and Berlin. Her work is
strongly influenced by her Welsh origins, by her rural childhood, by the fact that she grew up speaking
Welsh, a Celtic language used by a very small population in Britain. She is a conceptual artist in the
tradition pioneered by Marcel Duchamp – one of the first artists to employ language as a …

Bethan Huws is a Welsh artist who studied in London and now lives between Paris and Berlin. Her work is
strongly influenced by her Welsh origins, by her rural childhood, by the fact that she grew up speaking
Welsh, a Celtic language used by a very small population in Britain. She is a conceptual artist in the
tradition pioneered by Marcel Duchamp – one of the first artists to employ language as a fundamental
element in the creation of art, and word games as a technique for investigating the essence of the artobject
itself. The idea of the translatability of different languages and a predominantly …

Location

Booth Feature sector, Hall 2.1 - Booth T11