9 June 2021 – 21 January 2022

‘The future is now and that was not supposed to happen!’

(here is a weblink to the museum’s page about the exhibition)

Mae Yfory Trwy Lygaid Ddoe yn ein hatgoffa nad yw’r dyfodol heb ei gyffwrdd. Nid yw tu hwnt i’n gafael, tu hwnt i’n cyfrifoldeb. ‘Sut cyrhaeddon ni yma, a sut allwn ni symud ymlaen?’ yw cwestiynau mawr yr arddangosfa hon.
The Future Has a Past
, reminds us that the future is not untainted. It does not lie outside of our reach, nor outside of our responsibility. ‘How did we get here, and how do we move forward?’ are questions this exhibition asks us to reflect on.

PRESS: (The Future Has A Past Press attachement)

PODCAST: (The Future Has A Past Audio Tour)

Een tentoonstelling maken in tijden van BREXIT en COVID-19 vraagt een grote flexibiliteit en toch is het gelukt, ik ben heel blij dat de tentoonstelling The Future Has A Past open is en ik dit met jullie kan delen. Voor vragen mail: 

Creating an exhibition in times of BREXIT and COVID-19 requires a lot of flexibility and yet it worked, I am very happy that the exhibition The Future Has A Past is open and I can share this with you. For questions email: 

Cymry Yfory or Wales Tomorrow was the working title for an exhibition to open in June 2020. Alongside this working title I had written a concept on change and place in the year 2050 that we developed in the next 15 months as the key concept to this exhibition. I am happy to share with you that I was the invited artist to do all of this together with a wonderful team set up by St. Fagan’s National Museum of History. This is the introduction and here is a blog. And of course now, June 2021, we are really opening:


We created an exhibition that looks like a wonderful cross-over between old and new artefacts. A true WUNDERKAMMER. And did all of this together, young heritage leaders, students and young artists, as foolish as we are great clairvoyants and poets. With the exhibition we turn our backs to the immense universe around us and look at Earth and say: “good health to you now and forever” (as can also be heard, in the Welsh language, on that golden disc on Voyager 1 drifting of somewhere in space).

The exhibition has four chapters, a soundscape, a podcast and a library and holds some very interesting perspectives and talks for example about The Women for Life on Earth who, on the 27th of august 1981, left Cardiff to walk to Greenhamcommon to protest against the nuclear arms race.

The exhibition was co-created by Dutch artist Henry Alles and Amgueddfa Cymru Producers, young creatives and youth co-ordinators; Abike Ogunlokun, Eadyth Crawford, Elliot Cooper, Jake A Griffiths, Juliette Georges, Marged Elen Wiliam, Mohamed Hassan, Radha Patel, Rhianydd Whitcombe, Sarah Younan, Talulah Angharad Thomas, Umulkhayr Mohamed, and Valentine Gigandet.