alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Pavilion of Mauritius at the 56th Venice Art Biennial – Book Launch

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on January 30, 2016

Press coverage for Sequences VII real-time art festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 30, 2015

KUNSTEN.NU

by Matthias Hvass Borello

16 February 2015

Syvende Sekvens - KUNSTEN.NU_1

 

The Reykjavik Grapevine

29 March 2015

 

 

The Reykjavik Grapevine

by Páll Ivan frá Eiðum

9 April 2015

 

 

DV

by Kristján Gudjónsson

10-13 April 2015

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ArtReview

by Oliver Basciano

Summer 2015

ArtReview Sequences 3

 

KUNSTEN.NU

by Matthias Hvass Borello

13 April 2015

 

 

 

KUNSTEN.NU

by Matthias Hvass Borello

15 April 2015

 

 

MOUSSE

16 April 2015

 

 

Artribune

by Santa Nastro

18 April 2015

 

 

Frieze

by Chris Fite-Wassilak  

22 April 2015

 

 

ARTFORUM

by Dawn Chan

27 April 2015

 

 

ARTINFO International

by Craig Hubert

04 May 2015

 

 

KUNSTforum

by Hanne Cecilie Gulstad

30 May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOSTYN new exhibition season opening: Diango Hernández + WAR II + “&” + Iwan Lewis

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 12, 2015

MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary visual arts centre, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

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Image: Words to Sea (detail) by Diango Hernández 2015. Courtesy of Marlborough Contemporary, Alexander and Bonin, Galerie Barbara Thumm and Nicolas Krupp. Photo: Anne Pöhlmann

Diango Hernández
Time Islands and Space Islands
Galleries 2 & 3

One of the foremost conceptual artists from Central and South America working today, the Cuban-born, Düsseldorf-based artist’s work and sculptural constructions are directly related to his biography, upbringing and socialization. Born in 1970 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Hernández lived in the Caribbean island nation until 2003. He maintains his Cuban citizenship and still regularly visits the country. From 1988 to 1993, he studied industrial design in Havana. For Cuba, the dissolution of communism in Eastern Europe meant an end to economic subsidies and trading partners, resulting in severe shortages of material and consumer goods. These events had a profound effect on Hernández’s practice. Through experimentation and juxtaposition, he repurposed and transformed discarded, obsolescent debris into new objects and spatial installations. Since this time, found objects have formed a basis for his works, which are in turn frequently marked by the imaginary world of socialist ideology: the objects’ original purposes are lost as far as possible, whilst the half-life of their ideological re-packaging remains intact.

This exhibition at MOSTYN, comprising old and new works, draws on his past experience while growing up in Cuba but transfers those experiences to European and Western dimensions. The show includes, amongst others, Let us see if a million people can be silent, a full-scale, site-specific wall mural made of regular, diagrammatic waves, each one representing a font used to quote Fidel Castro; a series of fruit sculptures; a room installation; a series of works on canvas and offset printed paper; and Years, a fragile, six-meter-high construction of rusty steel—a partition of numbers, namely of the years 1959 to 2008, in descending order.

This exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN) and produced by MOSTYN. The exhibition is made possible with the additional support of Marlborough Contemporary, London and Federico Luger Gallery, Milan.

#diangohernandez / #timeislands / #mostyngallery

 

WAR II
Galleries 4 & 5

Artists in the exhibition:
Pierino Algieri, Ulla von Brandenburg, Vanessa Billy, Peter Coffin, Thomas Demand, Mario Garcia Torres, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Claire Fontaine, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Diango Hernández, Jon Kessler, Catrin Menai, Lydia Ourahmane, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Wilfredo Prieto, Mandla Reuter, Ron Terada, Sung Tieu, Gwyn Williams and Josh Whitaker, with over 100 artefacts, images and memorabilia telling the story of Llandudno and the surrounding area during WWII

WAR II is an exhibition that responds to the use of MOSTYN’s building during World War II, as well as to the town of Llandudno and the wider local area at this time. The exhibition is part of a sequence of shows titled “History Series,” which has been designed, in part, to explore the rich history and heritage of MOSTYN.

As a sequel to WAR I (MOSTYN, 2014), which focused on the building’s function as a drill hall during World War I, this new exhibition moves on to World War II and takes as its starting point the building’s use as a “Donut Dugout”—a space for food and recreation for American troops located in the town.

The exhibition will provide a guided yet open viewing narrative for the viewer, where each wall within the space will concentrate on a single theme broken into subsections. Some of the subjects addressed are the history of doughnuts, the Ministry of Food presence in Colwyn Bay, the Inland Revenue evacuees in Llandudno, local theatres, the Home Guard, espionage links and Snowdonia military aircraft crash sites.

Presented among the historical subject areas—each containing artefacts, documents and images—will be artworks by contemporary artists. Both components, the historical and the contemporary, will be placed together in close dialogue in such a way as to create unexpected links between the two. The selection of artworks deliberately eschews a grouping of works exclusively tied to World War II, or even to ideas of war and conflict. The intention is to create a framework through which to consider not only World War II and the local context in a new light, but also history and the backdrop of our present.

This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN) and co-curated by Jane Matthews (Engagement Manager/Research MOSTYN) with Richard Cynan Jones (Operations and Facilities/Research, MOSTYN), and produced by MOSTYN.

A full-colour publication will follow In December 2015.

#mostynwar / #HistorySeries / #mostyngallery

 

&
Gallery 1

& (pronounced “and”) is an exhibition exploring collaboration as a subject and concept for the projects on view and the exhibition overall. It has been brought together by GLITCH, MOSTYN’s collective of under-25-year-olds, which is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

& includes projects by the GLITCH group and also presents existing and previous collaborations that have occurred amongst the disciplines of art, design and fashion.

#mostynglitch / #oncollaboration / #mostyngallery

 

Uprisings: Iwan Lewis
Gallery 6

Gallery 6 is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting, nationally or internationally. Three Uprisings occur each year. This, the last of 2015, is by Iwan Lewis.

Born in 1980 and a graduate from the London Royal College of Arts, Lewis works primarily in painting and installation. Drawing from a broad spectrum of cultural influences, Lewis’s landscape is often surreal yet diaristic, indulging in misreadings and failed languages.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN) and is accompanied by a full-colour booklet. Produced in collaboration with—and with the generous support of—CALL Cultural Action Llandudno C.I.C., Helfa Gelf Art Trail and the Esmee Fairbarn Foundation.

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About MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
Located in Llandudno, North Wales (UK), MOSTYN is the leading publicly funded contemporary visual art centre in Wales, serving as a forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary life through international contemporary art and curatorial practice. Through exhibitions, learning programmes, lectures, symposia and publications, MOSTYN plays an active role in discussing contemporary culture in Wales, the UK, and beyond.

To be kept up to date with MOSTYN’s new programme, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing lin@mostyn.org.

FUTURO ANTERIORE: EXPO CHICAGO presents the 2015 EXPO VIDEO PROGRAM curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on September 17, 2015
EXPO CHICAGO presents FUTURO ANTERIORE, the 2015 EXPO VIDEO PROGRAM with select words by major international artists,
Presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago and curated by MOSTYN Director, Alfredo Cramerotti, more than 20 film, video and new-media works are featured on the main floor of Festival Hall.
Carolee Schneemann
Carolee Schneemann. Fuses, 1964-66. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York. Courtesy of P.P.O.W and Hales Gallery.

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, presents selections for the 2015 EXPO VIDEO program, presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago. Curated by writer, independent curator and Director of MOSTYN (Wales, United Kingdom) Alfredo Cramerotti, the program will feature more than 15 artists and filmmakers creating some of the most exciting and cutting-edge film, video and new media works chosen from the 140 participating galleries exhibiting at the fourth annual EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 17 – 20, 2015).

In addition, Cramerotti has chosen two pieces of work from Columbia College Chicago students to be displayed alongside major international artists from leading galleries including Marianne Boesky Gallery, Bortolami, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Massimo De Carlo, Honor Fraser, Kavi Gupta, Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery, David Nolan Gallery, rosenfeld porcini, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, White Cube and David Zwirner as a part of this year’s program.

Christian Jankowski
Christian Jankowski, 16mm Mystery, 2004. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
“Embedded within the contemporary art world’s strategies of making and display, the combination of moving image works on view makes this program a unique chance to experience visual culture today,” said Cramerotti. “These exceptional artists’ films and videos open up a new territory of cinematic experience, where the viewer is at the center of the work, and encounters something rarely accessible outside film festivals, exhibitions or specific surveys.”

Titled “Futuro Anteriore” (“Future Perfect”), this year’s program examines the apparent contradiction of this phrase indicating events, experiences and facts that are considered, but remain part of the future. Featuring neither straight experimental video art that anticipates future trends, nor short film that exists as part of a visual tradition, the quality and innovative strength of the works presented make them unique in many respects. The chosen works immerse viewers in stunning exteriors and intimate situations. Various cinema industry mechanisms and established genres are present in this program selection—from Hollywood glamour to the Lumière brothers—yet, a huge range of visual innovations and experimental artistic approaches are embedded within these works.

Stan Douglas
Stan Douglas, Circa 1948, 2014. Courtesy of David Zwirner.
2015 EXPO VIDEO Artists Include:

Yuri Ancarani | Il Capo, 2010, 15:00 min | Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
Hans Op de Beeck | Night Time, 2015, 18:41 min | Marianne Boesky Gallery
Sue de Beer | Silver and Gold, 2011, 1:32 min, Marianne Boesky Gallery
Johanna Billing | I’m gonna live anyhow until I die, 2012, 16:29 min | Kavi Gupta
Jeremy Blake | Winchester Redux, abridged version of the Winchester trilogy, 2004, 5:00 min | Honor Fraser
Chris Burden | The Rant, 2006, 2:10 min | Massimo De Carlo
*Stan Douglas | Circa 1948, 2014 (interactive app for iOS devices) | David Zwirner
Fischli & Weiss | The Way Things Go, 1987, 30:00 min | Matthew Marks Gallery
Morgan Fisher | Turning Over, 1975, 15:00 min | Bortolami
Luis Gispert and Jeff Reed | Stereomongrel, 2005, 12:00 min | Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Runa Islam | Trust, 2008, 3:00 min | White Cube
Christian Jankowski | 16mm Mystery, 2004, 3:54 min | Lisson Gallery
Malerie Marder | At Rest, 2011, 12:06 min | Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Ciprian Muresan | 3D Rubliov, 2004, 4:49 min | David Nolan Gallery
Carolee Schneemann | Fuses, 1964 – 67, 18:00 min | Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W
Cauleen Smith | Remote Viewing, 2011, 14:00 min | Corbett vs. Dempsey
Levi van Veluw | Spheres, The Collapse of Cohesion, 9:43 min | rosenfeld porcini

Columbia College Chicago Film/Video Student Winners:

Kellee Terrell, Blame, 2015, 15:09 min
Julian Walker, Jordan Duke, Third Timothy, 16:21 min

*Please note that Circa, 1948 by Stan Douglas, part of the film & video program, is an app that is functional on a smartphone or tablet and is not on view in the screening rooms or pods. To obtain the artwork, visit apple.co/1mn4DNm.

TOMORROW TODAY: On Being in the Middle, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on September 10, 2015

Galerie Hubert Winter, Breite Gasse 17 , 1070 Wien, Austria

September 11 – November 7, 2015

Opening reception: September 10, 2015, 6 – 9 pm

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Image: Toril Johannessen. Expansion in Finance and Physics. 2010

Holding a distorted mirror to capitalism as a structure that safely governs our relations in life, and to art as a set of activities that questions these relations (and itself) at every step, the exhibition presents works that adopt an oblique view to both – the financial mechanisms within which we live, and an expanded idea of what these mechanisms, speculative reflections, and counter-measures may be.

Notions such as the economy of time, the capital of image, the value of representation, the politics and aesthetics of money, the management of attention and the capitalization of anxiety are either bared out or disguised in front of the viewer, yet without being prescriptive about their narrative and interpretation. Each artist invites the public to take a short journey on a path that traverses daily preoccupations and poetic reflections. We may never know where we exactly are on this journey, which is actually the point when we come to think about our involvement in capitalism and art.
Alfredo Cramerotti (2015)

Danilo Correale (*1982, lives and works in New York)
David Garner (*1958, lives and works in Argoed Gwent, Wales),
Goldin+Senneby (since 2004, working offshore)
James Lewis (*1986, lives and works in Paris)
Toril Johannessen (*1978, lives and works in Bergen)

#inthemiddle #curatedbyvienna #galeriewinter


 

Additionally, a marginal note from the distinguished collector and art dealer Carl Laszlo, written in 1960:

Appel au luxe
Le luxe, c’est la liberté. Le luxe est accessible à un chacun. Le luxe, c’est avoir ce qu’on veut avoir et renoncer à tout ce qu’il faut avoir. Le luxe fait de vous le souverain incontesté de votre propre Cour. Le luxe, c’est posséder en tout et pour tout un morceau de vieux velours. Le luxe, c’est habiter 17 pièces vides avec une icone et un petit chien. Le luxe, c’est ne posséder  aucun produit de série. Le luxe, c’est être très riche ou très pauvre au sein d’une prospérité généralisée. Le luxe, c’est n’être que convoitise, et le luxe, c’est tuer les convoitises. Le luxe, c’est dire ce dont personne n’ose parler. Le luxe, c’est la liberté. Le luxe oppose aux sentiments d’infériorité et de supériorité des autres la conscience infinie du Moi. Le luxe rend indépendant, courageux, et honnête. Le luxe n’aborde tout ce qui est naturel et humain qu’avec la plus grande réserve. Le luxe préserve de la jalousie et de la fausse vanité, suscite des besoins personnels et soutient l’initiative privée et les petites entreprises. Le luxe est garantie de jeunesse et de santé, il active la digestion. Le luxe nous fait mépriser avec horreur les cupides missionnaires et les massacreurs à l’esprit boutiquier. Le luxe combat pour ce qui est rare, pour tout ce qui est singulier: pour les livres précieux, pour le tirage limité dans tout les domaines, pour l’ex-libris, le monogramme, le portrait, pour le caractère magique d’un signature de créateur, pour le charme, le rituel, les objets lourds de signification, pour les pierres et les êtres rares, pour la volupté, la convoitise, l’ascèse et les lettres manuscrites. Le luxe, c’est s’exercer en permanence dans l’art de mourir, c’est l’adieu incessant. Le luxe, c’est accepter le destin dévolu sans y succomber. Le luxe, c’est faire uniquement ce qu’on tient pour juste. Le luxe, c’est la liberté.

Carl Laszlo (1923 – 2013) was a Hungarian-Swiss art dealer, collector and author.

MOSTYN Exhibition Talk & Tour: Alfredo Cramerotti on ‘No School’ by Camille Blatrix, Sat 05 Sept 2015

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on August 26, 2015

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Free Talk & Tour of the exhibition ‘No School’ by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN, on award-winning artist Camille Blatrix’s show at MOSTYN, 12 in Vaughan Street, Llandudno, UK at 11am on Saturday 5th September 2015.

Cramerotti will give an insight into the thought processes behind French artist Blatrix’s work and how the exhibition developed from his trip to Llandudno in 2014.

Booking is advised. Telephone +44 (0)1492 868191.

Futuro Anteriore (Future Perfect): EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES THE 2015 EXPO VIDEO PROGRAM. Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti.

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on August 11, 2015

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September in Chicago.
Be Here.

EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES THE 2015 EXPO VIDEO PROGRAM
WITH SELECT WORKS BY MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS
Presented in Partnership with Columbia College Chicago and Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti,
More Than 15 Film, Video and New-Media Works to be
Featured on the Main Floor of Festival Hall

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, announces selections for the 2015 EXPO VIDEO program, presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago. Curated by writer, independent curator and Director of MOSTYN (Wales, United Kingdom) Alfredo Cramerotti, the program will feature more than 15 artists and filmmakers creating some of the most exciting and cutting-edge film, video and new media works chosen from the 140 participating galleries exhibiting at the fourth annual EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 17 – 20, 2015).

In addition, Cramerotti has chosen two pieces of work from Columbia College Chicago students to be displayed alongside major international artists from leading galleries including Marianne Boesky Gallery, Bortolami, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Massimo De Carlo, Honor Fraser, Kavi Gupta, Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery, David Nolan Gallery, rosenfeld porcini, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, White Cube and David Zwirner as a part of this year’s program.

“Embedded within the contemporary art world’s strategies of making and display, the combination of moving image works on view makes this program a unique chance to experience visual culture today,” said Cramerotti. “These exceptional artists’ films and videos open up a new territory of cinematic experience, where the viewer is at the center of the work, and encounters something rarely accessible outside film festivals, exhibitions or specific surveys.”

Titled “Futuro Anteriore” (“Future Perfect”), this year’s program examines the apparent contradiction of this phrase indicating events, experiences and facts that are considered, but remain part of the future. Featuring neither straight experimental video art that anticipates future trends, nor short film that exists as part of a visual tradition, the quality and innovative strength of the works presented make them unique in many respects. The chosen works immerse viewers in stunning exteriors and intimate situations. Various cinema industry mechanisms and established genres are present in this program selection—from Hollywood glamour to the Lumière brothers—yet, a huge range of visual innovations and experimental artistic approaches are embedded within these works.

2015 EXPO VIDEO Artists Include:

Yuri Ancarani | Il Capo, 2010, 15:00 min | Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
Hans Op de Beeck | Night Time, 2015, 18:41 min | Marianne Boesky Gallery
Sue de Beer | Silver and Gold, 2011, 1:32 min, Marianne Boesky Gallery
Johanna Billing | I’m gonna live anyhow until I die, 2012, 16:29 min | Kavi Gupta
Jeremy Blake | Winchester Redux, abridged version of the Winchester trilogy, 2004, 5:00 min | Honor Fraser
Chris Burden | The Rant, 2006, 2:10 min | Massimo De Carlo
*Stan Douglas | Circa 1948, 2014 (interactive app for iOS devices) | David Zwirner
Fischli & Weiss | The Way Things Go, 1987, 30:00 min | Matthew Marks Gallery
Morgan Fisher | Turning Over, 1975, 15:00 min | Bortolami
Luis Gispert and Jeff Reed | Stereomongrel, 2005, 12:00 min | Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Runa Islam | Trust, 2008, 3:00 min | White Cube
Christian Jankowski | 16mm Mystery, 2004, 3:54 min | Lisson Gallery
Malerie Marder | At Rest, 2011, 12:06 min | Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Ciprian Muresan | 3D Rubliov, 2004, 4:49 min | David Nolan Gallery
Carolee Schneemann | Fuses, 1964 – 67, 18:00 min | Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W
Cauleen Smith | Remote Viewing, 2011, 14:00 min | Corbett vs. Dempsey
Levi van Veluw | Spheres, The Collapse of Cohesion, 9:43 min | rosenfeld porcini

Columbia College Chicago Film/Video Student Winners:

Kellee Terrell, Blame, 2015, 15:09 min
Julian Walker, Jordan Duke, Third Timothy, 16:21 min

*Please note that Circa, 1948 by Stan Douglas, part of the film & video program, is an app that is functional on a smartphone or tablet and is not on view in the screening rooms or pods. To obtain the artwork, visit apple.co/1mn4DNm.

Press coverage for Michael Takeo Magruder’s DE/CODING THE APOCALYPSE, CULTURAL INSTITUTE AT KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on August 3, 2015

Cassone
The International Online Magazine of Art and Art Books

Argula Rublack

15 April 2015

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Crane TV

by Tom Jenkins

05 December 2014

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Full video interview (3.30 min) at http://www.crane.tv/apocalypse-now

The Creators Project

by Kevin Holmes

17 November 2014

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The Guardian Guide

by Skye Sherwin

01 November 2014

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MOSTYN new exhibition season opening: Camille Blatrix + Women’s Art Society II + Thomas Goddard

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 17, 2015

MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
Wales, UK

MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary visual arts centre, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

Opening event: Friday 17 July, 6:30pm

 

Camille Blatrix: No School

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18 July–1 November 2015

Camille Blatrix
No School
With Dorothée Loriquet & François Blatrix
Hosted in a show by Camille Blatrix 
Scenography by Camille Blin
Galleries 4 & 5

In 2014, Blatrix was awarded the prestigious Prix d’entreprise Ricard, which annually gives a monetary prize to an emerging French artist whose work has been exhibited at the Foundation’s space in Paris. For the 16th edition of the award, the Foundation wished to honour the artist with a solo show outside France. The exhibition in MOSTYN, a UK premiere, presents entirely new work by the artist and responds to his visit to the town of Llandudno in 2014. For the show, Blatrix has invited his parents Dorothée Loriquet (a ceramicist) and François Blatrix (formerly an artist) to present their own work alongside his own, hosted within a scenography developed by Camille Blin. The exhibition discusses the role of biography, influence, upbringing and artistic career, setting the tone for MOSTYN’s ongoing Conversation Series, a sequence of shows that brings together exhibitions in conversation.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director) and produced by MOSTYN, Wales UK and Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris with further support by Fluxus Art Projects. An illustrated, limited edition artist book will accompany the exhibition, featuring essays by Camille Blatrix and Alfredo Cramerotti. Contact shop@mostyn.org to order.

#NoSchool
Download the press release

Women’s Art Society II
18 July–1 November 2015

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Women’s Art Society II
Galleries 2 & 3
Participating artists: Cornelia Baltes, Sol Calero, Ditte Gantriis, Lydia Gifford, May Hands, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Shani Rhys James, Caragh Thuring & a historical presentation of artefacts and images.

Women’s Art Society II is the fifth in a series of exhibitions reflecting on the rich heritage and history of the gallery building. The show is a sequel to the first Women’s Art Society exhibition in 2013, which took as its starting point the gallery’s founding in 1901 as the first art space in the world built specifically to house the work of female artists, in this case the work of the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society. Women’s Art Society II continues the spirit of the original Ladies’ Art Society, inviting nine internationally active female artists to introduce work in the gallery space over 100 years on. In part, a survey of the discipline of painting today, the works display a range of approaches, styles and conceptual concerns, and point to painting’s continued relevance. The work of contemporary artists will be shown alongside a historical element, which examines the local art scene leading up to the formation of both the Royal Cambrian Academy and the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society (GLAS).

This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr (MOSTYN Visual Arts Programme Curator) and produced by MOSTYN, Wales UK. An illustrated publication will accompany the exhibition featuring a curatorial essay and texts on the participating artists by Adam Carr, a foreword-text by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director) and texts on the historical research process by Jane Matthews (MOSTYN Engagement Manager). Contact shop@mostyn.org to order.

#WomensArtSociety2
Download the press release

 

Thomas Goddard
Be More Brando
18 July–8 November 2015

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Thomas Goddard
Be More Brando
Gallery 6 Uprisings
Be More Brando is a new installation work by Thomas Goddard comprising a film, wall piece, sculpture, text and a limited edition print exploring the mythology surrounding American actor, Marlon Brando. In using his archive of compiled Brando impersonations to uncover the truth behind a global phenomenon, this work is part of the artist’s research into the nature of truth.

Thomas Goddard is based in Swansea and received the 2015 Creative Wales award, as well as the 2015 Artist in Residence at Standpoint Futures in London.

This exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director) and produced by MOSTYN, Wales UK with the support by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. A booklet accompanies the exhibition and features texts by Thomas Goddard and Alfredo Cramerotti. Contact: shop@mostyn.org to order.

#BeMoreBrando #Gallery6
Download the press release

 

Continuing
We’ve Got Mail II in Gallery1, until 1 November

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MOSTYN’s audience development programme, History Series 2014–17, is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Grant and Heritage Lottery Fund.

To be kept up to date with MOSTYN’s new programme, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing lin@mostyn.org.

Matteo Peretti: L’Ironia del Sapere (Volume Due) / The Irony of Knowledge (Volume Two) @ PAN Museum Naples

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 7, 2015

MATTEO PERETTI
L’Ironia del Sapere (Volume Due) / The  Irony of Knowledge (Volume Two)
Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

PAN Museum, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli

9-31 July 2015

 

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The Irony of Knowledge is the title of the double solo retrospective show of artist Matteo Peretti, presented at Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive di Spoleto and curated by Gianluca Marziani, from June 27th to September 27th 2015, and at PAN Museum, Palazzo delle Arti in Naples, from July 8th to July 30th 2015, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti.
The Irony of Knowledge is based on a cognitive process where different media interact in order to break the preexisting knowledge bases and attempt to create new knowledge in the context of the exhibition. The term ‘Sociology of knowledge’ lies in the title of this exhibition. Sociology of knowledge is the study of the relationship between human thought and the social context within which it arises, and of the effects prevailing ideas have on societies: it deals with broad fundamental questions about the extent and limits of social influences on individual’s lives and the social-cultural basics of our knowledge about the world.
One catalogue, written in Italian and translated in English, will gather the entire production of the artist, including the performative project Samarcanda, presented in Venice during the International Art Biennale of 2015. This book will be presented next Fall in some of the museums of the main italian and european cities.
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