alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions: Irma Blank, Amalia Pica, Sean Edwards, Laura Reeves and Gallery 1 / Cylch

Posted in Uncategorized by alcramer on November 12, 2014

Private View of De/coding the Apocalypse

Posted in Uncategorized by alcramer on November 3, 2014

De/coding the Apocalypse

A new exhibition by the visual artist Michael Takeo Magruder exploring contemporary creative visions inspired by and based on the Book of Revelation

Thursday 6 November 2014, 18.30 – 20.00
Followed by an Artist’s Talk, 20.15 – 21.00

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Exhibition: Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, Strand, WC2R 2LS
Talk: Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS (free)

Please RSVP by Monday 27 October to sophie.cornell@kcl.ac.uk stating whether you would also like a free ticket to the Artist’s Talk at 20.15.

De/coding the Apocalypse is a new exhibition by the visual artist Michael Takeo Magruder. It explores contemporary creative visions inspired by and based on the last book of the Bible – the Book of Revelation – investigating our enduring fascination with the Book, updating and interrogating both its positive and negative aspects.

The word ‘apocalypse’ originally indicated an ‘unveiling’, and the Book not only documents the destruction of the current world, but also maps out the creation of a new, better one. Using the latest in technology, from 3D printing to virtual reality, the show brings various elements to life in ways that are as playful as they are challenging.

The exhibition is an interdisciplinary collaboration supported by the Cultural Institute that blends arts practice and academic research and follows a one-year artist residency by Michael Takeo Magruder in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies with Lead Academic Professor Ben Quash at King’s College London and Curator Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN). By aligning contemporary art and theological study, the collaboration aims to create new ways of looking at an ancient text and make it relevant for modern audiences. The exhibition is an opportunity for the public to think differently about theology and to gain unique behind the scenes access to the work of leading King’s academics.

Find out more at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/culturalinstitute.

The exhibition is open to the public from 7 November until 19 December, Tuesday – Sunday, 12.00 – 18.00. Admission is free.

Presented by the Cultural Institute at King’s College London in partnership with contemporary art centre MOSTYN and the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King’s. 3D printer and materials generously supplied by PrintME 3D.
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King’s College London – De/coding the Apocalypse: Events

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 31, 2014

De/Coding the Apocalypse @ Cultural Institute King’s College London

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Thursday 6 November, 20.15 – 21.00: Artist / Curator’s Talk – Michael Takeo Magruder / Alfredo Cramerotti

Wednesday 3 December, 14.00 – 17.00: A symposium with the artist, curator & academics behind ‘De/coding the Apocalypse’

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural/culturalinstitute/showcase/current/whatson/talksevents/Decoding-events-programme.aspx

King’s College London – De/coding the Apocalypse: Events

De/coding the Apocalypse is a new exhibition by artist Michael Takeo Magruder. It explores contemporary creative visions inspired by and based on the last book of the Bible – the Book of Revelation – investigating our enduring fascination with the Book, updating and interrogating both its positive and negative aspects.  The word ‘apocalypse’ originally indicated an ‘unveiling’, and the Book not only documents the destruction of the current world, but also maps out the creation of a new, better one. Using the latest in technology, from 3D printing to virtual reality, the show brings various elements to life in ways that are as playful as they are challenging.

Join artist Michael Takeo Magruder, curator Alfredo Cramerotti, lead academic Professor Ben Quash, and the four academic ‘readers’ of the Book of Revelation whose ideas informed the artist’s work in this adventurous exhibition for a talk and follow-up discussion on the guiding idea at the origin of the project, its process in the form of research, and its ultimately realisation as an exhibition. A truly inspiring conversation at the interface between academic research and artistic creativity.

Curatorial Research: Alfredo Cramerotti on Aesthetic Journalism @ MFA Curating Goldsmiths (University of London)

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 6, 2014

Curatorial Research: Lecture & Workshop on Aesthetic Journalism by Alfredo Cramerotti
MFA Curating Goldsmiths (University of London)

Wednesday 8 October 2014

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Conversation on investigative research methodologies in contemporary art practice, and the idea of Aesthetic Journalism in specific relation to artistic/curatorial research and Fact/Fiction in contemporary art.

Organised by Aaron Juneau and Simon Sheikh / MFA Curating Goldsmiths (University of London)

MOSTYN – Talk and Tour on Broomberg & Chanarina and Rebecca Gould’s exhibitions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on September 10, 2014

Guided tour of Broomberg & Chanarin and Rebecca Gould exhibitions with MOSTYN Director, Alfredo Cramerotti.

Sunday 14 September 2014, 2pm.

Over 18s only, unless accompanied by an adult. Exhibition contains images of an explicit nature.
In partnership with Artes Mundi

 

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MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions, Friday 18 July 2014

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 14, 2014

 

Very pleased to invite you to the opening of MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions:

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19 July–2 November 2014

Participating artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Taysir Batniji, Lara Favaretto, Christian Burnoski, Jason Dodge, Claire Fontaine, Ori Gersht, Bethan Huws, Kris Martin, Pedro Reyes, Michael Sailstorfer, Yoko Ono & John Lennon; and a historical display of Llandudno in WW1.

Broomberg & Chanarin: Divine Violence

19 July–2 November 2014

Gallery 6: Uprisings

Rebecca Gould 

19 July–9 November 2014

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Broomberg & Chanarin, Holy Bible, MACK/AMC, 2013.

Preview

Friday 18 July, 6:30pm

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Seminar

Saturday 19 July 2014, 1.00-5.30pm:

Dialogues on Conflict: Conflict Through the Eye of the Lens

with contributions by Mark Durden, Alfredo Cramerotti, Broomberg and Chanarin, Jenifer Good, Aaron Rosen and Sara Bevan. In partnership with Artes Mundi.

Tickets £5 (including refreshments). Concessions FREE * (Full Time Students, Unemployed, Pensioners, MOSTYN Friends). Bookings through EventBrite

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Alfredo Cramerotti @ Wysing Retreat: Of Our Own Making

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 23, 2014

Wysing Retreat: Of Our Own Making

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Alfredo Cramerotti – Curating oneself. An exploration on curating and ‘the curatorial’ beyond exhibition-making. 

Friday 23 May 2014

Wysing Arts Centre

Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX, UK

In light of increasing connectivity and the pressure of a transforming environment, this retreat, entitled Of Our Own Making, will address the question ‘how do we want to live together?’ The retreat curators are MA students Jennifer KY Lam, Marenka Krasomil, Olivia Leahy, and Sophie Oxenbridge-Hastie.

Across five immersive days a programme of invited speakers and group activities will offer possible interpretations of this question, endeavouring to address its social, environmental and metaphysical implications.

Commencing the retreat, artist Cally Spooner will lead a workshop session and host presentations and discussions by participants on their work. On the following days, Anthony Davies and Jaya Klara Brekke of the MayDay Rooms, a safe house for vulnerable archives and historical material linked to social movements, experimental culture, and marginalised figures, will initiate discussion on current social movements and alternative communities in regards to collaborative ways of living.

Writer, curator, editor and artist Alfredo Cramerotti, director of MOSTYN art gallery, Co-Director, AGM Culture and collective Chamber of Public Secrets, will address the relations between society and the environment, situated within a concept of ecology influenced by the separation of nature and culture. His presentation and open-floor debate will focus on collective curating, Venice pavilions, digital culture, and curating our own future.

Finally, the retreat will examine visionary ideas for the future, with the theoretical and scientific research of English author, theoretician in the field of gerontology and co-founder of the SENS Research Foundation, Aubrey de Grey, on proposed techniques to stop aging. Contributing to this conversation, Richard Noble, lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, philosopher and writer, primarily on the intersection of art and politics, will also lead a talk on the politics of utopia in artistic practice.

 

Selected participants for the retreat are: Love Enqvist, Rose Gibbs, Lina Hermsdorf, Gareth Lloyd, Vipash Purichanont, Amy Spencer and Anna Stephens.

 

Alfredo Cramerotti: Alternative Mapping @ CRITICAL WAYS OF SEEING 2014, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 21, 2014

CRITICAL WAYS OF SEEING 2014

Visualizing Knowledge and the Digital: Tool, Politics, or Art?

21-22 May 2014

Goldsmiths (University of London)

New Cross, London SE14 6NW

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Hosted by the Global Media & Transnational Communications Program and Radical Media Forum, Department of Media & Communications

Hashtag: #criticaleyes

 With Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde diplomatique/Visions cartographiques), Giulio Frigieri (The Guardian), Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN, Wales’ Contemporary Art Centre), Mushon Zer-Aviv and Galia Offri (Media Activists, Tel Aviv/New York), Stefano Cagol (Contemporary Artist, Italy), Davina Jackson (D-City Network, Australia), Sean Cubitt, Lorenzo Pizzani (Goldsmiths, UK), and Alex Gekker (Utrecht University, NL)

Organizers: Marianne Franklin, Elinor Carmi, and Paola Crespi

Venue: Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) and the New Academic Building (NAB), Goldsmiths

 

Thursday, 22 May

2-3.15pm: Alfredo Cramerotti

Alternative Mapping (RHB 137)

The session will explore our drive to ‘make sense’ of things we know and those we don’t. Starting from the very notion of curating as: organising / scouting / selecting / taking care of / making space for / creating links between, I have developed over the last couple of years a pinterest stream that attempts to ‘map the mapping': http://www.pinterest.com/alcramer/alternative-mapping/. There are about 330 ‘alternative maps’ on this stream – from the downright bizarre obsession to the most thorough and scientific charting approach one can think of; from kitchen utensils to animal tracks. The session will open up a discussion about our drive to map, need to map, desire to map and, ultimately, what is mapping all about: has the map exceed (finally!) the territory? Has the mapping outgrown the mappable?

 

 

MOSTYN – some press clippings Dec 13-Apr 14: NINA BEIER, TOM WOOD, MERIÇ ALGÜN RINGBORG and RETURN JOURNEY group show

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 11, 2014

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Creative Review

by Antonia Wilson

15 January 2014

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BBC News In Pictures

by Phil Coomes

16 January 2014

BBC News - Photographer Tom Wood's landscapes

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We Heart

by Rob Wilkes

16 January 2014

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The Guardian Guide

by Robert Clark

18 January 2014

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The Leader

by Romilly Scragg

22 January 2014

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Outdoor Photography

1 February 2014

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The Independent Magazine

25 January 2014

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Art Papers

by Chris Fite-Wassilak

14 March 2014

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Art Review

by Oliver Basciano

1 April 2014

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The Book Is Out! PAVILION OF MALDIVES at the 55. International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 8, 2014

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THE BOOK IS OUT!

PAVILION OF MALDIVES
55. International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia

Portable Nation: Disappearance as Work in Progress – Approaches to Ecological Romanticism

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The book ‘Portable Nation: Disappearance as Work in Progress – Approaches to Ecological Romanticism’ offers a range of geo-political positions and research-curatorial methodologies on climate change and their approaches to ecological romanticism.

It expands on several of the themes which emerged conceptually and artistically in the Maldives Pavilion exhibition and six-month-long public programme, and elaborates them in a philosophical, historical, scientific and poetic register within the specific materiality of a book, with its capacity to extend the time, space and context of the ideas beyond the Venice Biennale. It aims to engage a readership further-reaching than the project’s immediate public.

The publication is structured in three main sections: the artists and their projects presented in the Maldives Pavilion, the parallel projects over the six-month period, and the critical text section which includes interviews and thematic analysis. Featuring essays on the geopolitics of climate change and the idea of urgency, the book offers a comprehensive snapshot of the aesthetic, political and poetic dimensions of the situation in the island nation intertwined with a global vision of the climate emergency around the world.

Editors: Dorian Batycka, Camilla Boemio, Alfredo Cramerotti and Aida Eltoire for the 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia – Maldives Pavilion

Publisher: Maretti Editore
Year: 2014
Pages: 176
Language: English

More about the book at Maretti Editore: http://www.marettieditore.com

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