alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

2014 in review

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

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MOSTYN OPEN 19 submission call – 2 weeks to go | £10,000 Award | £1,000 Audience Award

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

CALL FOR ARTISTS’ SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 3RD JANUARY 2015 – MOSTYN OPEN 19

£10,000 overall prize | £1000 ‘People’s Choice’ Prize | open to all ages, media, and locations

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MOSTYN OPEN 19: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We are delighted to announce MOSTYN Open 19, with an Award of £10,000 and an Audience Award of £1,000.
For the first time we are inviting work from a wide range of disciplines to be considered, from visual art to applied arts and from design and fashion to graphic communication, from creatives at any point in their career.

Selectors include well-known professionals with expertise in fine art, design and applied arts.

Deadline for registration is 3rd January 2015.

Please see further details on our website HERE where you can also download a registration form and full terms and conditions.

Sequences VII 2015: Alfredo Cramerotti appointed Artistic Director

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 22, 2014

 

IAC Newsletter November 2014

03.11.2014
Sequences VII 2015

Alfredo Cramerotti Artistic Director

Alfredo Cramerotti has been appointed as the next artistic director of Sequences Real Time Art Festival that takes place for the seventh time in Reykjavik, Iceland, April 10-19, 2015.

Sequences is an independent biennial, established in Reykjavik in 2006. The aim of the ten day festival is to produce and present progressive visual art with special focus on time-based media, such as performance, sonic works, video and public interventions. An offspring of the dynamic art scene that thrives in Reykjavik, Sequences is the first art festival in Iceland to focus on visual arts alone. New artistic directors are hired to reshape each edition of Sequences according to their vision, making it unique and different every time.

Following a successful Sequences VI in 2013, under the artistic leadership of Markús Thór Andrésson, it was decided to cultivate the power of the festival and further its development by seeking abroad for the next artistic director. Alfredo Cramerotti is a writer and curator working across TV, radio, publishing, media festivals and exhibition making. He directs MOSTYN, Wales’ leading contemporary art institute and co-directs the roaming curatorial agencies AGM Culture and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets. Amongst other major exhibitions, he co-curated the Maldives Pavilion and the Wales Pavilion at the 55th Venice Art Biennale, Italy, in 2013, and Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Region of Murcia, Spain, in 2010.  The curatorial and organisational team of Sequences VII is made up of Cramerotti, Edda K. Sigurjónsdóttir, curatorial consultant and project manager and Edda Halldórsdóttir, managing director.

When asked about his interest in curating a visual arts festival in Iceland, Cramerotti said that:

“Reykjavik has one of the most active and cutting-edge scenes in contemporary culture. Just notice the presence of Icelandic artists and programmes on a global scale in visual arts, music, digital imaging, theatre, dance, etc. To be able to go through the creative process of discussing themes, inventing formats, commissioning new work, and organising exhibitions, performances, conversations and more in the Iceland art scene is a great opportunity.”.

Sequences VII will include approximately 25 artistic positions, from the established to the emergent, from around 10 different countries. The complete list of invited artists, partnerships and the festival theme will be announced soon. Exhibitions, performances and events will take place in various official venues and public spaces across Reykjavik. Alongside the main program, an Off-Venue program – introduced for the first time in the previous edition of Sequences, during which works from Matthew Barney and many more were exhibited – will be presented. Registrations for the Off-Venue program will be welcomed and advertised later.

Sequences is an artist initiated festival and has grown from the grass-root art scene in Iceland. It aims to be a progressive international visual arts event of significance, a valuable platform for artists to develop their practice, further their careers and facilitate increased participation and visibility in the international art scene. About the development of Sequences, Cramerotti said that:

“Sequences has done great things in the past six editions. Sequences VII will have an impact internationally and at the same time a strong local purpose, combining a range of cross-disciplinary works, curatorial approaches and multiple venues in Reykjavik. I am utterly enjoying the process, and looking forward to seeing the results myself. “

The organising bodies and responsible for Sequences are the Icelandic Art Center, The Living Art Museum and Kling&Bang Gallery.

For further information:

Edda Halldórsdóttir +354 848 8351

Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir +354 897 4062

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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.

 

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