MOSTYN Exhibition Talk & Tour: Alfredo Cramerotti on ‘No School’ by Camille Blatrix, Sat 05 Sept 2015
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.
September in Chicago.
WITH SELECT WORKS BY MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS
More Than 15 Film, Video and New-Media Works to be
Featured on the Main Floor of Festival Hall
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
The International Online Magazine of Art and Art Books
15 April 2015
by Tom Jenkins
05 December 2014
Full video interview (3.30 min) at http://www.crane.tv/apocalypse-now
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17 November 2014
The Guardian Guide
by Skye Sherwin
01 November 2014
MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
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
18 July–1 November 2015
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 email@example.com to order.
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Women’s Art Society II
18 July–1 November 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
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Be More Brando
18 July–8 November 2015
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: email@example.com to order.
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We’ve Got Mail II in Gallery1, until 1 November
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAVILION OF MAURITIUS AT THE 56th INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION – La Biennale di Venezia
(first official participation)
From One Citizen You Gather an Idea
Participants: Sultana Haukim, Nirmal Hurry, Alix Le Juge, Olga Jürgenson, Helge Leiberg, Krishna Luchoomun, Neermala Luckeenarain, Bik Van Der Pol, Vitaly Pushnitsky, Römer + Römer, Kavinash Thomoo, Tania Antoshina, Djuneid Dulloo
Curators: Alfredo Cramerotti and Olga Jürgenson (Office for Roles & Responsibilities)
Venue: Palazzo Flangini, Campo San Geremia, Cannareggio 252, 30121 Venezia, Italy
Inauguration: 5 May 2015, 5pm
The first national Pavilion of the Republic of Mauritius at the Art Biennale 2015, 9th May – 22nd November 2015, is based on a dialogue between Mauritian and European artists. Mauritius is a fusion of cultures, languages and ethnicities, with its population made of Indian, African, Chinese and European descendants; the co-presence of temples, churches and mosques in every town of this island nation reveals this diversity.
Virtually uninhabited until the end of the 16th century, the island was then ruled by the Dutch, French and British, before gaining independence in 1968. The newly born state has managed to maintain close ties with their former rulers, and also to establish an economic relationship with the USSR. Since 2000 the Ibrahim Index of African Governance has consistently rated Mauritius as the best-governed African nation in terms of safety, economic development and human rights.
However in art and culture, different sets of assessments apply; there is a short distance to questioning the value and relevance of the contemporary cultural output of a region in relation to the global artworld. The Pavilion is not only a slice of the Mauritian artistic and cultural scene, but also a take on Western conventions when it comes to assessing the ‘art now’ and the canons and critical approaches to the issues of the day.
The Pavilion’s underlying assumption is that art has meaning when challenging its own structure and relationships. Consequently the participating artists from Europe, based in established art centres such as the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Russia, are each invited to present a work in response to the work by seven artists based in Mauritius, a remote island in the Indian Ocean. The artists are invited to challenge each other’s aesthetic and ideological canons, initiating discussions about art theory and practice, colonial heritage and postcolonial relations, education and politicisation of culture.
With this indirect approach to the idea of inclusiveness and difference, carried out by the work of thirteen prominent artists in their respective countries, the Pavilion of Mauritius aims to ‘take the temperature’ of the global art world, and possibly provide – besides a lot of questions – some answers.
The commissioning body and responsible for the Pavilion of Mauritius is pARTage Association of Contemporary Artists on behalf of the Mauritius National Gallery and the Ministry of Culture.
Project advisers: Alessio Antoniolli, Maria Arusoo, Pamela Auchincloss for Arts Management and Cultural Agency ELEVEN +, Giorgia Mis for ArtICE / Arts production, Dimitri Ozerkov, Georg Schöllhammer, Joanna Sokołowska, Olesya Turkina, Gabriella Uhl
Supporters: Ministry of Arts and Culture of the Republic of Mauritius, Mondriaan Fund, Prince Claus Fund, Galerie Vallois. With thanks to Fariba Derakhshani, Cédric Rabeyrolles Destailleur, Jean-Luc Maslin, Julie Penfold, Veronika Poptsova, John Prime, Aleksandra Smirnova, Robert Vallois, Nicola Wright, Eduard Piel, L’Orizzonte, Art-Events and Valorizzazioni Culturali.
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28 September 2014
This Is Tomorrow
by Rory Duckhouse
18 September 2014
by Rory Duckhouse
17 September 2014
by Karen Wright
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by Rob Wilkes, Executive Editor
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19 July 2014
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15 July 2014
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12 July 2014
I am pleased to announce the opening of MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions, on FRIDAY 13 March 2015
MOSTYN Open 19
38 artists selected from open call submission.
The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced on the night.
Participating artists for MOSTYN Open 19 are Caroline Allen, Mark Beldan, Hannah Birkett, Jorge Lizalde Cano, Ciriaca + Erre, Briony Clarke, Teresa Cos, Maria Ana Vasco Costa, Fiona Curran, Peter Doubleday, Mark Doyle, Alex Duncan, Catrin Llwyd, Rosie Farey, Carlos Noronha Feio, Rebecca Gould, Shreepad Joglekar, Gethin Wyn Jones, Justyna Kabala, Debbie Locke & Sara Dudman, Robert Lye, McGilvary/White, Lindsey Mendick, Fay Nicolson, Timea Anita Oravecz, David Paddy, Simon Parish, Alice Pedroletti, Jonathan Phillips, Susan Phillips, Serena Porrati, Steph Shipley, Tim Simmons, Kristian Smith, Matthew Smith, Catrine Val, Dominic Watson, Ben Woodeson.
MOSTYN Open 19 has been selected by Claire Norcross, Designer; Philip Hughes, Director of Ruthin Craft Centre; Marinella Senatore, Artist; Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator of MOSTYN; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN and you, the visiting audience, for the People’s Choice.
The fourth in a series that examines the MOSTYN building’s rich heritage, We’ve Got Mail II continues the gallery’s response to its former use as a postal sorting office. In 2014 We’ve Got Mail I presented a history of the Royal Mail alongside artworks by contemporary artists. This second show looks specifically at the history of the postcard in the town of Llandudno and presents a selection of classic examples of the use of the postcard in the visual arts.
Artists: Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle, Robert Filliou, Richard Hamilton, Lawrence Weiner