MOSTYN Open 20
MOSTYN, Wales UK is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the 20th anniversary edition of the MOSTYN Open contemporary art exhibition, to be shown from July 2017.
Since its inception in 1989, the MOSTYN Open has nurtured and presented the talent of established and emergent contemporary artists internationally. The exhibition of selected works takes place at MOSTYN, with a Prize of £10,000 awarded to a single artist or collective. In addition, the ‘Audience Award’ grants a prize of £1000 to those who receive the most votes from visitors during the exhibition.
The selectors for MOSTYN Open 20 are: Lydia Yee, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Chus Martínez, Curator and Head of the Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN; Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN. And of course, the visiting public for the ‘Audience Award’.
KEY DATES AND SUBMISSION PROCESS
6th January 2017 – MOSTYN Open 20 call opening date
24th February 2017 – Deadline for payment of £25 entry fee and receipt of completed registration form. Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions fully before registering. Once payment and registration form have been received by MOSTYN you will be sent a submission form. You will also be sent a registration number which you should include on all correspondence.
3rd March 2017 – Closing date for submission form together with images of artwork by email. Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions referring to submission of works.
26th – 30th June 2017 – Sending in artwork on successful selection
8th July – 5th November 2017 – exhibition dates
Download and save a blank copy of the registration form to your computer by clicking on the link above; open the form from its saved location on the computer, enter your details, then save changes before sending us this completed version (NOTE: if your browser opens the form in another window instead of downloading it to your computer, please do not enter your details into the form yet as they will not be saved: click on the save/download icon in the new window to save the blank form to your computer first).
Job Opportunity at MOSTYN: Digital Curator of Media and Content
Applicants are invited for an MPhil/PhD studentship, co-funded by MOSTYN and the ‘School of Creative Arts’ Research Centre at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
The MPhil/PhD studentship is designed to investigate and identify the existing digital content and design a methodology for construction of new platforms for the development and curation of future digital outputs.
This research will build upon MOSTYN’s existing digital footprint and the evidence based currently available from its programme of activities in order to reshape perception and understanding.
The successful applicant will also assist academic staff in providing a high quality student experience and support for students. As such the successful candidate will be both a student and employee of the University.
The MPhil/PhD is funded 80% FTE for 3 years, FT fees and 20% FTE GTA (I day/week) salary made available by the University and MOSTYN.
The aim of the project is to:
- identify ways in which digital technology is transcending conventional structures of programming, display and engagement re-assess approaches to the digital e.g. as an ‘add on’, making it instead the core of the institution’s operations and programmes. identify the impact on the way the gallery institution and audiences are adapting to the above phenomena
- develop an understanding of existing digital content from the institution’s perspective and an audience perspective
- implement a digital programme strand of activities and experiments e.g. initiating digital residencies for artists and technologists
- establish the foundation of a searchable digital archive and resource to serve as a basis for future research
- integrate relations and evidence audience engagement/reaction
The project will provide training in all relevant aspects of the research process.
Closing date for applications: 20th December 2016
AICAUK, BIMI, and The Derek Jarman Lab present
Faces of John Berger
11th & 12th November 2016
Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD – UK
A celebration of John Berger on screen and page, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
Screening: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (UK, 2016)
Friday 11th November, 6pm, Birkbeck Cinema
A series of essay films on Berger’s thought and his life in the French Alps, produced by
the Derek Jarman Lab at Birkbeck and directed by Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth,
Bartek Dziadosz and Tilda Swinton (duration: 89 minutes). http://www.seasonsinquincy.com
Symposium: Faces of John Berger
Saturday 12th November, 11am–5pm, Birkbeck Cinema
This event revisits aspects of Berger’s work and celebrates his influence on generations
of writers, artists and critics. The day will explore four aspects of the author’s prolific output, unravelling its intellectual and practical mechanisms over six decades of cultural production.
Rare films and excerpts from Berger’s early TV work accompany discussions of Berger as
broadcaster, as activist, as artist and as art critic. With Lisa Appignanesi, John Christie,
Jonathan Conlin, Mike Dibb, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gill Hedley,
Lynda Nead, Tom Overton, Griselda Pollock, Greg Salter and John Wyver.
Organised by Lily Ford, Derek Jarman Lab, Birkbeck, University of London, and Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN & AICAUK
Launch of MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions –
Friday 21 October 2016 – 6.30pm onwards
22/10/16 – 05/02/17
Supported by Marlborough Contemporary and APT (Artist Pension Trust)
Laurence Kavanagh, October, 2015. Installation ‘October’, Gallery North, Newcastle. 2015. Work realised as part of the Warwick Stafford Fellowship at Baltic 39
Kodak Employed 140,000 People. Instagram 13.
22/10/16 – 05/02/17
With kind support from: Creative New Zealand, The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, and Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna
Mladen Bizumic, One Second After the Digital Turn, 2003-2016. Drwy garedigrwydd yr artist ac / Courtesy the artist and Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna
We’ve Got Mail III
22/10/16 – 05/02/17
Images courtesy of Karlyn Goulborn, Kath Smith
Iain Perry (Print Garage)
Pixels, Poetry and Pop Culture
22/10/16 – 29/01/17
Ian Perry: Pixels, Poetry and Pop Culture
LLAWN 04 and new festival season at MOSTYN
Friday 23 September 2016 from 6.30pm
We are pleased to announce our first ever ‘Festival Season’. Three weeks of exhibitions, events and audience involvement which opens with the launch of LLAWN04 – Llandudno Arts Weekend, a whole weekend of free events along the Promenade and across various venues and spaces in Llandudno.
Friday’s evening launch provides the perfect introduction to this year’s festival with the chance to explore a couple of the main venues and delve into an exhilarating sample of work at your own pace. There are works by two artists curated in partnership at MOSTYN and many other fantastic events and interventions around the town. There’ll be performance, street-games, music, robot-making, dance, visual art, film and the unexpected, all inspired by this year’s theme of Hide/Seek.
// Download the LLAWN04 programme here
Galleries 2 and 3 hold Belgian artist Kris Martin’s spectacular work T.Y.F.F.S.H.(2011). A full-scale hot air balloon fills the gallery spaces and visitors are invited to enter inside, allowing the architecture of the gallery, and the act of engagement with art, to be considered anew.
Paul Granjon, Am I Robot?
Am I Robot? features Combover Jo, a robot larger than an average dog, who wanders the gallery talking to himself and to visitors. Paul Granjon’s installation presents a live situation that challenges our relation to robots, and our ideas about what they can do.
GLITCH / The Plaza
Kevin Banks / Natasha Brooks / Ryan Gander / Charles Gershom / Patrick Joseph / Steve Olson / Ted Oonk / Penrhos Alternative Education Centre / Rirkrit Tirvanija / Savage / Viva LGBT+ / Lawrence Weiner
Full exhibition information here
12 Stryd Vaughan Street
Llandudno, Conwy LL30 1AB
Image courtesy: Jeff Guess
Photography in Academic Research international conference at UCL Heritage Studies, in collaboration with RAI (Royal Anthropological Institute) and Birkbeck, Department of Politics, London, UK, 8-9 Sept 2016
ALFREDO CRAMEROTTI (MOSTYN and eCPR European Centre for Photography Research, University of South Wales) presents a paper on Hyperimage: Towards a Theory of Expanded Photography
Friday 9 September 12:30, Room B10
We are all implicated in photography whether we like it or not. Whether we associate this visual language with a precise function or use it to shape ourselves as individuals and communities, we trade our existence in images. We refer to images and image-making in social, political and cultural act.
The established categories in which photography was once subdivided, practiced, understood and discussed have been reconfigured. It’s as though our society has freed image-making from previously articulated specific applications, blurring the boundaries between genres and functions, and rendering the photographic image as a free-floating subject on its own, detached from any relation specific to its origins; what we may term as “hyperimage’.
See below for details.
Special Programmes Co-ordinator
Application Deadline: Monday 19th September 2016, close of day
Interview Date: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Weekend Retail Assistant
Application Deadline: Sunday 18th September, close of day
Interview Date: Monday 26th September 2016
STANDPOINT FUTURES at Chisenhale Studios
Standpoint Futures is a residency programme for visual artists, providing high calibre, tailored opportunities for discussion and interaction with the London art world. Applications are invited for the 2017 programme.
Each residency is 6 weeks long, working at new residency partners Chisenhale Studios in Bow, London E3. Standpoint Futures awards artists a free studio and accommodation during their residency, all advisor and mentoring meetings, plus a contribution to expenses of £100 per week.
The residencies will run from mid January – July 2017.
The submission portal will go live on Monday 1 August.
Above: Studio 4 at Chisenhale Studios, where Futures artists will be based in 2017. Credit: Tessa Whitehead, Studio4 Installation, 2015
Studio visitors to our residency artists in 2015 included Jonathan P Watts, Morgan Quaintance, Anthea Hamilton, Katie Guggenheim (Chisenhale Gallery), Marianne Forrest (Auto Italia), Milovan Farronato (Fiorucci Arts Trust), Dr Katherine Angel (Historian/Writer), Dr Betti Marenko (Central Saint Martins), Eddie Peake, Francesca Gavin, Andrea Francke, Amy Budd (Raven Row), Beatrice Gibson (LUX), Lindsay Seers, Nick Crowe, Ruth Ewan, Colin Perry (Writer), David Hoyland (Seventeen Gallery), Rachel Anderson (Artangel), and Anna Gritz (South London Gallery).
In the frame of the solo project ‘697 MADRI’ by Stefano Cagol, Alfredo Cramerotti holds the lecture ‘The expanded image. The mutation of the role of contemporary photography’
‘The expanded image. The mutation of the role of contemporary photography’
Lecture: August 6, 2016, 18.00 hrs
697 MADRI (697 mothers) refers to the 697 young soldiers died in the First World War in this border area of Trentino South Tyrol and buried by the Austro-Hungarian Monumental Military Cemetery in Bondo.
On July 2nd, 2016 the artist Stefano Cagol called all the women to come to the small village of Bondo (700 inhabitants) in the middle of the Alps and the Dolomites for a participatory performance. Hundreds of women came from all the region and outside and walked and staid on the monumental granite stairs recalling the personal and family suffering beyond flags, troops and belongings. They became part of a new monument to life and this action has been fixed by video and photographic images by the artist.
Now the artworks are on view till September 17th, 2016 by the Antica Chiesa di San Barnaba – Ancient Church of Saint Barnaba in Bondo, together with an installation (aluminum and sound) that recall, with sharp edges, the extreme conditions of the soldiers waging war on the top of these mountains that actually appear as a natural paradise.
In this border region, in a small village in the middle of the Alps, in a symbolic place recalling the continue conflicts and the human consequences of wars, it is extremely relevant the presence of Alfredo Cramerotti for a lecture about the role of images nowadays. Lecture: August 6, 2016, 18.00 hrs
Alfredo Cramerotti is the Director of MOSTYN, the main art center in Wales; he was born in Trentino and this is the first time he comes back for an art event. Cramerotti and Stefano Cagol had the chance to collaborate for the Maldives National Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale: Cagol as participating artist and Alfredo Cramerotti as part of the curatorial collective CPS-Chamber of Public Secrets.
The lecture ‘The expanded image. The mutation of the role of contemporary photography’ by Alfredo Cramerotti is realized with the participation of Franco Marzatico, Superintendent for Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous Province of Trento.
THE PROMOTING INSTITUTION
The project and the collateral program are promoted by the Scuola Musicale Giudicarie: www.scuolamusicalegiudicarie.it
With the support of the municipality of Sella Giudicarie, BIM Valle del Chiese, BIM Sarca-Mincio-Garda, with the participation of Associazione Nazionale Alpini and Osterreichisches Schwarzes Kreuz.
The iconographic and historical research is curated by Giulia Robol.