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Mavericks Release x Decentral Art Pavilion SuperRare Spaces, exhibition curated by XXNFT, Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti, November 1-5, 2022

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on November 1, 2022

Announcing the launch of the Decentral Art Pavilion SuperRare Spaces

Decentral Art Pavilion’s inaugural exhibition “Mavericks: Warriors, Fighters and Badass Goddesses of the Verse” curated by XX NFT, featuring 10 super female artists: Genesis Kai, Ellen Sheidlin, Serwah Attafuah, Ninocence, Katie McIntyre, Cymoonv, Yulia Shur, Marie Serruya, Masha Rudenko, Saira Jamieson

Curators: XX NFT, Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti

Release Date: November 1st, 2022, 6pm UK time (UTC +1:00) to November 5th, 2022

Marketplace: https://superrare.com/spaces/decentralartpavilion

Ten women, ten warriors, ten goddesses who don’t need the male gaze anymore.

“The male gaze” was a term first coined in 1975 by feminist film critic, Laura Mulvey, to describe a masculine point of view across movies and literature in which women are presented as the objects of male pleasure. Mulvey states that the female characters in question have no direct influence on the plot, and merely serve as a support or a sexual object for the male.

A question that quickly – and often – comes up in our mind is:

How do women and female-identifying artists represent themselves according to their own vision?

In the past, women (in the large sense of the term) were represented such as muses or object/subject of desire, but the NFT movement provides a new vision of themselves, a real vision. No longer musesor subjects to scrutiny, they are warriors, fighters, present-day goddesses that deal constantly with their minds and bodies and choices and with people that want to decide about their rights for all these.

Carolee Schneemann, a radical feminist artist that changed the history of body art, said “I AM BEING MY BODY”.  And being your body is a hard path in life, in particular if you are a woman. As curators, we realised that through the NFT movement they feel finally free to be like they want, without men (or male-identifying gatekeepers) suggesting or even imposing another vision for their identity.

Disney princesses, Lara Crofts, and Victoria’s Secrets models are definitely passé in this Century, and for good reasons: because to be a shero today you have heart, wisdom, sharpness and grace; and less muscles. Finally.

Meet the Mavericks. NFT Release. Decentral Art Pavilion SR Space conversation with the artists of XXNFT on Twitter Space

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on October 31, 2022

31 October 2022 at 6:00 PM UK time

Announcing the launch of the inaugural Decentral Art Pavilion x SuperRare Spaces with the special drop curated by XXNFT–Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti:

“Mavericks: Warriors, Fighters and Badass Goddesses of the Verse” curated by XXNFT, featuring 10 super-female artists: Genesis Kai, Ellen Sheidlin, Serwah Attafuah, Ninocence, Katie McIntyre, Cymoonv, Yulia Shur, Marie Serruya, Masha Rudenko, Saira Jamieson. 

Curators: XXNFT, Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti

Release Date: November 1st, 2022, 6pm UK time (UTC +1:00) to November 5th, 2022

Marketplace: https://superrare.com/spaces/decentralartpavilion

Website: https://decentralartpavilion.io/mavericks-dap-superrare-spaces-curated-drop/

IG: @xxnftwomen  / Twitter: @xxnftxxnft1 

XXNFT is an art curating, collection intelligence & publishing platform focused on the work of women, female-identifying and non-binary artists working with NFTs. 

We focus on female artists because, when NFT narratives don’t celebrate women, they reiterate a marginalization that happened many times in art history (and not only in art). We want to emphasize the women’s presence in the application of NFT technology to the art form from the start to alter the record. The women we focus on via interviews, features, and curated collection of artworks represent globally diverse populations, communities, and politics. 

Decentral Art Pavilion is an IRL NFT International Art Exhibition. The Pavilion opened its doors in parallel with the 2022 Venice Art Biennale, featuring acclaimed artists such as Beeple, Xcopy, Snowfro, Trevor Jones, Coldie, Hackatao, Matt DesLauriers, Robert Alice, Piter Pasma, Rhea Mayers, Skygolpe, Ryan Koopmans, Dmitri Cherniak, Maxim Zhestkov, Casey Reas, among others. 

Decentral Art Pavilion brings relevant transcultural contemporary art in partnership with curators, galleries, independent artists groups, and art institutions from around the world. Our mission is to open the doors to a constructive dialogue between the mainstream art world and the newly NFT space. Many of our established artists’ works are in international museums and in prominent collections. 

Frieze London 2022 DB Lounge: Shezad Dawood in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on October 13, 2022

Thursday 13 October 2022, 5:00pm DB Lounge Frieze London

Mostyn new exhibition season: Cerith Wyn Evans Opening Saturday 8 October 2022

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on October 6, 2022
This is a major solo exhibition by Cerith Wyn Evans (b. 1958), the most widely established and internationally recognised Welsh artist working today. Cerith Wyn Evans’ (b. 1958, Llanelli) artistic practice incorporates a diverse range of media including installation, sculpture, photography, film and text. He began his career as a filmmaker, producing short, experimental films and collaborative works. Since the 1990s he has created artworks that consider language and perception, focusing with a precise clarity upon their manifestation within a space, as can be seen here throughout Mostyn’s lower and upper galleries. The works exist and take form through the reflection on and interrogation of the world about us, adopting what he identifies as “strategies of refraction…. of juxtaposition, superimposition and contradiction…occluding and revealing” to create moments of rupture within existing structures of communication, whether visual, audible or conceptual.

For this exhibition he has focused on ideas around the folds and flows of energy via material and immaterial conduits, circuitry, and choreology:- the practice of translating movement into notational form. Wyn Evans engages with the site of the gallery to produce works which question our notions of reality and cognition, of perception and subjectivity… the exhibition as a meditation, an experiment with fluid recourse to scores, maps, diagrams and models… Intricate neon sculptures interrogate the means of perception and question how we interpret the works and their spatial surroundings which are used to construct meaning. The visual assemblage presented in concert throughout the galleries unfolds in a sort of ‘controlled randomness’, in which artworks coexist in a play of exchanges between intervals and intensities. Neon works are suspended and isolated in space, seven-metre high light columns descend from the ceiling like a subliminal forest of thought, suspended windscreens are mobile, and transparent glass panes reverberate with a soundtrack defined by relations constantly in flux.

Join us this Saturday for the launch of this major presentation of place-responsive, new and adaptive of works, including sculpture, installation, light work, sound work and moving image.

Opens 8th October, 10.30am – 5.00pmTalk: Artist in Conversation
CERITH WYN EVANS
8th October, 3.00 – 4.00pm

During the launch of Cerith Wyn Evans’ major exhibition at Mostyn, Director Alfredo Cramerotti and the artist will be in conversation in the Mostyn Project Space. 
 
This discussion event will be supported with a British Sign Language Interpreter and refreshments will be served for audience members at the Oriel Cafe at 4pm.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, Mostyn, with the assistance of Kalliopi Tsipni- Kolaza, Associate Curator of Visual Arts, Mostyn, Robert Grose, Exhibitions Manager, Mostyn, and Cecily Shrimpton, Head of Operations, Mostyn. The project is generously supported by the Colwinston Charitable Trust, White Cube, Marian Goodman Gallery, Dr Carol Bell, Salisbury & Co. and Ellis Williams Architects, along with core funding support from Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council and Llandudno Town Council.

Cerith Wyn Evans would like to personally thank Pascale Berthier, Irene Bradbury, Stephen Farrer, Tom Foulsham, Lukas Galehr, Daniel Gallego, Nicola Lees, Takayuki Mashiyama, Nicolas Nahab, Ilona Noack, Jacob Noack, Stefan Rigger, Josef Schöfmann, Freyja Sewell, Jessica Simas, Robert Spragg and Johnathon Titheridge.

Acknowledgements

ArtReview Talk: Will the Metaverse Break the Artworld?

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on September 23, 2022

ArtReview partnership with the APENFT Foundation, 23 September 2022 on artreview.com

Join Cao Fei, Mimi Nguyen, Philip Tinari and Alfredo Cramerotti in this online panel discussion

In recent commentary, the Metaverse is frequently invoked in either dystopian or utopian terms. In this talk, we assemble a panel to tackle it in more meaningful, nuanced ways.

What are the Metaverse’s implications for artmaking, art production and creativity? Will it be another manifestation of the ‘second life’ that constitutes so much digital interaction today? Or will it grow to encompass all forms of life as we know it? Will it represent a break or continuation of how we make, sell, appreciate and interact with art?

This talk – featuring Cao Fei, Mimi Nguyen, Philip Tinari, Alfredo Cramerotti, and moderated by J.J Charlesworth – is the second in a series of discussions jointly developed and hosted between ArtReview and APENFT Foundation.

Venue: Zoom
Date: 23 September
Time: 5pm BST

Register: rsvp@artreview.com

Speakers:
Cao Fei, Artist
Mimi Nguyen, Associate Lecturer, Central Saint Martins
Philip Tinari, Director, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art
Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of Mostyn, Wales, co-Director of IAM Infinity Art Museum
J.J. Charlesworth, Editor at ArtReview (moderator)
Introduction by Sydney Xiong (Director, APENFT and Secretary General, Art Dream Fund)

About the panellists:

Cao Fei (b. 1978, Guangzhou) is an internationally-renowned Chinese contemporary artist. Currently living in Beijing, she mixes social commentary, popular aesthetics, references to Surrealism, and documentary conventions in her films and installations. Her works reflect on the rapid and developmental changes that are occurring in Chinese society today. Cao Fei’s works have been exhibited at a number of international biennales and triennales, and international art museums, including MoMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Tate London, Centre Pompidou. Cao Fei’s recent solo projects include a major retrospective at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2021). Cao Fei was nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize and the Future Generation Art Prize in 2010, and was awarded the “Best Young Artist” and “Best Artist” at the China Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) in 2006 and 2016 respectively. Cao Fei received the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Award in 2021.

Mimi Nguyen is a lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, where she leads the CSM NFT Lab. She is a doctoral researcher, and teaches at Imperial College London, Faculty of Engineering, together with Mana Lab, a ‘Future of work in Blockchain’ research group. Creative Director at verse.works. Her previous research on creativity and human-computer interaction has been published by Cambridge University Press, Design Studies, Design Research Society, TIME magazine, and ACM Association for Computing Machinery.

A cultural entrepreneur working in contemporary art, mass media and the verse, Dr. Alfredo Cramerotti is Director of Mostyn, Wales; co-Director of IAM Infinity Art Museum; Art Adviser to the UK Government Art Collection, British Council Visual Arts Acquisition Committee, Italian Council program and Art Institutions of the 21st Century Foundation. He has curated and led over 250 exhibitions and events and 3 biennials (archive at www.curatorview.com) and his publications include The Haptic Visual: Imaging as Life-Shaping (forth. 2023),Curating the Image: Notebook for a Visual Journey (2020), Forewords: Hyperimages and Hyperimaging (2018), Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness (2010), and Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform without Informing (2009). He serves as President of IKT; Executive Committee Member of ICOM UK and of AICA; Co-Chair of VAGW; and Member of CIMAM.

Since coming to UCCA in 2011, Philip Tinari has led its transformation from a founder-owned private museum into an accredited museum across multiple locations, a public foundation, and a family of art-driven enterprises. During his tenure, UCCA has mounted more than seventy exhibitions and thousands of public programs, bringing artistic voices established and emerging, Chinese and international, to an audience of over a million visitors each year. From 2009 to 2012 he founded and edited LEAP, the first internationally distributed, bilingual magazine of contemporary art in China. He is a contributing editor of Artforum, and launched the magazine’s Chinese edition in 2008. Having written extensively on contemporary art in China, he was co-curator of the 2017 exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Based in Beijing since 2001 and fluent in Mandarin, Tinari is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a fellow of the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on US-China Relations. He holds degrees from Duke and Harvard.

Sydney Xiong is a professional art consultant and writer, specialising in collection management and art evaluation of post-war and contemporary art. Since her appointment as director of APENFT, she initiated Art Dream Fund, curated major NFT show Digital Wanderlust in China, launched APENFT Marketplace backed by the TRON, led the team to make investments in more than 30 NFT and metaverse projects. She has been interviewed and featured in Artnet, the New York TimesWhitewall and has participated in many internationally renowned forums, such as the TIME Roundtable ‘Uncovering the Mystery of NFTs’, among others.

About APENFT Foundation:

Formally registered and established on 29 March 2021, APENFT is backed by the underlying technology of blockchains Ethereum and TRON with support from the world’s largest distributed storage system Bittorrent File System (BTFS) to deliver the mission of registering world-class artworks as NFTs on the blockchain. The collection of the APENFT Foundation includes artworks by Picasso, Andy Warhol, and crypto-artists Beeple, Pak, as well as other high-end NFT collectibles of various categories such as Punks avatars and EtherRock, with a total value of more than $46 million. APENFT Foundation has successfully sponsored the ‘Art + Technology’ Summit at Christie’s in New York. In the future, it will curate a series of online and offline exhibitions with world-renowned artists and facilitate high-end IP collaboration.

xxnft – the future of crypto is female

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on August 9, 2022

Presentation by Alfredo Cramerotti (@curatorview), India Price (iceprice99) and Auronda Scalera (@auronda) for NFT.London 2022 by NFT.NYC

3-4 November 2022, Queen Elizabeth II Convention Centre, London

xxnft is an art curating, collection intelligence & publishing platform focused on the work of women and female-identifying artists working with NFTs,

We focus on female artists because, when NFT narratives don’t celebrate women, they reiterate a marginalization that happened many times in art history (and not only in art). We want to emphasize the women’s presence in the application of NFT technology to art form from the start to alter the record. The women we focus on via interviews, features, and curated collection of artworks represent globally diverse populations, communities and politics.

The publishing platform is made of four social media – Instagram, Twitter, Discord and the xxnft website & newsletter (launch 1 September 2022).

Some argue that to promote and highlight women separately is to marginalize them, but we believe that, side-lined as they remain (currently, 95% of crypto and NFT art sales are by male artists – Artnet report – and the vast majority white and western), it’s important to tackle this imbalance form the very beginning, and not wait for celebrating the work of women artists 50 years after they made it – as it’s happening now with the ‘rediscovery’ of the work by leading female figures working in the 1950s-1970s).

With xxnft, we create the moments for questioning and influencing how art, aesthetics, politics are being recorded for posterity.

Team xxnft:

Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti
Co-Founders

Nadia Mishchanka
Philanthropy Advisor

India Price
Associate Editor

New exhibition season in MOSTYN: Temporary Atlas – opening 25 June 2022

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on June 23, 2022

Temporary Atlas
Mapping the Self in the Art of Today
June 25–September 25, 2022

Adéọlá Dewis, Ode to mètèt mwe, 2022

MOSTYN is pleased to present Temporary Atlas: Mapping the Self in the Art of Today. 

Temporary Atlas is an exhibition that presents an alternative, complementary idea to mapping as conceived in a traditional sense. There are multiple ways one can use mapping or cartography to understand our place in the world, amongst them, a societally endorsed, scientifically applied cartography and an individually perceived one. Each of us assesses, prioritizes and rates things in a different way, not all aspects of life have the same value and map representations are shaped by the purpose of the map and the intentions of the map maker.

The 17 cartographer-artists of Temporary Atlas adopt a mapping approach that is based on the traditional meaning of map as a representation of reality, but which expands it, complicates it, and challenges it—developing the concept of cartography along unconventional paths—those of the subconscious, spirituality, thought, identity, feeling, and all the idiosyncrasies that are present and intermingle in each of us.

The works on display propose perceptive and physical maps that provide insight into the artists’ personal experiences, whilst evoking mental landscapes within which the viewer can situate themselves; worlds beyond objective geographical coordinates.

Temporary Atlas is a visual, aural and spatial attempt to identify a transversal, intimate and perceptive reading of the self. In turn, the exhibition suggests ways in which we can perceive our emotional, political and aesthetic horizons, make sense of our circumstances and deepen our personal experiences in relation to the society in which we now live. 

Temporary Atlas, includes works by artists Sanford Biggers, Seymour Chwast, Jeremy Deller, Sarah Entwistle, Enam Gbewonyo, Rochelle Goldberg, Oliver Laric, James Lewis, Ibrahim Mahama, Paul Maheke, Matt Mullican, Otobong Nkanga, Kiki Smith, Walid Raad and specially commissioned work from three Welsh artists Manon Awst, Adéolá Dewis and Paul Eastwood.

Temporary Atlas was on view at Gallerie delle Prigioni in Treviso, Italy, from February 5 until May 29, 2022. Curated by Dr Alfredo Cramerotti, this exhibition has been supported by the Arts Council Wales, Fondazione Imago Mundi and Fondazione Benetton Studi e Ricerche. Associate Curator: Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza.

Afterglow: Marinella Senatore in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti @ UK Italian Embassy London

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on June 7, 2022

Wednesday 8 June 2022, 6pm

Pera + Flora + Fauna: The Story of Indigenousness and the Ownership of History @ 59th La Biennale di Venezia

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on April 18, 2022

Collateral Event of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 23 April -27 November 2022, Archivi della Misericordia, Venice, Italy

People of Remarkable Talents (PORT), an arts and culture agency under the Perak State Government, with support from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and the National Art Gallery Malaysia, announces its commission of the exhibition Pera + Flora + Fauna, as an official Collateral Event at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. PORT is honoured to present at this prestigious international art event, the artists and artworks that have been inspired by the rich histories and context of the state of Perak, Malaysia.

Pera + Flora + Fauna engages with the discourse around how indigenousness and nature are affected by mainstream cultural attitudes of industrialised nations, the very nations contributing to existing environmental problems. This leads us to question, can aesthetic thinking support the conservation and restoration of nature or indigenous rights and ways of life? Can indigenous populations across the globe challenge the mainstream documented (art) history written by the non-indigenous? Can indigenous populations achieve the liberty to collectively claim “their own history and narratives”, antagonising the dominant discourse? Pera + Flora + Fauna intends to address these questions drawing on different perspectives of man, nature, and their interrelation.

The exhibition features Malaysian artists and collectives, and an Italian artist, from multiple disciplines ranging across performance, film, sound, sculpture, and new media. The artists are Azizan Paiman (MY), Kamal Sabran (MY), Kapallorek Artspace (MY), Kim Ng (MY), Projek Rabak (MY), Saiful Razman (MY) and Stefano Cagol (ITA), with the contribution and participation of the people of the Semai tribe from Kampung Ras, Sungkai, Perak.

Pera + Flora + Fauna will take place at Archivi della Misericordia in Cannaregio, Venice; commissioned by Nur Hanim Mohamed Khairuddin, General Manager of PORT, and curated by appointed lead curators Amir Zainorin and Khaled Ramadan, and associate curators Annie Jael Kwan and Camilla Boemio.

The team is advised by Alfredo Cramerotti, the president of IKT and the director of MOSTYN, Wales.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the discourse expands through a forum where invited panelists Alfredo Cramerotti, Dorian Batycka, Henry Meyric Hughes, and Jo-Lene Ong, along with the curators and artists, will share their observations and interpretations around the concept of Ownership of Nature and History; attempting to contextualise the notion of the natural and the historic and why it cannot be independent of the intellectual, artistic, emotional, and technological resources available to us in the industrialised world. In addition, there will be three on-site performances by the artists; one which explores sound and body movement to heal the internal psychic and spiritual body based on Malay traditional healing rituals; the others inviting the audience to engage with the ongoing contest between capitalist-driven narratives of extractivism towards land and indigenous peoples, and the agency and creative resilience of indigenous communities in sharing their histories and holistic principles of coexistence with nature.


ICOM UK 2022 Working Internationally Conference: Cynefin – Museum Practice for Future Generations

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on April 6, 2022

7 – 8 April 2022, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT each day, online

Cynefin (ku-nev-in), the evocative Welsh word, describes our relationship to the environment in which we live.  The 2022 Working Internationally Conference connects pioneering museum practice from Wales and across the UK with international museums on the local and global challenges of climate change, ageing and bridging community divides.

Over two afternoons, the online conference explores successful and award-winning museum projects designed to build better for future generations.  UK and international museum professionals will discuss how museum practice can lead and contribute to the needs of future generations.

Sessions topics include:

  • Climate Change
  • Agents of Change
  • Bridging Communities
  • ICOM UK Grant Programmes
  • New thinking around museum programming for people living with dementia
  • Career challenges facing Students and Early Career Professionals in 2022
  • Word of Mouth: Telling stories of identity in indigenous language
  • Museum Practices and Refugees

Click HERE to view the full conference programme and session descriptions.

Booking is now open via Eventbrite.  ICOM UK, ICOM, NMDC and Welsh Federation members receive a 50% discount on tickets.  Tickets start at £10 and there is an unlimited ticket option for institutional members of ICOM UK, NMDC and the Welsh Federation, which enables an unlimited number of staff to attend the online conference for £100.

The 2022 Working Internationally Conference is organised by ICOM UK in partnership with the National Museum Directors’ Council, the Federation of Museums & Art Galleries of Wales, with support from the British Council and Barker Langham.  This conference is part funded by Welsh Government.

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