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MOSTYN: New Exhibition Seasons Opens

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on November 12, 2019

Anj Smith
Chiara Camoni
Nobuko Tsuchiya
November 9, 2019–March 1, 2020

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

 

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Anj Smith, Desert Epochs, 2014. Oil on linen. Copyright Anj Smith. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

Anj Smith
This is the first solo exhibition in a UK public institution by Anj Smith.

Working primarily with painting, Smith’s practice reflects on the very possibilities and limitations of the medium itself. Her work excavates often overlooked art histories which she combines with her lived experiences to form the layers within her work. Exploring the very edges of representation, Smith’s intricately rendered paintings explore issues of identity, eroticism, mortality and fragility. Wildly feral landscapes, ambiguous figures, textiles, flora and fauna are intricately depicted.

Drawing upon sources as disparate as the works of Lucas Cranach, and the couture of Madam Grès, Smith weaves archaic traditions and contemporary signs together into a personal cosmology. Her paintings are rich in detail, colour and texture, collapsing strict definitions of portraiture, landscape and still-life whilst allowing elements of each to coexist.

About the artist
Anj Smith (born in Kent, England, in 1978. Lives and works in London) studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths College in London. Smith has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries such as the Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy; Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands; The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville TN; Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY; Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India; La Maison Rouge, Paris, France, and Me Collector’s Room, Berlin, Germany. Smith’s work is also displayed in the collections of many leading international museums and collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA; DRAF David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK and the Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland.

 

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Chiara Camoni, L’esercito di terracotta, 2012. Terracotta galestro Variable dimensions, detail. Courtesy SpazioA, Pistoia

Chiara Camoni
About this and that. The self and the other. Like everything
Featuring new and recent works, this new solo exhibition by Chiara Camoni includes a collaborative site-specific work created for MOSTYN.

Working primarily across drawing, sculpture and installation, Camoni creates spaces imbued with poetic sensibility. Her work is the result of a process which she calls “deviations” where materials are sourced through chance encounters and individuals or “various authors” close to her. Through this process, Camoni claims that “meaning is shared, it’s a small miracle. It’s her and their way of resisting—the fear, the passage of time, the news of the day.”

About the artist
Chiara Camoni (born in Piacenza, Italy, in 1974. Lives and works in Fabbiano, Italy) graduated in sculpture from Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and later worked at the Institute of Natural Sciences in Naples. Together with other artists, she founded the MAGra Contemporary Art Museum of Granara and the Vladivostok group. Camoni has exhibited widely in Italy with recent solo exhibitions at Arcade, London (2018) and MIMA, Middlesborough (2017).

Chiara Camoni’s exhibition is supported by Arcade, London & Brussels; SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy and Q International.

 

 

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Nobuko Tsuchiya, Asteroid Absinthe, 2019. Courtesy Private Collection, Wiltshire.

Nobuko Tsuchiya
30 Ways to Go to the Moon
This is the first solo exhibition in Wales by Japanese artist Nobuko Tsuchiya.

Tsuchiya’s practice combines a wide range of materials, often including household objects, collected over time, which she assembles and casts to create amorphous, hybrid minimalist mechanical objects. Presented across the gallery floor, the works enter into dialogue with one another creating arresting and poetic installations.

Through a careful shift in scale from the minute to the monumental, Tsuchiya’s installations engage with the viewer’s relationship to space. Her sculptures are in constant transmutation; they are repositories of memory and experience, signifiers of past, present and future imaginaries, hovering and shifting through time and space.

About the artist
Nobuko Tsuchiya (born in Japan, in 1972. Lives and works in Japan) has exhibited widely, most notably in 50th Venice Biennale, Italy (2003); New Blood at the Saatchi Gallery London, 2004; Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, New Museum, New York in 2007; Busan Biennale, South Korea in 2016 and Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, earlier this year. Recently showing at Leeds Art Gallery as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International, Tsuchiya is also a finalist in the Nissan Award 2020. She is represented by SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo; Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.

Nobuko Tsuchiya’s exhibition is supported by Anthony Reynolds, London.
The exhibition is also supported by the Japan Society and is an official event of the Japan Season of Culture in the UK.

The exhibition season is curated by MOSTYN Director, Alfredo Cramerotti.

See more info here.

Derek Boshier & S Mark Gubb | Recent Press for MOSTYN Exhibitions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 3, 2019

Derek BoshierIt’s Only When the Tide Goes Out…
Selected works and ephemera 1976-2018

S Mark GubbThe Last Judgement
March 16–June 30, 2019

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LECTURES Residencies Insights: The Curator as Meta-Artist. Modes of Curation in the Age of [Aesthetic] Uncertainty, lecture by Alfredo Cramerotti (Italy/United Kingdom), Curator-in-Residence

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 24, 2019

23 Jul 2019, Tue 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

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Image caption: Danilo Correale, Reverie. On the Liberation from Work (detail), ongoing collection of 12-inch LP vinyl records, variable dimensions, 2017. Courtesy the artist

In this lecture, Alfredo Cramerotti will discuss three curatorial projects which reflect different modes in which curatorial practice can function. Inspired by Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook’s Rethinking Curating. Art after New Media (The MIT Press, 2010), these three models are described as: 1) the iterative model, in which new projects grow around a selection of works of art or media, changing from venue to venue or from format to format; 2) the modular model, in which one embodiment of the project take places within a multilevel event structure, with the possibility to scale its elements up or down; 3) the broadcast model, where various people create their own infrastructure to circulate content (and the process of curating itself) under a regime of distributed responsibility. Arguing that these curatorial modes are hinged less on the “what” and more on the “how,” Cramerotti eventually defines the practice of working with a combination of these models as “acting as meta-artist.”

Find more information here.

MOSTYN: Launch of 2019 Summer Season of Exhibitions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 24, 2019

MOSTYN Open 21

13 July – 27 October 2019

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Exhibition opening event and announcement of winner of MOSTYN Open Award and Exhibition Award: 13th July 2019 from 4.00pm

SELECTED ARTISTS:
David Birkin, Rudi J.L. Bogaerts, John Bourne, Alexandre Camarao, Javier Chozas, Martyn Cross, Eugenia Cuellar, Jessie Edwards-Thomas, Sarah Entwistle, Expanded Eye, Julia R. Gallego, David Garner, Thomas Goddard, Oona Grimes, Georgia Hayes, Nick Hornby, Sooim Jeong, Nancy Jones, Adam Knight, Piotr Krzymowski, James Lewis, Neil McNally, Irene Montemurro, Anna Perach, Jessica Quinn, Ariel Reichman, William Roberts, Samantha Rosenwald, Klara Sedlo, Corinna Spencer, Chris Thompson, Richard Wathen, Paul Yore, Madalina Zaharia

Selected from over 750 submissions from across the globe, the 21st anniversary edition of this internationally significant exhibition presents over 30 artists working in disciplines including textiles, photography, painting, sculpture, installation and film and video.

A prize of £10,000 is awarded to the winner of the main prize, selected by the judging panel, with a further Audience Award of £1,000 granted to the artist who receives the most votes from visitors during the exhibition’s run. New, for MOSTYN Open 21, the ‘Exhibition Award‘ will award an exhibition at MOSTYN to the artist/collective that the selectors feel would most benefit at this point in their career.

SELECTORS
Jennifer Higgie, Editorial Director, Frieze, London;
Katerina Gregos, Independent Curator, Brussels;
Hannah Conroy, Co-Director and Curator, Kunstraum, London;
Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN.
The visiting public for the ‘Audience Award’

Elisabetta Benassi: EMPIRE

13 July – 27 October 2019

 

Elisabetta Benassi, Empire, 2018

 

Elisabetta Benassi‘s EMPIRE is an installation of terracotta bricks, hand-crafted in the UK from clay ranging in colour from red to black. The bricks are configured as a site-specific installation – the size, shape and appearance of each installation determined by its relationship to the setting; self-supporting structures assembled without mortar and in an intrinsically stable conformation. The work addresses the crux of the relationship between ancient spaces, archaeological heritage and the contemporary museum.

EMPIRE takes the basic building unit, the Roman brick, and transforms it with new symbolic and aesthetic meaning.

The work is exhibited for the first time in the UK at MOSTYN and at the Italian Institute of Culture before travelling to various venues in Rome.

 

 

In-sight 17

Helfa Gelf artists in our café

17 May – 29 September 2019
Jenny Ford - The midsummer moon rises

A new collection of work by artists from North Wales upstairs at MOSTYN, in partnership with Helfa Gelf Art Trail.

Catherine Bailey / Elizabeth Bolloten / Jenny Ford / Eleri Jones / Nerys Jones / Lucy Elizabeth Jones / Dave Roberts

The exhibition is curated by Barry Morris, MOSTYN. This showcase offers you a glimpse of Helfa Gelf Art Trail, Wales’s largest open studio event, which takes place across Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. We see this as a valuable opportunity for our visitors to experience some of the exciting and diverse work being produced in the region.

 

 

Ann Bridges

The Welcome

8 June – 29 September 2019
Ann Bridges - The Welcome

 

Inspired by her travels to India, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand, Ann Bridges fills her sketchbooks with colourful observational drawings of textiles, food, flowers, animals, objects and moments in time. These visual diaries are then developed into beautiful print-based images.

Each piece is unique, usually produced in a small series combining an eye for detail with an imaginative interpretation. Using monoprint techniques, oil based printmaking inks are applied to the picture surface using small rollers and hand cut stencils to define areas of the composition.

Prints are for sale framed or unframed, and the Collectorplan scheme allows you to spread the cost of your purchases over 12 months interest free.

 

 

Portffolio Student Exhibition

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4 June – 14 July 2019

What is Portffolio?

MOSTYN’S Portffolio programme is an Arts Council Wales funded initiative for young people with a passion for the visual arts. Aimed at students in Conwy aged between 14 and 18, the programme sets out to nurture and support more able and talented students. Experienced artists from a range of disciplines will share their work and help you develop your skills in exploring materials and techniques you may not have used before. There will be opportunities for you to discuss your work and develop your personal portfolio. Experienced artists from a range of disciplines will share their work and help you develop your skills in exploring materials and techniques you may not have used before. There will be opportunities for you to discuss your work and develop your personal portfolio.

 

More information on exhibitions at MOSTYN here.

Lecture | Alfredo Cramerotti : Museum as Broadcasting

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 11, 2019

Lecture | Alfredo Cramerotti : Museum as Broadcasting

Goldsmiths University of London, British School Rome
Thursday 11 July 2019, 3.00 pm

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Goldsmiths Department of Art and the British School at Rome are pleased to announce the 2019 Curatorial Summer School entitled ‘Curating the Contemporary’

This Summer School is now in its third year and is aimed at those who are interested in the professional field of curating. This will take place in July 2019 at the prestigious British School at Rome. We are looking for entrants from a mix of backgrounds but particularly graduates and artists who are considering working in curating as well as established curators who want to think and talk about the challenges and opportunities that face curators in the contemporary moment.

The course will provide you with an opportunity to engage intensively with the activity of curating contemporary art, one that produces exhibitions and events within an expanded field that includes commercial and public galleries, museums and foundations, but also public spaces and social contexts. It will investigate various modes of curating contemporary art, as well as in the expanded sense of the philosophical idea of the curatorial as it is currently discussed in the field.

Please note that this is a two week course taking place from Monday 1 – 15 July 2019.

Read more here: https://www.gold.ac.uk/short-courses/curating-the-contemporary/

Recent Press |Spring 2019 at MOSTYN

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on June 25, 2019

Louisa Gagliardi: Under the Weather

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Louisa Gagliardi, “Sip and Stare”, 2017, Courtesy the artist and Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels.

My Art Guides | Louisa Gagliardi: Under the Weather
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Josephine Meckseper

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07.02.2019

 

She Sees The Shadows

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Wales Arts Review | Exhibition | She Sees the Shadows (Oriel MOSTYN)
17.07.18

IDEAL-TYPES [Chapter 2]

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on May 2, 2019

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Elsa Barbieri

Marignana Arte
Venice, from 7 May to 7 September 2019



Opening: Tuesday, 7 May, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Special openings: from Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 May, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

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Inspired by Max Weber’s theory, whereby for studying a social action without reducing its particularities to a collection of individual events we must start from the perception that the individual has of the real world, this ongoing exhibition project is designed as a speculative tool which makes possible to measure reality: the ideal-type (Idealtypus).
Athanasios Argianas, Maurizio Donzelli, Nancy Genn, Artur Lescher, James Lewis, Alice Pedroletti, Antonio Scaccabarozzi, and Verónica Vázquez, are the eight international artists invited to formulate an artistic language that visually translates the thought relationships when trying to set out a concept; they do so through the dialogue between their respective art works, and with gallery spaces. A methodological paradigm that is never traceable empirically in its conceptual purity, the ideal-type is intended as a utopia that shares characteristics with real objects, even if it does not correspond to any specific example. With it, the materiality of existence must be compared in order to illustrate the
significant elements of its empirical content.

It is thus a matter of adopting something imaginary or intangible to better understand the concrete. The concept does not copy real life but underlines its most intrinsic connections. Without any expectation of objectivity, the artists build a kind of seductive, meticulous and inconsistent verisimilitude to verify empirically. By isolating a particular phenomenon from the complex of interactions, and catching uniform elements in the repetition of the same, each one proceeds in structuring the ideal-type that operates as a unilateral and rational measuring device of reality.

The artworks on display question the viewers by encouraging them to develop always new readings on the being within a visual and spatial conversation. The three wall low reliefs from the series “Clay Pressings” (2016-18) by Athanasios Argianas suggest a liminal space where systems and mechanisms freely swap with intuition. The tapestry “Angelicato” (2014) by Maurizio Donzelli is the result of in-depth research about the manipulation of the image. Works on paper by Nancy Genn, “Construct Blu I” (2003),
“Construct Yellow” (2003) and “Rainbars 6” (2011), are earthy, solid, layered, full of spirituality. Their pure and raw material fits in the unique variations of colours and textures, releasing a sharp and delicate lyricism. The steel sculpture “Sem Título, Da Série Nexus #2” (2013) by Artur Lescher is composed of single pieces in suspension, which highlight their volume and deny the action of the force of gravity. The wood,
paint, resin and lead work by James Lewis, “Diseases of Warm Lands (Rhombus)” (2018), corresponds to an extinct star constellation and is a visual monument to the impossibility of defining the parameters of human understanding and endeavours. “Study for a sculpture” (2016-19) by Alice Pedroletti is a series of photographs and paper sculptures, accompanied by sketches, that recreate a hypothetical landscape. They are fragile and temporary prototypes that constitute a city inspired by organic shapes. The works from the series “Essenziali” (1990-95) by Antonio Scaccabarozzi are self-representations of the pictorial body; free strokes of pure colour, wide, oblique, accurate and strong, without any support. Result of the interpretation of the practise of assemblage and contemporary weaving, “De la série tapices con metales” (2016), “Escultura en acero I” (2016), and “Sin Título” (2018) by Verónica Vázquez express the reperforming value of the material


 

Artists:
Athanasios Argianas (1976, Athens, Greece; lives and works in London)
Maurizio Donzelli (1958, Brescia, Italy; lives and works in Brescia)
Nancy Genn (1930, San Francisco, United States; lives and works in San Francisco)
Artur Lescher (1962, São Paulo, Brazil; lives and works in São Paulo)
James Lewis (1986, London, England; lives and works in Vienna)
Alice Pedroletti (1978, Milan, Italy; lives and works in Milan)
Antonio Scaccabarozzi (1936 – 2010, Lecco, Italy)
Verónica Vázquez (1970, Treinta y Tres, Uruguay; lives and works in Uruguay)

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JOB VACANCY at MOSTYN: Curator of Visual Arts

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on April 19, 2019

 

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Curator of Visual Arts at MOSTYN, Wales, UK

We are seeking an ambitious and talented individual to join the team and lead the curatorial programming at MOSTYN, Wales UK, working with Director, Alfredo Cramerotti, and the wider gallery team, to create a stimulating high-quality exhibition offer to our audiences and online community.

We require someone familiar with the functioning, both financially and content-wise, of the international contemporary art world and its connections, able to discuss and mediate complex themes and concepts in a clear and easily understandable way to local, national and international audiences.

A wide network of contacts, and a far-reaching approach and ambition is essential.

£30k pa (pro rata) £24k for 30 hours per week
Application deadline: 5pm Monday 27th May 2019

For job description and application details please visit
https://www.mostyn.org/news/job-vacancy-curator-visual-arts

 

Alfredo Cramerotti: A Conversation on Performance and Video at Museo del Paesaggio, Italy

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 29, 2019

Museo del Paesaggio

Saturday | 30 March, 2019

A Conversation on Performance and Video

http://www.museodelpaesaggio.it/

 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED| MOSTYN Open 21: call for submissions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 17, 2019

MOSTYN open call

MOSTYN Open 21: call for submissions
Deadline: March 18, 2019

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 cash prize of GBP 10,000 awarded to a single artist or collective. In addition, the ‘Audience Award’ grants a cash prize of GBP 1,000 to those who receive the most votes from visitors during the exhibition.

New, for MOSTYN Open 21, the Exhibition Award will award an exhibition at MOSTYN to the artist/collective that the selectors feel would most benefit at this point in their career.

The confirmed selectors for MOSTYN Open 21 are: Jennifer Higgie, Editorial Director, Frieze, London; Katerina Gregos, Independent Curator, Brussels; Hannah Conroy, Co-Director and Curator, Kunstraum, London; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN. And of course, the visiting public for the “Audience Award.”

www.mostyn.org/open21

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