alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Contemporary Perspectives on Digital Image Making: Lecture at University of South Wales, Cardiff

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 7, 2020

Lecture for MA Documentary Photography and PhD Courses

Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales.

Thursday 7 May 2020, 2pm

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Image: Martine Syms

Presentation on contemporary perspectives on digital image making, part of the body of research “The Hypermage: A Curatorial Approach on Expanded Photography”.

MOSTYN exhibition season: Kiki Kogelnik and Athena Papadopoulos

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on April 14, 2020

MOSTYN, Wales UK presents a new season, commencing March 2020, which includes exhibitions by Kiki Kogelnikand Athena Papadopoulos.

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1. Kiki Kogelnik, Untitled (Sea Monster), c. 1974. Glazed ceramic. Courtesy Kiki Kogelnik Foundation

Kiki Kogelnik: Riot of Objects
March 14–July 5, 2020

Riot of Objects is the first institutional presentation in the UK to focus solely on Kiki Kogelnik’s ceramic works. Considered one of the key figures of the post-war avant-garde, Kogelnik’s multidisciplinary oeuvre spans five decades. Her multifaceted artistic style evolved from painterly abstraction to Pop Art and the representation of the (female) body.

Consumer culture, technology and feminism were recurring themes throughout her work. Her unique aesthetic is marked with playfulness and humour yet imbued with a stark sense of criticality. In resisting and contesting the lure of post-war capitalist culture in her work, she demarcated herself from her contemporary peers.

Her first ceramics were made in 1974, and soon became a key activity in her artistic practice. Her ceramic works were hand-built and cut from slabs using stencils and are reminiscent of her earlier paintings in their boldness, bright colours and vivacity. Drawing on a method of presentation she employed in an exhibition at the Henri Gallery in Washington, DC in 1990, a number of islands pepper the space; made from clusters of plinths of different heights and widths and displaying a range of her freestanding works that date from the 1950s through to the 1990s. Arranged chronologically, this exhibition demonstrates Kogelnik’s boundless capacity for invention and restless commitment to making.

Kiki Kogelnik was born in 1935 in Bleiburg, Austria. She lived and worked in New York and Vienna. She died in 1997 in Vienna, Austria.

The exhibition is curated by Chris Sharp and organised by Alfredo Cramerotti, in partnership with the Kiki Kogelnik Foundation. Supported by the Austrian Federal Chancellery.

 

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2. Athena Papadopoulos, Gogo Angel, 2019. Mixed media. Courtesy the artist and Emalin, London

Athena Papadopoulos: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able
March 14–July 5, 2020

Cain and Abel Can’t and Able presents a new body of work by artist Athena Papadopoulos. Working across sculpture, painting, text and sound, Papadopoulos’ practice defies traditional representations of the body, creating excessive, decaying and abject hybrid forms hovering between the worlds of the imagined and the real. Through a process of assemblage, her work is formed of found objects amassed and collaged together. Traditional binary perceptions of gender and sexuality are uprooted and unfixed.

Using her ever-expanding vocabulary of materials and ancient narratives, which she combines with unlikely elements, this new series of works includes sound, sculpture and painting. Exploring human dichotomies, the exhibition questions the complicated duality of reason and emotion.

The exhibition is inspired by her recently published book Cain and Abel Can’t and Able, which gives the exhibition its title. Drawing from the biblical story of Cain and Abel, Papadopoulos reflects on her own personal experiences of sibling rivalry and competition within romantic relationships but also, crucially, the struggle between good and evil.

Cain and Abel Can’t and Able is centred around a dialogue written by Papadopoulos in which an imagined narrative between two seemingly distinct voices is played out. Exploring themes such as jealousy, lust and kindness, Papadopoulos transforms this dialogue into wall-based sculptural paintings, an experimental sound work which can be heard throughout the gallery space and pages of the text that reappear hidden, splayed and nesting within the installation.

Athena Papadopoulos was born in 1988 in Toronto, CA. She lives and works in London.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN and supported by the Zabludowicz Collection.

 

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

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About MOSTYN, Wales UK
Situated in the coastal town of Llandudno, MOSTYN is Wales’ foremost visual arts centre, serving as a platform for contemporary artistic practice and audience engagement. MOSTYN presents outstanding and critically engaged international contemporary art that engages, inspires and encourages people to form and share new perspectives on the world through its programmes. It is part of Plus TATE, the UK-wide contemporary visual art network.

For further information and press images, please contact Lin Cummins, Audience Relations Manager, MOSTYN
lin@mostyn.org / T 01492 879201

MOSTYN is recruiting!

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 5, 2020

A new job opportunity at MOSTYN for a Philanthropy Manager

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The role is non-exclusive and doesn’t require relocation.  Starting from April 2020.  Initial contract 2 years, renewable.

Link with the job brief below, where one can see and download the full job description: https://www.mostyn.org/philanthropy

Artist in conversation: Sïan Rees Astley @ MOSTYN

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 3, 2020

MOSTYN: Exhibition Programme 2020

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 3, 2020

Exhibition Programme 2020

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

T +44 1492 879201
post@mostyn.org

www.mostyn.org


MOSTYN, Wales UK is thrilled to announce its programme of exhibitions for 2020 which includes solo presentations by artists Kiki Kogelnik, Athena Papadopoulos, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Nick Hornby, Richard Wathen, and Jacqueline de Jong.

March 14–July 5, 2020
Kiki Kogelnik: Riot of Objects
Riot of Objects is the first institutional presentation in the UK to focus on Kiki Kogelnik’s ceramic works. Considered one of the key figures of the post-war avant-garde, Kogelnik’s multidisciplinary oeuvre spans five decades. Her multi-faceted artistic style evolved from painterly abstraction to Pop Art and the representation of the (female) body. This exhibition demonstrates Kogelnik’s boundless capacity for invention and restless commitment to making. Kiki Kogelnik was born in 1935 in Bleiburg, Austria. She lived and worked in New York and Vienna. She died in 1997 in Vienna, Austria. Curated by Chris Sharp in partnership with the Kiki Kogelnik Foundation.

Athena Papadopoulos: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able
This exhibition presents a new body of work by artist Athena Papadopoulos. Using her ever-expanding vocabulary of materials and ancient narratives, which she combines with unlikely elements, this new series of works includes sound, sculpture and painting, and explores human dichotomies, questioning the complicated duality of reason and emotion. Athena Papadopoulos was born in 1988 in Toronto, CA. She lives and works in London. Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN.

July 18–November 1, 2020
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings: In My Room
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings’ first solo institutional exhibition develops the artists’ enquiry into the politics, histories and aesthetics of queer spaces and culture. This newly conceived body of work includes a fresco painting, wall rubbings and a film, and highlights the impact of gentrification upon the city and its gay communities, whilst also exploring the relationship between masculinity, capitalism and power within the urban landscape. Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings were both born in 1991 in Newcastle and London. They live and work in London. Curated by Juliette Desorgues, Curator of Visual Arts, MOSTYN. Commissioned by Focal Point Gallery, In My Room is presented in partnership with MOSTYN and Humber Street Gallery, Hull.

Nick Hornby
This exhibition includes new photo-sculptural works by Nick Hornby, MOSTYN Open 21 “Audience Award” winner, and continues his enquiry into hybridity. Mining the collective index of cultural history, Hornby uses technology not only as a way of invoking potential new worlds but as a way of investigating alternative ways of seeing history. Nick Hornby was born in London in 1980. He lives and works in London and New York. Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN.

Richard Wathen
MOSTYN Open 21 “Exhibition Award” winner, Richard Wathen‘s solo exhibition comprises a new series of paintings. Rooted in the historical canon of painting, his work focuses largely on portraiture, depicting figures in states of hesitation and contemplation. Through the use of subtle details, his paintings retain a sense of ambiguity by refusing to be fixed in time and place. Richard Wathen was born in London in 1971. He lives and works in Suffolk, UK. Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN.

November 14, 2020–February 28, 2021
Jacqueline de Jong
Jacqueline de Jong is considered one of the crucial artistic figures of the post-war avant-garde. This exhibition is the first institutional solo presentation of her work in the UK. Throughout her career spanning half a century, de Jong has developed a unique painterly practice. Expressive in style, her work exhibits uninhibited eroticism, violence and humour. In parallel to her work as a painter, she was editor of The Situationist Times (1962-1967) and a member of the Situationist International during her early years in Paris in the 1960s. Jacqueline de Jong was born in 1939 in Hengelo, The Netherlands. She lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Curated by Juliette Desorgues (Curator of Visual Arts, MOSTYN) and organised in collaboration with WIELS where the exhibition will be presented by Xander Karskens (Director, De Ateliers) and Devrim Bayar (Curator, WIELS) (June 12-August 16, 2020).

WHAT I SEE: new figurative art in Italy | Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento & Rovereto / Galleria Civica Trento

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 3, 2020

 

WHAT I SEE
new figurative art in Italy

Galleria Civica, Trento 15.02 — 24.05.2020
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento & Rovereto / Galleria Civica Trento

http://www.mart.trento.it/ciochevedo-en


Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Margherita de Pilati

Fourteen Italian artists – young or mid-career – are the protagonists of What I see: an exhibition that presents some of the most important experiences in new figurative painting. Comprehensive technical experience has allowed the artists showing their works to create realistic or hyper-realistic paintings, recovering the style approaches of the best-known classical tradition. Therefore, subtexts and symbolism, allusion and metaphor are all allowed, while at the same time, there is no shortage of fun, irreverence or social commentary. People and everyday objects populate these paintings, immersed in surreal, sensual and fairytale-like atmospheres that both surprise viewers and invite them to get lost in the details.

Exhibiting Artists
Giulia Andreani
Elisa Anfuso
Annalisa Avancini
Romina Bassu
Thomas Braida
Manuele Cerutti
Vania Comoretti
Patrizio Di Massimo
Fulvio Di Piazza
Andrea Fontanari
Giulio Frigo
Oscar Giaconia
Iva Lulashi
Margherita Manzelli

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We are recruiting!

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 25, 2020

Job opportunity for a Philanthropy Manager for MOSTYN.

The role is non-exclusive and doesn’t require relocation. Starting from April 2020. Initial contract would be 2 years, renewable.

Link with the job brief below, where one can download the full description: https://www.mostyn.org/news/we-are-recruiting-philanthropy-manage

Press Coverage: IDEAL TYPES [Chapter 2] at Marignana Arte

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 13, 2020

Press Coverage: MOSTYN Open 21 & Elisabetta Benassi: EMPIRE exhibition season (Jul-Oct 2019)

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on January 3, 2020

MOSTYN: New Exhibition Seasons Opens

Posted in nEws and rEleases 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.

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