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Developments in Conceptual Art: the relationship between Artwork and Audience

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on June 24, 2013

Developments in Conceptual Art: the relationship between Artwork and Audience

A symposium organised by North Wales Open Studios Network in partnership with MOSTYN| CYMRU| WALES


Date:          30.6.2013

Time:          11am-3pm

Venue:         MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan St, Llandudno, LL30 1AB

Speakers:   Aurelien Froment (artist), Bedwyr Williams (artist), Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN), Adam Carr (VIsual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN)



11am-12pm  Presentation by Adam Carr about the art historical background of the relationship between artwork and viewer and its growing status over time.

Carr’s presentation, titled “The Viewer and Conceptual Art & Conceptual Art and The Viewer” will look at the history and legacy of conceptual art investigating its inception, its main proponents and how it looks at the world around us with particular focus on the role of the viewer.

12pm-12.45pm  Lunch

12.45pm-2.45pm Panel Discussion

Some forms of Conceptual Art engage the viewer in ways that they may not be accustomed to in relation to their experience of artworks and exhibitions. The panel will be talking about how shows like “YOU”, the current MOSTYN exhibition, respond  to the visitor, and are subject to perpetual change and re-order in accordance to their activity, thereby  challenging  conventional codes of behaviour in the context of a gallery space.

How do these works engage and forge relationships with audiences in distinctively different ways from any other works of art? How is the role of the viewer elevated and placed into the centre uniquely? Does it build a different alliance between Viewer, artwork and gallery?

This is an opportunity to hear about the “Y O U” exhibition from Curator Adam Carr and discuss the development of the role of the “viewer”, with artists Aurelien Froment and Bedwyr Williams and Alfredo Cramerotti, director of MOSTYN.


If you are interested in booking for this session please contact

This project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh  Government and the European Agricultural fund for Rural Development


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