Curatorview [Alfredo Cramerotti]

MOSTYN new exhibition season | Marinella Senatore: The School of Narrative Dance and Other Surprising Things / Camille Henrot, FORT, Meirion Ginsberg : The School of Art, Science & Technical Classes / GALLERY 6 Uprisings: Sïan Rees Astley

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on May 19, 2016

MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary visual arts centre, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions, May 21–September 17, 2016

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Marinella Senatore
The School of Narrative Dance and Other Surprising Things
Galleries 2 & 3

MOSTYN, Wales UK proudly presents the first solo exhibition in a British institution by Marinella Senatore. The exhibition will present a selection of the artist’s work from 2009 to today, in a renewed form of installation which will enable visitor participation and active engagement.

A special focus will be dedicated to The School of Narrative Dance, an ongoing, touring project founded by the artist in 2013 which has received wide acclaim from the public in over ten countries around the world.

For the first time it will also present, in its original idea, RE:VERB—a multi-layered work consisting of seven videos intended for television broadcast, made with the people of Llandudno during the artist’s residency in North Wales in 2015. This work was commissioned by CALL, and made possible by the collaborative initiative and financial support of the Arts Council Wales Ideas:People:Places grant and Mostyn Estates Ltd.

The exhibition is accompanied by an Open Call for contributions to ESTMAN RADIO, an ongoing “self-service” online radio station which takes up residence in MOSTYN’s Gallery 2.

In addition, Marinella Senatore’s video piece The School of Narrative Dance will be showing concurrently on a media wall in Milan’s Corso Como 15 from May 20 until 31, as part of a joint partnership between MOSTYN and Poincaré Investment Ltd. The partnership also sees the presentation of a new video work by ciriaca + erre from May 1 until 19.

The exhibition, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN) and related public programme is supported by CALL and Poincaré Investments Ltd.


The School of Art, Science & Technical Classes
A school featuring solo exhibitions by Camille Henrot, FORT, Meirion Ginsberg and a historical presentation

Galleries 4, 5, Studio

The School of Art, Science & Technical Classes takes as its point of departure the use of MOSTYN’s building as an art gallery and educational establishment from 1903 to 1912. Some of the subjects on offer included life drawing, light & shade drawing, brushwork, geometrical drawing, woodcarving, metalwork, dressmaking, elocution, music, French and shorthand. The classes were supplemented by lectures on associated subjects.

Some 100 years on, new “classes” have been curated with solo exhibitions by Camille Henrot, FORT and Meirion Ginsberg. An additional room will survey the time of the original art school and its links to the present, along with a history of a number of local schools. The exhibition is part of the “History Series” at MOSTYN and is the seventh exhibition in the series.

The three artists have been chosen for their international relevance and mastery, or emergence and promise, in the respective disciplines of the classes, which are “brush drawing” (Camille Henrot), “metalwork” (FORT) and “light and shade” (Meirion Ginsberg). Arguably the original terms are outdated and have been replaced by new definitions, or have been co-opted by a more general term “Contemporary Art.” Paradoxically, however, they offer new ways of seeing and interpreting the work in display—in the same way that the “History Series” uses the past to establish new pathways for understanding society today.

This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN). The historical presentation is brought together in collaboration with Jane Matthews (Engagement Manager/Research MOSTYN) and Richard Cynan Jones (Operations and Facilities/Research, MOSTYN).

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GALLERY 6: Uprisings: Sïan Rees Astley

Gallery 6 is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting—nationally or internationally. The final exhibition of the programme is by Sïan Rees Astley, born 1992 and based on Anglesey, and a recent graduate from Coleg Menai in Bangor, North Wales.

Sïan Rees Astley’s work makes wide use of everyday materials, often those produced for the domestic space. Her work positions the process of its making at its core, and heightens the sense of time spent working with the materials. A key element of the work is repetition, used throughout, and which sometimes renders the materials used beyond recognition, only apparent by way of the work’s captions.

This exhibition, curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN), will present new work made in response to the space.


About MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
Located in Llandudno, North Wales (UK), MOSTYN is the leading publicly funded contemporary visual art centre in Wales, serving as a forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary life through international contemporary art and curatorial practice. Through exhibitions, learning programmes, lectures, symposia and publications, MOSTYN plays an active role in discussing contemporary culture in Wales, the UK, and beyond. To be kept up to date with MOSTYN’s new programme, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing

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