alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Press coverage highlights for MOSTYN the extended exhibition season March – October 2020: Athena Papadopoulos and Kiki Kogelnik

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 28, 2020

Zabludowicz Collection: Invites Focus: Athena Papadopoulos.
Online – available at https://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/digital/view/invites-focus-athena- papadopoulos

E-flux: Athena Papadopoulos: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able, 12 March 2020Online – available at https://www.e-flux.com/announcements/322584/kiki-kogelnikriot-of- objectsathena-papadopouloscain-and-abel-can-t-and-able/

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Juliet Art Magazine, 27 May 2020, by Elsa Barbieri

The Guardian: The great reopening – how Britain’s galleries Covid-proofed themselves, 8 July 2020, by Charlotte Higgins

Online – available at https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jul/08/great-reopening- britains-galleries-covid-proofed-london-dundee-llandudno

The Guardian: From Llandudno to Stromness: 10 of the best hidden gem art galleries, 2 October 2020, by Jonathan Jones

Online – available at https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/oct/02/10-of-the-best-hidden-gem-art-galleries

Fluxo: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able.
Online – available at https://www.ofluxo.net/cain-and-abel-cant-and-able-by-athena-papadopoulos- at-mostyn-gallery/

Tank Magazine: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able.
Online – available at https://tankmagazine.com/tank/2020/04/athena-papadopoulos/

Studio Visit: Athena Papadopoulos.
Online – available at https://studiovisit.io/visit/athena-papadopoulos/

Art Daily: MOSTYN reopens with exhibition of works by Athena Papadopoulos.
Online – available at https://artdaily.cc/news/127408/MOSTYN-reopens-with-exhibition-of-works- by-Athena-Papadopoulos#.X7Ud_y-l2jS

The Double Negative : Culture Diary – On our Radar, 04 September 2020, by Mike Pinnington
Online – available at http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2020/09/culture-diary-on-our-radar/

Kiki Kogelnik: Riot of Objects / Athena Papadopoulos: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able @ MOSTYN Gallery, Llandudno 

In 1961, Austrian Kiki Kogelnik left behind the Viennese avant-garde scene, trading it for Santa Monica. In the US, she was influenced by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Rauschenberg and Claes Oldenburg. Responding to this male-dominated world, she introduced feminism and criticality to the already fertile ground of mass media and consumer culture, becoming an interesting (and underexposed) outlier of pop art in the process. This MOSTYN Gallery show is the first in the UK to focus solely on her ceramics output. Dovetailing nicely is a new body of work from Canadian artist Athena Papadopoulos, which questions traditional binary perceptions of gender and sexuality.

The World of Interiors: Exhibitions to see, Print, September 2020

Coast: 10 Inspiring Galleries by the Sea. Print, October 2020

Shire Magazine: Contemporary Art at MOSTYN. Print (May/June 2020).

Shire Magazine: Exhibitions at MOSTYN Gallery. Print (September/October 2020).

Welsh Coastal Life: Diary: What is happening on and around the Welsh Coast. Print (April 2020).

North Wales Magazine: The Great days Out. Print (August 2020).

North Wales Pioneer: Athena Papadopoulos’ Cain and Abel Can’t and Able at MOSTYN gallery in Llandudno, 31 July 2020, by Duncan Rieder
Online – available at https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18620000.athena-papadopoulos- cain-abel-cant-ableat-mostyn-gallery-llandudno/

Rhyl, Prestatyn & Abergele Magazine: Athena Papadopoulos’ Cain and Abel Can’t and Able at MOSTYN gallery in Llandudno.
Online – available at https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/18620001.athena-papadopoulos-cain- abel-cant-ableat-mostyn-gallery-llandudno/

Athena Papadopoulos, Cain and Abel Can't and Able, 2020. Installation view at MOSTYN, Wales UK. Picture: Mark Blower.

York Press: Athena Papadopoulos’ Cain and Abel Can’t and Able at MOSTYN gallery in Llandudno. Online – available at https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/leisure/showbiz/18620000.athena- papadopoulos-cain-abel-cant-ableat-mostyn-gallery-llandudno/?ref=rss

Athena Papadopoulos, Cain and Abel Can't and Able, 2020. Installation view at MOSTYN, Wales UK. Picture: Mark Blower.

Cura magazine: Athena Papadopoulos

Drawing from the biblical story of Cain and Able, Papadopoulos reflects on her own personal experiences of sibling rivalry and competition within romantic relationships but also, crucially, the struggle between good and evil.

Apollo magazine: Kiki Kogelnik

Kiki Kogelnik: Riot of Objects

MOSTYN, LlandudnoUntitled (Sea Monster) (detail; c. 1974), Kiki Kogelnik.

Untitled (Sea Monster) (detail; c. 1974), Kiki Kogelnik. Courtesy Kiki Kogelnik Foundation

After moving to New York in the early 1960s, the Austrian-born artist emerged as one of the few women associated with the Pop art movement. She is perhaps best known for her series of Hangings: life-size tracings, cut-outs and paintings of human figures. But from 1974 ceramics became a key part of her practice. This is the first UK exhibition to focus on her work in this medium, by turns fantastical and darkly comic.

Widewalls: Riot of Objects – Kiki Kogelnik’s Ceramics On Show at MOSTYN, 17 August 2020, by Elena Martinique

Online – available at https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/kiki-kogelnik-ceramics-exhibition-mostyn

 BBC Radio Wales Art Show, Friday 14 August 2020, interview with Alfredo Cramerotti

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000ln31 (from 1:10mins)

The Telegraph newspaper, 21 August 2020, by David Atkinson

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