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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, Uncategorized 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, Uncategorized 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.

Recent Press |Spring 2019 at MOSTYN

Louisa Gagliardi: Under the Weather

Louisa Gagliardi,

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

My Art Guides | Louisa Gagliardi: Under the Weather
17.11.2018

 

Josephine Meckseper

Capture

ARTnews Today | Consumer Report: Josephine Meckaseper
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, Uncategorized 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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DEADLINE EXTENDED| MOSTYN Open 21: call for submissions

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized 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

MOSTYN Spring Exhibition Season

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

 

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Derek Boshier, Guadalupe Mountains, 2017. © the artist. Courtesy of Gazelli Art House.

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

Artists Talking: March 16, 2:30–3:30pm, Derek Boshier & S Mark Gubb will be in conversation with Chris Fite-Wassilak
Exhibition preview: March 16, 4–6pm

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

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MOSTYN, Wales UK is pleased to present two new exhibitions “In Conversation” by Los Angeles based Derek Boshier and Cardiff based S Mark Gubb.

The gallery’s ongoing “In Conversation” series brings together two solo exhibitions and presents the dialogue, collaboration or similarity in exploring themes that can occur between artists. This iteration, which stems from a chance introduction through a mutual friend between Derek Boshier and S Mark Gubb, takes the series a step further with Gubb co-curating the exhibition by Boshier in collaboration with MOSTYN Director, Alfredo Cramerotti.

Derek Boshier, who first came to prominence as part of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s, is also known for his work with cultural icons such as The Clash and David Bowie.

The exhibition includes a range of drawings, paintings, prints and videos, along with lesser-known photographic and sculptural works, and ephemera from the artist’s personal collection. Through this broad collection of works and artefacts, the exhibition reveals how Boshier’s creativity steps beyond the studio or gallery space. Containing works from the last four decades of the artist’s career, presented here is a never before seen portrait of an artist whose own work he has described as “art that’s political, not political art.”

The exhibition also includes works and archive photographs made in the 1970s when Boshier lived in the Welsh village of Llangadfan.

Taking Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting of the same name as a starting point and reference,The Last Judgement by S Mark Gubb includes a range of new and existing sculptural works exhibited as an installation.

The exhibition builds on Gubb’s long-standing use of popular culture and history in his work, along with his interest in historical paranoias, created by things such as The Cold War, and in our ability as individuals to influence the world around us, for better or for worse. As part of his research for The Last Judgement, Gubb revisited classic works from art history such as Goya’s “Black Paintings,” key works by Hieronymous Bosch and works by the acclaimed Welsh artist, Edgar Herbert Thomas, the latter a great-great uncle by marriage.

To accompany the season a combined catalogue, funded by the University of Worcester, will be produced containing a new essay by Jonathan Griffin.

Derek Boshier’s exhibition is thanks to generous support of Colwinston Charitable Trust and the assistance of Gazelli Art House, London. S Mark Gubb’s exhibition is supported by the Arts Council of Wales

www.mostyn.org/future-exhibitions

Alfredo Cramerotti: In and around and about contemporary art

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on February 12, 2019
Monday 11 February 2019
15:00 – 16:00

Alfredo Cramerotti: In and around and about contemporary art

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Nick Whitehead Theatre
Wrexham

Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, will talk about his career as a Curator, the current programme, including the Open 21 exhibition, and future plans for Wales’ foremost contemporary art gallery.

Alfredo Cramerotti is a cultural entrepreneur, writer, curator and broadcaster. Alfredo is the Director of MOSTYN Wales; Head Curator of APT Global–Artist Pension Trust; and Associate Curator of CCANW (Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World).

See more information and the programme’s full timetable here. 

 

MOSTYN Open 21 | Call for Submissions

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on February 5, 2019

MOSTYN open call

Deadline |  4 March 2019

MOSTYN, Wales UK is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the 21st anniversary edition of the MOSTYN Open contemporary art exhibition, to be shown from July 2019.

£10,000 Prize
Audience Award: £1,000                                                                                                                The NEW ‘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.

Confirmed selectors for MOSTYN Open 21:

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’.

For more details regarding key dates and submission process, please visit: https://www.mostyn.org/open21

AN INVISIBLE ENERGY DIVES AND PHENOMENA OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on January 29, 2019

PHANTOMOLOGY – THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT | AN INVISIBLE ENERGY DIVES AND PHENOMENA OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Friday 1st February 2019
CUBO, Bologna, Italy

Force Field

FORCE FIELD,  2016. | performance in collaboration with Paul Prudence. Image courtesy of Phantomology;  project curated by Marco Mancuso, Daniela Tozzi and Ilaria Bignotti
for the spaces of CUBO in Bologna.

Panel Discussion
Moderated by: Marco Mancuso and Ilaria Bignotti
With: Ugo La Pietra, Ariane Koek, Alfredo Cramerotti

“Fantomologia” is a term coined by Polish science fiction writer and philosopher Stanislaw Lem, in his essay “Summa Technologiae” of 1964. The theme dealt with is the role of man in relation to a vast and stratified universe, existing beyond of its physical and sensory limitations, differently intelligent and as such capable of creating or breaking down barriers of understanding and dialogue between different elements.

The curatorial project proposed by Marco Mancuso, Daniela Tozzi and Ilaria Bignotti for the spaces of CUBO Unipol, analyzes the concept of environment in a wide and complete way: the technological environment (the installation The Nemesis Machine of the media artist Room) and its comparison with the historical works (Immersioni – Caschi Sonori, Commutatore) by the artist Ugo La Pietra, the sub-atomic environment (the Force Field performance by the duo of science artist Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand), the architectural environment (the panel moderated by Daniela Tozzi with Bertram Niessen, Paolo Rigamonti and Salvatore Di Dio) and finally the phenomenological environment (the panel moderated by Marco Mancuso and Ilaria Bignotti with Ugo La Pietra, Ariane Koek and Alfredo Cramerotti)

The phenomenological environment is therefore addressed through the panel entitled “An invisible energy. Immersions and phenomena of contemporary art “, structured in turn as an ecosystem in which to share ideas and topics, a context that brings together artists and curators who for years have been exploring these issues in terms of production, research and market potential.

MOSTYN: End of year Exhibitions 2018

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on November 15, 2018

November 17, 2018–March 3, 2019

Opening: November 17, 4–6pm

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

 

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Josephine Meckseper

Galleries 4 & 5

One of the foremost female artists of her generation working today, German born and New York based artist Josephine Meckseper melds the aesthetic language of modernism with the formal language of commercial display, combining them with her own images and film footage of historical undercurrents and political protest movements. Throughout her installations and vitrines, by simultaneously exposing and encasing common signifiers, such as advertisements, and everyday objects, next to abstract paintings and sculptures she creates a window into the collective unconscious of our time.

At the core of the exhibition will be a mirrored vitrine, and a set of glass, acrylic sheeting and stainless steel sculptures, along with two dimensional and film work.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, and is supported by The Colwinston Charitable Trust. It is the first solo exhibition in Wales for the artist.

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Louisa Gagliardi
Under the Weather

Gallery 3

Switzerland born and Zurich based artist Louisa Gagliardi pulls apart the construction of an image, and of our society, in a digital age, while appearing to explore the codes and history of painting. Her works pose questions around ideas of figure and ground, flatness and depth. Working digitally initially—using a freehand digital illustration tool—her pieces are later seemingly translated into paintings. Although brushstrokes might seem apparent, her works are digitally printed, replacing paint for printing ink, canvas for PVC and traditional lacquer for a gel material—mediums that are perhaps more at home with the advertising industry than they are with weighty history of painting. As a whole, the appearance of her pieces is caught in a state between human and machine, reflecting the confused, surreal tone of much of the images and worlds she portrays.

Presenting both new and existing works, this exhibition places a spotlight on the defining factors of Gagliardi’s practice, which has also turned to the location of the gallery itself for inspiration. In various ways, the works explore the urban environment and the countryside, and the conflict that can arise between the two. Dissatisfaction and the inability to be content in the present moment are recurring themes distilled into representations of urban and natural settings.

This exhibition has been curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN, and is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia,

 

This exhibition has been curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN, and is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia,

Both exhibitions by Josephine Meckseper and Louisa Gagliardi are part of the Conversation Series, a sequence of two solo exhibitions at MOSTYN that brings together two solo exhibitions and presents the dialogue, collaboration or similarity in exploring themes that can occur between artists.

Both exhibitions by Josephine Meckseper and Louisa Gagliardi are part of the Conversation Series, a sequence of two solo exhibitions at MOSTYN that brings together two solo exhibitions and presents the dialogue, collaboration or similarity in exploring themes that can occur between artists.

In Addition

Participating artists from July 2018:
Nina Beier, Sol Calero, Shezad Dawood, Gabriele de Santis, Diango Hernández, Alek O., Jonathan Monk, Simon Dybbroe Møller and Marinella Senatore
Gallery 2

Each participating artist has produced work using paper and has been asked to reconsider the traditional model of producing an edition, where each version of a work is identical. Although appearing formally similar, each In Addition piece will offer deviations and nuances that set apart each edition as a unique work, thereby playing with ideas of the original, the copy and work made in series.

MOSTYN is a charity registered in the UK and proceeds from the sales of the editions will be invested back into the gallery’s exhibition and engagement programme.

This project has been curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN.

 

Please find more information here.

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