alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Upcoming Exhibitions at MOSTYN

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 1, 2018
MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom
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Shezad Dawood Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben (production still) 2017 HD Video, 12’52”. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions

Shezad Dawood

Leviathan
3 March1 July 2018

Leviathan is an episodic narrative around notions of borders, mental health and marine welfare issues of foremost concern, resonating profoundly with both coastal locations and contemporary life.

A ten-part film cycle that will unfold over the next three years, the work draws connections between human activity and marine ecology. Three films have already been premiered in Venice, in conjunction with the 57th Art Biennale, with a fourth to be released in early September 2018.

In dialogue with a wide range of marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists, neurologists and trauma specialists, Leviathan explores interconnections between these fields of work and will be presented through sculpture, textiles, museum specimens, films, conversations and online resource material.

As part of the first iteration of Leviathan after its Venice debut, Dawood will also show a newly commissioned painting drawing upon this specific context, and work with community groups based on the coastal location asking questions about how these issues might come to evolve in a future 20 to 50 years from now, and what that future might look like.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, in dialogue with the artist.

 

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Mike Perry

Land / Sea
3 March1 July 2018

Mike Perry’s work engages with significant and pressing environmental issues, in particular the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment, and the fragility of the planet’s ecosystems.

This major new exhibition brings together recent bodies of work addressing how the natural biodiversity of landscapes and marine environments is undermined and made toxic by human neglect, agricultural mismanagement and the pursuit of short-term profit at the expense of long-term sustainability.

Combining conceptual aesthetics with a pressing concern for the marine environment, Perry’s images shed a different light on the health of the seascapes one might see in tourist brochures.

Môr Plastig (welsh for ‘Plastic Sea’) is an ongoing body of work that classifies objects washed up by the sea into groupings; bottles, shoes, grids, abstracts, and others. By using a high-resolution camera to capture the surface detail, the artist allows the viewer to ‘read’ markings and scars etched into the objects by the ocean over months and, in some cases, years. The viewer is intrigued and challenged by how a polluting object can be so aesthetically appealing.

In Perry’s words, “in addition to seeing these pieces as symbols of over-consumption and disregard for the environment, I also see them as evidence of the beauty and power of nature to sculpt our world”.

Land/Sea is originally produced by Ffotogallery, Cardiff, and curated by David Drake, Ffotogallery, and Ben Borthwick, Plymouth Arts Centre. The exhibition in MOSTYN has been developed in dialogue with Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, and Alfredo Cramerotti, Director. The accompanying publication includes contributions from the writers George Monbiot and Skye Sherwin.

 

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 Jonathan Monk, Picture Postcard Posted From Post Box Pictured, 2014.

In Addition

an exhibition of artist editions
3 March3 March 2018

Participating artists from March 2018:
Nina Beier, Sol Calero, Gabriele de Santis, Alek O., Jonathan Monk, and Marinella Senatore

 

We are pleased to present ‘In Addition’, a new edition series of works, by internationally renowned artists, available to purchase at an affordable price.
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.

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.

In Addition will be permanently installed as an exhibition in MOSTYN’s Gallery 2 from March 2018, and will change shape over time as editions are purchased and as further artists participate in the future.

In Addition has been curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN).

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A new Season of Exhibitions at MOSTYN

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 16, 2017

A New Season of Exhibitions at MOSTYN
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2017 – 6.30pm onwards

EVGENY ANTUFIEV

Organic resistance: body and knife, crossing the border

18 November 2017 – 18 February 2018

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The first UK solo exhibition by Russian born Antufiev, presents artefacts, ideas and stories collected from, or imagined by, local and mythological cultures from different parts of the world.

The exhibition is organised in partnership with Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia (Italy), where the artist had a major survey of his work in 2013 – the first one in Italy. The Maramotti Collection has continued to follow the research of the artist by acquiring new works over the last few years, and this exhibition will be the first time the works will be shown outside Europe.

This exhibition has been curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN, and will be presented alongside Miles of Creativity, an exhibition curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN.
See full exhibition description here.

 

MILES OF CREATIVITY 
18 November 2017 – 18 February 2018

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Featuring creatives:
Beacon Garage, Trish Bermingham, Lin Cummins, Wendy Dawson, Tim Dickinson, Glyn Ellis, Nick Elphick, Julia S. Greaves, Lizzie Hughes, Mark Hughes, Anna Jones, Richard Cynan Jones, Patrick Joseph, Judith Bond Cakes, Barry Morris, North Wales Vapour, Pea J. Restall, Miguel Roque, Mike Ryder, Alana Tyson, Alan Whitfield, Wild Horse Brewery, Emrys Williams, Gwyn Williams, Susan Williams, Sandra Wynne 

Miles of Creativity is a group exhibition that explores the creative act and its relationship to the town of Llandudno, and brings together work by artists and by creative people working in trades not traditionally shown in an art gallery.

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

See full exhibition description here.

 

Gallery 6
John Hedley
Natural Forms 
24 October – 28 January 2018
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Our series of solo exhibitions celebrating contemporary printmaking continues in Gallery 6 with Anglesey based John Hedley.

All prints are for sale framed or unframed, and the Collectorplan scheme allows you to buy unique pieces of contemporary art and craft over a period of 12 months interest free.

 

This exhibition has been curated by Barry Morris, Retail Manager, MOSTYN.

See full exhibition description here.

 

NEW SEASON at MOSTYN

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 4, 2017

MOSTYN Open 20


We are pleased to invite you and your guests to the opening of MOSTYN Open 20.

The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced.

FRIDAY 7 JULY 2017 – 6:30pm onwards

Everyone is welcome.

 

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EXHIBITION DATES

08/07/2017 – 05/11/2017

Selected artists:

Sarah Bernhardt, David Berweger, Rudi Bogaerts, John Bourne, Manuel Caldeira, Alex Edwards, Matteo Fato, Joe Fletcher Orr, David Garner, Mitchell Kehe, Eli Keszler, Ilona Kiss, Jadranka Kosorcic, Catherine Large, Alyona Larionova, Sophie Lee, Gal Leshem, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Oliver McConnie, Laura Malacart, Tom Milnes, Yelena Popova, Louise Short, Andrew Stooke, Tom Verity, Gernot Wieland, Driant Zeneli.

Selectors


Lydia Yee (Prif Guradur, Oriel Whitechapel, Llundain / Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery)

Chus Martínez (Curadur a Phennaeth Sefydliad Celf, FHNW, Academi Celf a Dylunio, Basel / Curator and Head of the Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel)

Alfredo Cramerotti (Cyfarwyddwr / Director, MOSTYN)

Adam Carr (Curadur y Rhaglen Celf Weledol / Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN).

 

A further prize of £1,000 – the Audience Award – is determined by the artist receiving the most votes from the visiting public during the exhibition’s run. So, come along and vote for your favourite work.

More Information Here

 Gallery 6


Sarah Ross-Thompson

The Quiet Landscape

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More Information Here

 

Coming Soon


 

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From our partners


NOVA

Biennial arts prize for Welsh visual artists 35 and under. 

FREE entry before 21st July 2017

Prizes and bursaries to win.

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Mladen Bizumic Kodak Employed 140,000 People. Instagram 13.

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 7, 2017

22 October – 5 February 2017

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Part of MOSTYN’s ongoing ‘Conversation Series’ the exhibition centres on the company Kodak, a primary point of exposure in Bizumic’s work, and pictures the transition from film-based photography to digital imaging.

Through photography and sculpture the work traces a timeline of Kodak’s development, from its founding in 1880 to its subsequent demise in 2012 when the company filed for bankruptcy. The history of photography and of technology’s progression and obsolescence, alongside a chronological parallel of corporate hubris, is captured by Bizumic. These issues act as a lens through which to consider much larger concepts – how the capturing of images, and the technology that enables this, influences not only aesthetic, social and economic relations, but also the resulting effects when they are replaced and taken out of the picture.

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Mladen Bizumic, 2016 installation at MOSTYN. Photo: Dewi Lloyd

Alfredo Cramerotti – Director, MOSTYN and Adam Carr – Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN talk about the latest in the ‘Conversation Series*’ of exhibitions, showing from 22nd October 2016 until 5th February 2017

 

NEW SEASON at MOSTYN: WAGSTAFF’S

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 16, 2017

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Dave Muller, This American’s Top 40 (2012) Part I, 2013. Acrylic on paper.
Trwy garedigrwydd yr artist a ‘The Approach’, London. Courtesy the artist and The Approach, London.

WAGSTAFF’S

18 February25 June 2017

Participating artists: Zarouhie Abdalian, Saâdane Afif, Cory Arcangel, John Baldessari, Simeon Barclay, Alex Bartsch, Jacqueline Bebb, Andrea Büttner, Anne Collier, Claire Fontaine, Mario García Torres, Charles Gershom, Rebecca Gould, Gareth Griffith, Scott King, Adam McEwen, Dave Muller, Fernando Ortega, Hannah Rickards, Torbjørn Rødland, Anri Sala, Fabrice Samyn, Santo Tolone
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Historical presentations relating to Wagstaff’s store and the town of Llandudno

WAGSTAFF’S takes as its point of departure a piano and musical instrument dealership of the same name that occupied the current MOSTYN building in the years prior to its being reinstated as an art gallery in the 1970s.

Originally based in Manchester, Wagstaff’s relocated to number 1 Vaughan Street in Llandudno in the early 1940s after the city store was demolished during World War II, and in 1946 it moved to number 12, site of MOSTYN, Wales today. The establishment of music shops such as Wagstaff’s in the late 19th century reflected the high regard in which music was held in terms of entertainment inside and outside the family home. Many of these shops have now gone out of business due to changes in both technology and family leisure pursuits.

WAGSTAFF’S considers the long-standing connection between music and art, and records an interpretation from today’s perspective. A number of the artists featured in the exhibition have previously appeared together in shows which have surveyed the linkage between the genre of music and the field of art. In this sense, the exhibition suggests some of music’s most embraced and debated facets; the cover version, the copy, and the culture of bootlegging.

The exhibition is presented within a format made up of four categories, taking inspiration from independent music record shops, which would categorise music by genre and which, along with musical instrument shops, have decreased in number. The categories are designed to give structure to the wide array of approaches and usages of music in the visual arts, many of which are presented in the exhibition. The format also allows opportunities for overlaps and mixes to be played out between the categories, and the artworks presented within.

This exhibition is part of MOSTYN’s History Series* which, since 2013, has examined the heritage of MOSTYN’s building, the town of Llandudno and links further afield. The series has presented historical artefacts and images alongside works by contemporary artists, thus forming a dialogue between past and present. This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr, (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN), with historical research by Jane Matthews (Engagement Manager/Research, MOSTYN) and Richard Cynan Jones (Operations and Facitilies/Research, MOSTYN).

Special Event:

WAGSTAFF’S Exhibition preview evening

A night of live music and contemporary art
17 February 2017, 6:30pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of WAGSTAFF’S, a new group exhibition based on the piano and musical instrument shop which occupied the MOSTYN building from the 1940s to the early 1980s.

Music, in partnership with CEG, from Magi Tudur (Welsh singer/songwriter) and Paul Green (contemporary folk singer/songwriter/guitarist) in our licensed bar and cafe.

It’s FREE and everyone is welcome!
After show event, with surprise guest entertainment, at 3rdSpace at Great Orme Brewery, Llandudno from 9pm.

MOSTYN OPEN 20 – Call for Submissions. PRIZE £10,000

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 8, 2017

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Call for submissions for the 20th anniversary edition of the MOSTYN Open contemporary art exhibition, to be shown from July 2017.

Deadline for Registration: 24th February 2017

Visit http://www.mostyn.org/mostynopen for full details, and to download the registration form.
Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions fully before registering.

Open 20 Prize: £10,000
Audience Award: £1,000

Selectors:
Lydia Yee, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Chus Martínez, Curator and Head of the Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel
Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN
Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN
And of course, the visiting public for the ‘Audience Award’.

MOSTYN Open 20 Call for submissions is now OPEN!

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on January 6, 2017

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MOSTYN Open 20

Call for submissions

 

MOSTYN, Wales UK is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the 20th anniversary edition of the MOSTYN Open contemporary art exhibition, to be shown from July 2017.

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 Prize of £10,000 awarded to a single artist or collective. In addition, the ‘Audience Award’ grants a prize of £1000 to those who receive the most votes from visitors during the exhibition.

The selectors for MOSTYN Open 20 are: Lydia Yee, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Chus Martínez, Curator and Head of the Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN; Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN. And of course, the visiting public for the ‘Audience Award’.

KEY DATES AND SUBMISSION PROCESS

6th January 2017 – MOSTYN Open 20 call opening date

24th February 2017 – Deadline for payment of £25 entry fee and receipt of completed registration form. Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions fully before registering. Once payment and registration form have been received by MOSTYN you will be sent a submission form. You will also be sent a registration number which you should include on all correspondence.

3rd March 2017 – Closing date for submission form together with images of artwork by email. Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions referring to submission of works.

26th – 30th June 2017 – Sending in artwork on successful selection

8th July – 5th November 2017 – exhibition dates

Registration Form
Terms and Conditions

Download and save a blank copy of the registration form to your computer by clicking on the link above; open the form from its saved location on the computer, enter your details, then save changes before sending us this completed version (NOTE: if your browser opens the form in another window instead of downloading it to your computer, please do not enter your details into the form yet as they will not be saved: click on the save/download icon in the new window to save the blank form to your computer first).

Press coverage for MOSTYN exhibitions: Diango Hernandez, Iwan Lewis and WAR II

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 10, 2016

 

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Diango Hernández in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti

1 July 2016

Download PDF: Conversation

 

 

Planet Magazine Issue 221

by Jen Loffman

1 June 2016

 

 

Contemporary Art Daily

Diango Hernández at Mostyn

5 May 2016

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Link: Diango Hernández at MOSTYN

 

 

Daily News: What’s On / Q&A

15 April 2016

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Daily News: What’s On / Q&A

1 April 2016

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21 March 2016

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Daily News: What’s On / Q&A

18 March 2016

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Arts Newsletter

by David Brown

March 2016

 

Arts Newsletter 2016 - 03 - March 2

 

Weekly News

25 February 2016

Link: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudno-exhibition-tells-story-father-10930386

 

MOUSSE

9 February 2016

Link: http://moussemagazine.it/diego-hernandez-war-ii-mostyn-2016/

 

 

CURA Magazine

3 February 2016

Link: http://curamagazine.com/tips/war-ii/

 

 

Culture24

by Kate McNab

4 January 2016

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ATP Diary – Interview with Adam Carr – WAR II, MOSTYN, Llandudno

by Matteo Mottin

30 December 2015

Link: http://atpdiary.com/adam-carr-war-ii-mostyn-exhibits/

 

 

Weekly News

9 December 2015

 

 

ITV News

by Ian Lang

7 December 2015

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Llandudno gallery celebrates its American GI history

An exhibition’s being launched to celebrate the role of a north Wales resort in hosting thousands of American service personnel in the Second World War.

The Mostyn building – now an art gallery – provided food and recreation for American troops living in Llandudno, a complete contrast to the building’s use as a drill hall in the First World War.

Watch Ian Lang‘s report:

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-12-07/llandudno-gallery-celebrates-its-american-gi-history/

 

NW Pioneer & Welsh Coastal Life

11 November 2015

 

 

The Seen Journal No.1

TIME ISLANDS AND SPACE ISLANDS: Diango Hernández in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti

01 October 2015

Download PDF: THE-SEEN-Issue-01-Diango-Hernandez-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 alcramer 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.

#MOSTYNnarrativedance

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).

#MOSTYNSchool / #HistorySeries

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 lin@mostyn.org.

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

www.mostyn.org

 

 

MOSTYN new exhibition season opening: Diango Hernández + WAR II + “&” + Iwan Lewis

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 12, 2015

MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary visual arts centre, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

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Image: Words to Sea (detail) by Diango Hernández 2015. Courtesy of Marlborough Contemporary, Alexander and Bonin, Galerie Barbara Thumm and Nicolas Krupp. Photo: Anne Pöhlmann

Diango Hernández
Time Islands and Space Islands
Galleries 2 & 3

One of the foremost conceptual artists from Central and South America working today, the Cuban-born, Düsseldorf-based artist’s work and sculptural constructions are directly related to his biography, upbringing and socialization. Born in 1970 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Hernández lived in the Caribbean island nation until 2003. He maintains his Cuban citizenship and still regularly visits the country. From 1988 to 1993, he studied industrial design in Havana. For Cuba, the dissolution of communism in Eastern Europe meant an end to economic subsidies and trading partners, resulting in severe shortages of material and consumer goods. These events had a profound effect on Hernández’s practice. Through experimentation and juxtaposition, he repurposed and transformed discarded, obsolescent debris into new objects and spatial installations. Since this time, found objects have formed a basis for his works, which are in turn frequently marked by the imaginary world of socialist ideology: the objects’ original purposes are lost as far as possible, whilst the half-life of their ideological re-packaging remains intact.

This exhibition at MOSTYN, comprising old and new works, draws on his past experience while growing up in Cuba but transfers those experiences to European and Western dimensions. The show includes, amongst others, Let us see if a million people can be silent, a full-scale, site-specific wall mural made of regular, diagrammatic waves, each one representing a font used to quote Fidel Castro; a series of fruit sculptures; a room installation; a series of works on canvas and offset printed paper; and Years, a fragile, six-meter-high construction of rusty steel—a partition of numbers, namely of the years 1959 to 2008, in descending order.

This exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN) and produced by MOSTYN. The exhibition is made possible with the additional support of Marlborough Contemporary, London and Federico Luger Gallery, Milan.

#diangohernandez / #timeislands / #mostyngallery

 

WAR II
Galleries 4 & 5

Artists in the exhibition:
Pierino Algieri, Ulla von Brandenburg, Vanessa Billy, Peter Coffin, Thomas Demand, Mario Garcia Torres, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Claire Fontaine, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Diango Hernández, Jon Kessler, Catrin Menai, Lydia Ourahmane, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Wilfredo Prieto, Mandla Reuter, Ron Terada, Sung Tieu, Gwyn Williams and Josh Whitaker, with over 100 artefacts, images and memorabilia telling the story of Llandudno and the surrounding area during WWII

WAR II is an exhibition that responds to the use of MOSTYN’s building during World War II, as well as to the town of Llandudno and the wider local area at this time. The exhibition is part of a sequence of shows titled “History Series,” which has been designed, in part, to explore the rich history and heritage of MOSTYN.

As a sequel to WAR I (MOSTYN, 2014), which focused on the building’s function as a drill hall during World War I, this new exhibition moves on to World War II and takes as its starting point the building’s use as a “Donut Dugout”—a space for food and recreation for American troops located in the town.

The exhibition will provide a guided yet open viewing narrative for the viewer, where each wall within the space will concentrate on a single theme broken into subsections. Some of the subjects addressed are the history of doughnuts, the Ministry of Food presence in Colwyn Bay, the Inland Revenue evacuees in Llandudno, local theatres, the Home Guard, espionage links and Snowdonia military aircraft crash sites.

Presented among the historical subject areas—each containing artefacts, documents and images—will be artworks by contemporary artists. Both components, the historical and the contemporary, will be placed together in close dialogue in such a way as to create unexpected links between the two. The selection of artworks deliberately eschews a grouping of works exclusively tied to World War II, or even to ideas of war and conflict. The intention is to create a framework through which to consider not only World War II and the local context in a new light, but also history and the backdrop of our present.

This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN) and co-curated by Jane Matthews (Engagement Manager/Research MOSTYN) with Richard Cynan Jones (Operations and Facilities/Research, MOSTYN), and produced by MOSTYN.

A full-colour publication will follow In December 2015.

#mostynwar / #HistorySeries / #mostyngallery

 

&
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& (pronounced “and”) is an exhibition exploring collaboration as a subject and concept for the projects on view and the exhibition overall. It has been brought together by GLITCH, MOSTYN’s collective of under-25-year-olds, which is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

& includes projects by the GLITCH group and also presents existing and previous collaborations that have occurred amongst the disciplines of art, design and fashion.

#mostynglitch / #oncollaboration / #mostyngallery

 

Uprisings: Iwan Lewis
Gallery 6

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. Three Uprisings occur each year. This, the last of 2015, is by Iwan Lewis.

Born in 1980 and a graduate from the London Royal College of Arts, Lewis works primarily in painting and installation. Drawing from a broad spectrum of cultural influences, Lewis’s landscape is often surreal yet diaristic, indulging in misreadings and failed languages.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN) and is accompanied by a full-colour booklet. Produced in collaboration with—and with the generous support of—CALL Cultural Action Llandudno C.I.C., Helfa Gelf Art Trail and the Esmee Fairbarn Foundation.

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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.

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