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Alfredo Cramerotti’s Lecture at KONSTFACK Stockholm. Aesthetic Journalism: the uncertain domains of information, communication and aesthetics

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 3, 2017

Alfredo Cramerotti
Aesthetic Journalism: the uncertain domains of information, communication and aesthetics

Friday 3 February 2017, 13:00

Konstfack Research Week 2017, 30 January – 3 February
Konstfack, 126 27 Stockholm
www.konstfack.se

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Aesthetic Journalism is not about delivering information; “journalistic art” is preoccupied with this, and I am not preoccupied with the artist-as-journalist. What I care about – seeing it from a certain distance – is a cultural practice that weaves together the criteria of journalism and art, questioning and possibly reversing the tradition of both fields. An activity – either produced by artists or journalists or technologists – that queries the realm of fiction as the site of imagination, and that of journalism as a site for reality. This brings me to issue an invitation to embrace a notion of information, communication and aesthetics which includes the artistic treatment of reality; because ultimately, we start to get closer to the core of the matter (ourselves included) when we make our reality not a given, irreversible fact, but a possibility among many others.
Konstfack Research Week is an annual event highlighting and discussing research practices at Konstfack and research perspectives related to Art, Craft, Design, Interior Architecture, Visual Communication and Visual Studies and Art Education, in Sweden and internationally.

The programme includes presentations of on-going research at Konstfack as well as related perspectives from invited Swedish and international guests. It combines presentations, lectures discussions and workshops and targets Master and PhD students, researchers and faculty members at Konstfack, as well as a wider public interested in these issues.

Konstfack Research Week is organized through Konstfack Board of Education and Research (UFN) and coordinated by Magnus Ericson.

Hyperimage: Towards a Theory of Expanded Photography – paper presentation at UCL conference

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on September 9, 2016

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Image courtesy: Jeff Guess

Photography in Academic Research international conference at UCL Heritage Studies, in collaboration with RAI (Royal Anthropological Institute) and Birkbeck, Department of Politics, London, UK, 8-9 Sept 2016

ALFREDO CRAMEROTTI (MOSTYN and eCPR European Centre for Photography Research, University of South Wales) presents a paper on Hyperimage: Towards a Theory of Expanded Photography

Friday 9 September 12:30, Room B10

We are all implicated in photography whether we like it or not. Whether we associate this visual language with a precise function or use it to shape ourselves as individuals and communities, we trade our existence in images. We refer to images and image-making in social, political and cultural act.

The established categories in which photography was once subdivided, practiced, understood and discussed have been reconfigured. It’s as though our society has freed image-making from previously articulated specific applications, blurring the boundaries between genres and functions, and rendering the photographic image as a free-floating subject on its own, detached from any relation specific to its origins; what we may term as “hyperimage’.

#photographypluscontext

#hyperimage

#expandedphotography

Festival of Journalism and Art: Panel Discussion

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

London College of Communication

Tuesday 12 July 2016 at 16:00, Lecture Theatre A

 

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Image © Edmund Black

Festival of Journalism and Art: Panel Discussion

Fotogiornalismi. Nuove tendenze del giornalismo fotografico

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 24, 2016

CAMERA Centro Italiano per la Fotografia

giovedì 25 febbraio 2016 h 19:00

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CAMERA ospita nel Gymnasium un programma di incontri aperti al pubblico con protagonisti nazionali e internazionali del mondo della fotografia e della cultura. Un nuovo spazio di confronto, dibattito e sperimentazione culturale.

Fotogiornalismi. Nuove tendenze del giornalismo fotografico.

Negli ultimi anni il fotogiornalismo ha subito trasformazioni radicali, sia come esito di tensioni interne sia in risposta alle mutazioni del sistema circostante. Sono cambiate la forma e la modalità di lavoro delle agenzie. La fotografia giornalistica si è combinata con la ricerca dell’arte contemporanea, occupando i contesti di gallerie e musei. I testimoni di grandi eventi ne hanno ripreso direttamente alcune immagini attraverso i propri telefoni cellulari, diffondendole immediatamente in rete e dando vita al cosiddetto citizen journalism. Sono questi fondamentali mutamenti l’oggetto di questo incontro, che ne rileva le caratteristiche e gli effetti principali attraverso le voci di tre protagonisti del settore.

Intervengono
Alfredo Cramerotti, Curatore e Direttore MOSTYN Gallery
Roberto Koch, Fondatore e Direttore di Contrasto
Clement Saccomani, Direttore di Noor

Il programma è realizzato con il supporto di LogoBW

CAMERA

Centro Italiano per la Fotografia

Via delle Rosine 18, 10123 Torino

+39.011.0881150, camera@camera.to

Ingresso3€ – Omaggio per i visitatori della mostra nella data dell’incontro

 

 

 

 

Curatorial Research: Alfredo Cramerotti on Aesthetic Journalism @ MFA Curating Goldsmiths (University of London)

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 6, 2014

Curatorial Research: Lecture & Workshop on Aesthetic Journalism by Alfredo Cramerotti
MFA Curating Goldsmiths (University of London)

Wednesday 8 October 2014

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Conversation on investigative research methodologies in contemporary art practice, and the idea of Aesthetic Journalism in specific relation to artistic/curatorial research and Fact/Fiction in contemporary art.

Organised by Aaron Juneau and Simon Sheikh / MFA Curating Goldsmiths (University of London)

MEDIA, REVOLT AND CRITICISM: Encounter of 3rd degree between art and media

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 28, 2012

November 2, 2012

Auditorium of the SCHOOL OF MEDIA ART, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Schools of Visual Arts, Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 Copenhagen, Denmark

Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN, Wales’ Contemporary art Centre and writer of the book Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform without Informing on how the artist can find ways not only to ‘import’ journalism into art, but also re-insert an artistic approach into the information industry.

Alfredo will reflect on the concept of public opinion. Does it work as an aggregate and is it open to critical understanding?

Further contributions by Jasmina Metwaly artist and member of Mosireen collective in Cairo, and Truls Lie, documentary filmmaker, editor-in-chief of DOX European Documentary Magazine and a film critic at Le Monde Diplomatique, Scandinavian edition. Final discussion
lead by the hosts: Carsten Juhl, Head of Department for Art and Theory and Tijana Mišković, Academic Research Project Coordinator.

About the seminar MEDIA, REVOLT AND CRITICISM: Globally we are being confronted with new encounters between visual art and information practices. In urgent and tense situations like the Arab Spring the moving images become important means of communication, especially because of their manipulative nature.

This seminar is the 2nd part of Arab Spring art seminar at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, that started in October 2011. The next seminar will take place December 14, 2012 including presentations by: Seamus Kealy, museum director at The Model, Aida Eltorie from Finding Projects Association and visual artist Rabih Mroue.

For more information, please send an email to:
tijana.miskovic@kunstakademiet.dk

 

Alfredo Cramerotti: curating across disciplines

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 16, 2012

Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of Mostyn, Wales, and next co-curator of the Wales in Venice Pavilion 2013 will give a talk about his curatorial work across different disciplines, and will revisit his endeavour of art & media curating for Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art which took place in the region of Murcia, Spain, in 2010.

2pm, Tuesday 16 October 2012

H6, Rathmell Building,
Caerleon Campus
Newport
NP18 3QT

Alfredo Cramerotti is a writer, curator and artist based in the UK.  His cultural practice explores the relationship between reality and representation across a variety of media and collaborations such as TV, radio, publishing, internet, media festivals, photography, writing and exhibition curating.  Cramerotti is Director of Mostyn, the leading publicly funded contemporary art gallery in Wales, and was co-curator of Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art (2009-2010) and Senior Curator, QUAD Derby (2008-2011).  He co-directs AGM Culture, roaming curatorial agency; CPS Chamber of Public Secrets, media and art production unit and is Visiting Lecturer in various European universities among others NTU Nottingham Trent University, University of Westminster and DAI Dutch Arts Institute. Cramerotti is also Editor of the Critical Photography book series by Intellect Books, and his own recent publications include Aesthetic Journalism: How to inform without informing (2009) and Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness (2010).

franzmagazine: Alfredo Cramerotti e ciò che tutti sanno ma di cui nessuno parla (Italian)

Posted in shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on May 27, 2012

Video interview for franz magazine, Italy

 

‘Expanding Everything’ video trailer @ MUSEION & University of Bolzano/Bozen

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on May 6, 2012

Expanding Everything

Khaled Ramadan / Alfredo Cramerotti

10/05/12

Freie Universität Bozen, Universitätsplatz 1, Bozen, Hörsaal C 2.06, 20.00 Uhr

(In Italian and in English language)

The session will revolve around the idea of expanding curatorial and artistic activities beyond the environment of art. In particular, it will look into the possibility of creating other ‘spaces’, however risky and limited in time and scope, in order to challenge the ‘safe’ fencing of artistic practices within the (global) art circuit, and will present a number of cases in which CPS pushed these boundaries.

CPS Chamber of Public secrets is an independent production and curatorial unit which since 2004 adopts mass communication methodology within/through art, at the same time sparking critical debate around ideas of aesthetic journalism, expanded photography, re/presentation, political fictions and other issues. Khaled Ramadan and Alfredo Cramerotti are the two leading exponents of CPS.

Alfredo Cramerotti is a writer, curator and artist based in the UK. He is Director at MOSTYN art gallery (Wales). His cultural practice explores the relationship between reality and representation across a variety of media and collaborations such as tV, radio, publishing, internet, media festivals, photography, writing and exhibition curating. He is Research Scholar at the European Centre for Photography Research, University of Wales, Newport, Visiting Lecturer in various European Universities and Editor of the Critical Photography book series by Intellect Books. His own publications include the book Aesthetic Journalism: How to inform without informing (2009) and Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness (2010).
Khaled Ramadan is an archivist, curator and cultural writer, documentary film- maker. Ramadan is born in Beirut, he lives and works in northern Europe and the Middle east. His fields of specialties are the history of alternative aesthetics and constructed media, experimental documentary and media research. Ramadan has published several scientific documentaries, theoretical texts and books, the latest was about the changing Egyptian political scene.

Museion link here

Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing @ Corner College, Zurich, Switzerland

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 4, 2012

Lecture
Aesthetic Journalism
How to Inform Without Informing
Alfredo Cramerotti

04.05.2012
20,00 Uhr

Italian writer, curator and artist Alfredo Cramerotti will give an introduction in his book “Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing”. Recognising the “blurring of margins between artistic and information practices” as a main feature in contemporary culture, Cramerotti sets out the Who, What, Where, When and How, and Why of Aesthetic Journalism.

Cramerotti identifies this “’investigative approach” in contemporary art and photography as the use of fieldwork, reportage, interviews, document analysis, graphic mapping and information distribution. He cites a number of artists who employ these strategies: Hans Haacke, Martha Rosler, Lukas Einsele, Laura Horelli, Renzo Martens, Alfredo Jaar, Renée Green, The Atlas Group/Walid Raad and Bruno Serralongue. For Cramerotti, Aesthetic Journalism implies the critical use of documentary techniques and journalistic methods where the medium itself undergoes questioning. He posits that aesthetics, understood as a “process in which we open up our sensibility to the diversity of the forms of nature (and manmade environment)” can open up the mechanisms of art and media to expose the limitations of photojournalism, documentation and the ethics of representation. In doing so, Aesthetic Journalism renders productive readings of reality, information, fact, fiction and objectivity.

The concepts outlined in the book have been a key tool in the development of the Chamber of Public Secrets’ curatorial approach for the 8th edition of Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art: Manifesta 8 taking place in the region of Murcia, Spain.

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