alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Friday | 12 May No Way Out. Notes on the Philosophical Implications of the Concept of Anthropocene with Franco “Bifo” Berardi in conversation with Sandro Carniel (CNR – ISMAR)

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 11, 2017

Friday | 12 May 2017

5pm

No Way Out. Notes on the Philosophical Implications of the Concept of Anthropocene with Franco “Bifo” Berardi in conversation with Sandro Carniel (CNR – ISMAR). Introduced and moderated by Alfredo Cramerotti.

Palazzina Canonica
Riva dei Sette Martiri, 1364
Vaporetto Giardini

See full schedule below

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Friday | 12 May My Art Guides Venice Meeting Point “An Ocean Archive” Symposium

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 11, 2017

Friday | 12 May 2017

3pm

My Art Guides Venice Meeting Point “An Ocean Archive” Symposium 

NAVY OFFICER’S CLUB
ARSENALE, VENICE

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Thursday | 11 May Lost Identities Cristina Cattaneo (Labanof) with Prefetto Vittorio Piscitelli (Commissario Straordinario per le Persone Scomparse)

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 10, 2017

Thursday | 11 May 2017

3:30pm

Lost Identities Cristina Cattaneo (Labanof) with Prefetto Vittorio Piscitelli (Commissario Straordinario per le Persone Scomparse). Introduced and moderated by Alfredo Cramerotti
Palazzina Canonica
Riva dei Sette Martiri, 1364
Vaporetto Giardini

See full schedule below

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Thursday | 11 May Leviathan: A Beginning. Shezad Dawood in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 10, 2017

Thursday | 11 May 2017

2pm

Leviathan: A Beginning. Shezad Dawood in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti

Palazzina Canonica
Riva dei Sette Martiri, 1364
Vaporetto Giardini

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Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle (production stills), 2017. HD video. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions.

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

 

Shezad Dawood | Leviathan

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 1, 2017

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Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle (production stills), 2017. HD video. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions.

May 7–September 24, 2017

Shezad Dawood
Leviathan
An episodic narrative

Palazzina Canonica
Riva dei Sette Martiri 1364A, Castello
30122 Venice
Italy
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm

Fortuny Factory
Giudecca 805
30133 Venice
Italy
Hours: Monday–Friday 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm

An exhibition of a new and ambitious body of work by artist Shezad Dawood will open in May 2017 to coincide with the 57th Venice Biennale. The show will mark the launch of Leviathan, a ten-part film cycle conceived and directed by the artist that will unfold over the next three years. Leviathan is also being released as a series of written fictions. Episode 1 is available to read at www.leviathan-cycle.com.

The first two episodes of the film will be presented alongside a new series of textile and sculptural works in the newly-restored Palazzina Canonica, the former headquarters of the Institute of Marine Sciences in Venice, which is opening to the public for the first time since the 1970’s. The two-part exhibition will also feature a site-specific intervention in the Fortuny Factory in the island of Giudecca.

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Leviathan is being presented by the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR) and Fortuny in Venice. Following the launch in May, the project will embark on a three-year UK and international tour, culminating in a final presentation of all ten episodes in 2020.

Leviathan is set in an imaginary future whose inhabitants are the survivors of a cataclysmic solar event. Each episode is told from the point of view of a different character and follows them as they drift across Europe, Asia and North Africa, encountering a series of idiosyncratic communities. Filming locations include the Institute of Marine Sciences’ oceanographic platform in the Adriatic Sea, the Natural History Museum in London and an abandoned island in the Venetian lagoon.

In dialogue with a wide range of marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists, neurologists and trauma specialists, Dawood has been exploring some key fault lines of the present and their possible interconnections. Taking a global and collective approach, Leviathan is a reflection on where we could be if a deeper understanding of trauma and climate erosion is not found, looking at what is not only a humanitarian crisis, but a wider crisis within our biosphere.

The new series of textile paintings has been developed in dialogue with the renowned textile manufacturer Fortuny, and will incorporate several of their hand-made fabrics. Dawood has furthermore been working closely with the Labanof in Milan, an institute that conducts research on personal effects lost by migrants during sea crossings to Lampedusa, in order to help families identify missing relatives. A series of artefacts and objects from the Labanof archive will provide the visual references for the new textile works.

The paintings will be installed in the library of the Palazzina Canonica, as well as in the showroom of the Fortuny factory in the Giudecca, established in 1919 and still operational today. In addition, a large-scale outdoor neon work titled Island Pattern, developed especially for the Fortuny Factory, will be unveiled within the garden façade of the building.

The exhibition in Venice will be accompanied by a lively public programme that will bring together specialists involved in the project for a series of informal discussions akin to the philosophical “agora” in Ancient Greece. These discussions will also be available in digital form through the project’s web platform, creating an archive aimed at scientists, researchers, students and the general public. In addition, a special film programme curated by Shezad Dawood in collaboration with streaming platform MUBI will run throughout the duration of the exhibition, with free film screenings taking place at the Palazzina Canonica.

The third film episode will be released in September 2017 and incorporated into the exhibition. Subsequent episodes will be co-commissioned and presented in partnership with a series of international venues, culminating in the presentation of all ten episodes in 2020.

The project is being developed with the support of Timothy Taylor, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, CREAM – University of Westminster, University of Salford Art Collection with support from The Contemporary Art Society and a circle of private patrons.

Acts of Appearance – Photographic Exhibition launch and talk at MutalArt / APT HQ, London, UK

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on April 25, 2017
  • Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6pm

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Alfredo Cramerotti: Hyperimaging! European Centre for Photography Research, University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on April 25, 2017

 

  • Wednesday 26 April 2017, 2pm

Presentation of the “Hyperimage” body of research concept in relation to the concept of the forthcoming exhibition at the National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina, October 2017.

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Image from expandedphoto.com

We refer to images, or the act of creating images, to act socially, politically and even privately. As a consequence of the digital age of photography, the way we are involved in image making is continuous: we can confer it a specific professional or artistic function, or embed it in they way we shape our existence.

When digital images are imposing themselves as a visual translation of the self, the understanding of photography is striving to go away from standard representational practices. Images compose a visual timeline, comparable to a textual linear narrative, where the grammar is made of our shopping lists, chats, social media’s comments or work emails.

Although these images are not coherent when considered together and are produced for different reasons, they become knowledge ‘chunks’ that visually translate different contexts into what we wish others to think of us. They can therefore be understood as a pictorial alphabet, where the possibilities of communicating are infinite and universal, freed from constraints related to textual translation. The result is a flow of visual forms and meanings that are interchangeable, independently from the situations in which they were generated and consumed.

 


The exhibition is conceived as a chapter from the larger Hyperimage research led by Alfredo Cramerotti, Curator of the 2017 Gjon Mili Biennial & Award. It draws on further research by Hannah Conroy and Valentina Bonizzi, Curatorial Consultants. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with an expanded critical text written by Alfredo Cramerotti, Hannah Conroy and Valentina Bonizzi.

 

Curating and Social Change: Talks and workshops by Alfredo Cramerotti at British Council Hong Kong and Connecting Spaces / University of Zurich Hong Kong

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 25, 2017
  • Wednesday 29 March 2017, 10am

BRITISH COUNCIL Arts & Creative Industries Team

Boardroom, 7F, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Alfredo Cramerotti will give a presentation of MOSTYN’s artistic programme approach for / as social change, and of other relevant curatorial projects. Examples include co-curating the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennial, 2015 (centred on climate change, sustainable development and the anthropocene concept applied to everyday life), and co-curating Manifesta 8 the European contemporary art biennial, Region of Murcia, Spain, 2010 (centred on artistic production through mass media outlets i.e. TV, radio, Internet, newspapers, in order to facilitate a ‘perception shift’ of what and how art can occupy different types of space and effect social impact / change).

  • Wednesday 29 March 2017, 3pm

Connecting Space Hong Kong / Zurich University of the Arts, Postgraduate Programme in Curating / Bootes Ltd

Fort Street 18-20, Wah Kin Mansion, North Point, Hong Kong

Alfredo Cramerotti will give a presentation of MOSTYN’s institutional approach for curating at the International Curatorial Workshop “Curating and Social Change” organised by the University of Zurich in partnership with Connecting Space Hong Kong, Bootes Ltd, and the Postgraduate Programme in Curating, Center of Further Education, Zurich University of the Arts. The talk will focus on the work done in MOSTYN for the audience development initiative – the History Series.  The starting point was an exploration of the connections between contemporary art and the history of the building and of the town of Llandudno; turning the usual curatorial process of creating exhibitions on its head, MOSTYN invited its audience to actively provide their stories behind the former uses of the building and its changing status over the course of the 20th Century. The aim of the project was not to come out with exhibitions and educational programmes that were “good for them” but to actually listen to the local environment and then create exhibitions and learning activities with in-built social relevance through the work of contemporary artists.

The overall focus of the visit to Hong Kong is on how arts can create social impact / social change, using findings and insights gathered from meetings the local institutions and their relevant counterparts:
– Mapping the current curatorial practices in the UK compared to what one can observe from meetings and visits in Hong Kong
– Opportunities and challenges in Hong Kong in relation to applying contemporary arts to achieve social change / impact
– Evaluation, Measurement and Impact role when making arts and / or sustain social change / impact , both in the UK and in Hong Kong.

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’.

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