alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

IDEAL-TYPES [Chapter 2]

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] 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

 

Invitation Card

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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IDEAL-TYPES

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on January 24, 2018

An exhibition at HE.RO [Maurits Hertzberger and Gabriel Rolt], Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Exhibition Dates: 27 January 2017 – 31 March 2018

Formulated by Alfredo Cramerotti, with additional input by Elsa Barbieri on behalf of Art Contemporary, Partnership.

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Exhibition Launch Evening: Saturday 27 January 2018 from 17.00 hrs

With performances by:

Tomoko Mukaiyama

Gernot Wieland

 

See full exhibition details here.

 

HE.RO

BEITELKADE 4, 1021 KG AMSTERDAM

THE NETHERLANDS

OFFICE@HERO-GALLERY.COM

WWW.HERO-GALLERY.COM

 

HYPERIMAGING!—Gjon Mili 2017: Award Exhibition/ 15 Edition

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 12, 2017

HYPERIMAGING!

Gjon Mili 2017: Award Exhibition/ 15 Edition

The opening ceremony will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 20:00th at The National Gallery of Kosovo

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HYPERIMAGING! IMAGES IN AND OUT OUR SCREENS – Artists and opening ceremony announced

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on September 22, 2017

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF KOSOVO HAS THE PLEASURE TO INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE OPENING OF GJON MILI 2017 AWARD EXHIBITION/15TH EDITION

HYPERIMAGING! Images in and out of our screens

13.10. 2017-13.11. 2017

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

 

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The opening ceremony will take place on Friday October 13th, 2017 at 20:00H at the National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina.

Participating artists:

Have it / Margo Wolowiec / Anne De Vries / Erica Scourti / Clare Strand / Jeff Guess / Eliza Hoxha / Alice Pedroletti / Christopher Meerdo / Oskar Schmidt / Brilant Pireva / Kushtrim Asllani / Jordan Tate / Dardan Zhegrova / Sadi Suhodolli (TADI) / Thomson&Craighead / Eva&Franco Mattes / Thomas Galler / Claudia Sola

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti / Assistant curator: Atdhe Mulla / Artistic Liaison: Alexis Brocchi.

More info:

http://www.aicauk.org/2017/09/18/hyperimaging-images-in-and-out-our-screens/

Image: So Like You, 2013-15. Courtesy Erica Scourti

Press coverage for the Pavilion of Mauritius at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Italy

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 14, 2016

My Art Guides

by Michele Perna

30 March 2015

 

Artribune

by Ginevra Bria

4 May 2015

 

 

Undo.net [extract]

by Alice Pedroletti

06 May 2015

 

 

Safina Radio Project

by Anabelle De Gersigny 

8 May 2015

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Live link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/u2apyvjbbtatwjj/Mauritius%208%20May%201.mp3?dl=0

 

Artsy.com

by Julie Baumgardner

08 May 2015

 

 

ArtReview online exclusive

09 May 2015

 

All The Word’s Futures national participations video channel: Mauritius

by Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia

22 May 2015

or

http://www.labiennale.org/it/mediacenter/video/56-36.htmlor

 

Undo.net [OTHER NARRATIVES: Conversazioni sui confini dell’arte] / Tonic Magazine [NARRATIVAS DE LA OTREDAD. Conversaciones sobre los confines en el arte]

by Claudia Antelli, Vittoria Pavesi and  Roberta Garieri

14 June 2015

or

http://1995-2015.undo.net/it/videopool/1434287507#

 

Google Cultural Institute: The 56th International Art Exhibition online

by Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia and John Prime (text editor)

21 Oct 2015

Google Cult Inst

Live link: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit/from-one-citizen-you-gather-an-idea/8gLSK0_2Xf4iKg?projectId=la-biennale-di-venezia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOSTYN new exhibition season opening: Open 19 + We’ve Got Mail II

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 13, 2015

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I am pleased to announce the opening of MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions, on FRIDAY 13 March 2015

 

MOSTYN Open 19

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38 artists selected from open call submission.
The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced on the night.

Participating artists for MOSTYN Open 19 are Caroline Allen, Mark Beldan, Hannah Birkett, Jorge Lizalde Cano, Ciriaca + Erre, Briony Clarke, Teresa Cos, Maria Ana Vasco Costa, Fiona Curran, Peter Doubleday, Mark Doyle, Alex Duncan, Catrin Llwyd, Rosie Farey, Carlos Noronha Feio, Rebecca Gould, Shreepad Joglekar, Gethin Wyn Jones, Justyna Kabala, Debbie Locke & Sara Dudman, Robert Lye, McGilvary/White, Lindsey Mendick, Fay Nicolson, Timea Anita Oravecz, David Paddy, Simon Parish, Alice Pedroletti, Jonathan Phillips, Susan Phillips, Serena Porrati, Steph Shipley, Tim Simmons, Kristian Smith, Matthew Smith, Catrine Val, Dominic Watson, Ben Woodeson.

MOSTYN Open 19 has been selected by Claire Norcross, Designer; Philip Hughes, Director of Ruthin Craft Centre; Marinella Senatore, Artist; Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator of MOSTYN; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN and you, the visiting audience, for the People’s Choice.

 

WE’VE GOT MAIL II
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The fourth in a series that examines the MOSTYN building’s rich heritage, We’ve Got Mail II continues the gallery’s response to its former use as a postal sorting office. In 2014 We’ve Got Mail I presented a history of the Royal Mail alongside artworks by contemporary artists. This second show looks specifically at the history of the postcard in the town of Llandudno and presents a selection of classic examples of the use of the postcard in the visual arts.

Artists: Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle, Robert Filliou, Richard Hamilton, Lawrence Weiner

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