alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Alfredo Cramerotti: Alternative Mapping @ CRITICAL WAYS OF SEEING 2014, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 21, 2014

CRITICAL WAYS OF SEEING 2014

Visualizing Knowledge and the Digital: Tool, Politics, or Art?

21-22 May 2014

Goldsmiths (University of London)

New Cross, London SE14 6NW

 24 map population-map

Hosted by the Global Media & Transnational Communications Program and Radical Media Forum, Department of Media & Communications

Hashtag: #criticaleyes

 With Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde diplomatique/Visions cartographiques), Giulio Frigieri (The Guardian), Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN, Wales’ Contemporary Art Centre), Mushon Zer-Aviv and Galia Offri (Media Activists, Tel Aviv/New York), Stefano Cagol (Contemporary Artist, Italy), Davina Jackson (D-City Network, Australia), Sean Cubitt, Lorenzo Pizzani (Goldsmiths, UK), and Alex Gekker (Utrecht University, NL)

Organizers: Marianne Franklin, Elinor Carmi, and Paola Crespi

Venue: Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) and the New Academic Building (NAB), Goldsmiths

 

Thursday, 22 May

2-3.15pm: Alfredo Cramerotti

Alternative Mapping (RHB 137)

The session will explore our drive to ‘make sense’ of things we know and those we don’t. Starting from the very notion of curating as: organising / scouting / selecting / taking care of / making space for / creating links between, I have developed over the last couple of years a pinterest stream that attempts to ‘map the mapping’: http://www.pinterest.com/alcramer/alternative-mapping/. There are about 330 ‘alternative maps’ on this stream – from the downright bizarre obsession to the most thorough and scientific charting approach one can think of; from kitchen utensils to animal tracks. The session will open up a discussion about our drive to map, need to map, desire to map and, ultimately, what is mapping all about: has the map exceed (finally!) the territory? Has the mapping outgrown the mappable?

 

 

‘All That Fits’ exhibition – video introduction of Michael Takeo Magruder’s work

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on June 19, 2011

All That Fits: the Aesthetics of Journalism, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Simon Sheikh, includes the work ‘Insurance AES256 by Michael Takeo Magruder.

This is his video introduction to the work.

‘All That Fits’ exhibition – video introduction by Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on June 15, 2011

All That Fits: the Aesthetics of Journalism is an exhibition curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Simon Sheikh, exploring the complements and conflicts between art practice and journalism.

Exhibitions open at Derby QUAD from 28 May to 31 July 2011.

Nottingham Contemporary – The Geopolitical Turn: Art and the Contest of Globalisation / Evidence and imagination: the urgency of geopolitics and the necessity of geopoetics by Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on August 22, 2010

Talk for The Geopolitical Turn: Art and the Contest of Globalisation Conference 08 May 2010 at Nottingham Contemporary, UK.

What are the reference points for contemporary art in a global economy that creates enormous wealth as well as widening inequality? The opening conference explores the many strategies artists use to reveal the processes and human consequences of the globalised market economy.

Over the past five years Alfredo Cramerotti has written about the aesthetic merger of contemporary art and the news media. By adopting the ubiquitous tropes of interviews, graphic mapping, and Magnum style photography an increasing number of artists have borrowed from these visual languages to present their work into a context closely aligned with investigative journalism. Drawing from his recent book Aesthetic Journalism: How to inform without informing (2009, Intellect) and select works from Uneven Geographies, Cramerotti will be speaking about the growing overlap between global news media and contemporary art.

By addressing this topic Cramerotti will seek to answer a number of questions including: Does such an integration of art and journalism emancipate art from a closed sphere of discourse allowing it a more social and political dimension? Does the use of an investigative methodology within contemporary art practice shift an understanding of truth and subjectivity? By borrowing from forms of news media, what new modes of exhibition practice are artists, curators, and writers enabling to develop cultural relationships between the global relevance to local issues?

Audio of talk available at: nottinghamcontemporary.org/sites/default/files/Alfredo_Cramerotti.mp3

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