Curatorview [Alfredo Cramerotti]

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 Curatorview 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.

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