Curatorview [Alfredo Cramerotti]


Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview 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.


Exhibition Launch Evening: Saturday 27 January 2018 from 17.00 hrs

With performances by:

Tomoko Mukaiyama

Gernot Wieland


See full exhibition details here.








MOSTYN New Season: Ryan Gander, Bedwyr Williams, Jesse Wine and We’ve Got Mail

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on April 16, 2014


Ryan Gander: Chance Everything
Bedwyr Williams: Hotel 70°
18 April–6 July 2014

We’ve Got Mail
18 April–6 July 2014

Gallery 6: Uprisings
Jesse Wine: You Can’t Beat Nature
18 April–13 July 2014

Preview: Thursday 17 April, 6:30pm, all welcome

MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
Wales, UK

T +44 (0) 1492 879 201

MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary art gallery is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

Ryan Gander: Chance Everything
Bedwyr Williams: Hotel 70°
Two solo exhibitions in conversation*
18 April–6 July

Chance Everything by Ryan Gander presents both existing work and new pieces. Gander’s works are linked by a process of storytelling and by the manner in which they capture the spectator’s imagination.

Gander’s works in Chance Everything include, amongst other pieces, a cardigan made from the wool of feral goats living on a nearby headland and to be worn by the exhibition’s invigilators; a short television commercial to promote imagination in the British public as if commissioned by the British government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills; and a carbon copy of the artist’s watch. Following his unique approach to artmaking, his works in the exhibition point to a variety of references, from the history of art and design to aspects of everyday life, and from popular culture to his own biography.

Encompassing performance, sculpture, painting and video, North Wales-based Bedwyr Williams‘s practice is marked by his unique brand of humour that is informed, in part, by his upbringing in Wales. Drawing from his life experiences, Williams’s work, on the one hand, offers a sharp critique of our everyday world, and on the other, a relief and antidote to life’s pressures.

At the heart of Williams’s exhibition at MOSTYN is a full-scale re-creation of the top section of the iconicHotel 70°, which once stood high on a cliff overlooking the nearby town of Colwyn Bay. The hotel was noted for its peculiar architecture where everything from the carpets to the stairs followed the 70° and 110° angles of the building.

Also on view is a video piece and elements from the artist’s critically acclaimed exhibition The Starry Messengerwhich represented Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2013.

Bedwyr Williams’s exhibition has in part been supported by the Colwinston Trust.

*Both Ryan Gander’s and Bedwyr Williams’s exhibition are part of the Conversation Series at MOSTYN, a series of exhibitions bringing together two artists and two solo exhibitions in conversation, curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN) and produced by MOSTYN. The intention is to present the dialogue collaboration and similarity in exploring themes that occur between artists, and to make this visible on the stage of the exhibition.

#ryangander, #chanceeverything, #bedwyrwilliams, #hotel70, #mostyncymru
Press release: Ryan Gander / Bedwyr Williams

We’ve Got Mail
18 April–6 July

Participating artists: Robert Barry, Gabriele De Santis, Jan Dibbets, Ane Mette Hol, Jonathan Monk*,and Kirsten Pieroth

We’ve Got Mail is the second exhibition in a series that examines the history of MOSTYN and its building. This exhibition responds to the context in which it takes place, a former postal sorting office into which MOSTYN’s galleries were expanded in 2010.

We’ve Got Mail, of which there will be four exhibitions between now and 2017, will introduce some of the finest historical and recent examples of artists and artworks that have utilised postal mail, as well as original artifacts, documentation and ephemera from the gallery’s previous use as a Royal Mail sorting office.

A booklet accompanies the exhibition and features texts by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, and by MOSTYN’s Director Alfredo Cramerotti. It can be ordered by contacting

*On the occasion of this exhibition, Jonathan Monk has produced a new edition exclusively for MOSTYN. Titled Picture Post Card Posted From Post Box Pictured, it is part of a series of postcard pieces, which to date includes those made for venues in New York, London, Brussels and Paris. Each version of the edition depicts an image of the closest postbox to the gallery that it is produced for. After purchasing the postcard, the artist will write the address and message that the purchaser would like, together with his signature. The postcard will then be posted from the postbox pictured on the postcard, which in MOSTYN’s case is directly next door to the building.

To make a purchase, please contact

#wevegotmail, #mostyncymru
Press release: We’ve Got Mail

Gallery 6: Uprisings
Jesse Wine: You Can’t Beat Nature
18 April–13 July

Born in 1983, Jesse Wine’s work combines humour, biography and art history. While Wine’s work is multi-disciplinary, he often describes himself as a ceramicist. His recent work, mostly using clay, has an erudite take on the medium, using its history, its alliance with craft and its placement within the visual arts. His works reveal a fascination with the process of making, form and display. His exhibition at MOSTYN presents entirely new work.

Gallery 6 would not be possible without the generous support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
#gallery6, #uprisings, #mostyncymru
Press release: Jesse Wine

About MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales (UK) is the leading, publicly funded, contemporary art gallery in Wales and serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary life through international contemporary art and curatorial practice.

Through exhibitions, learning programme, lectures, symposia and publications, MOSTYN plays an active role in discussing contemporary culture in Wales, the UK and beyond.

To be kept up to date with MOSTYN’s new programme, please subscribe to our mailing list by

Bedwyr Williams’s short (delightful) interview with Dazed in the September 2013 issue

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on August 22, 2013

Bedwyr Williams: On Self-Portrait, Laughing

Dazed & Confused

1 September 2013

by Richard Gerstl



Developments in Conceptual Art: the relationship between Artwork and Audience

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on June 24, 2013

Developments in Conceptual Art: the relationship between Artwork and Audience

A symposium organised by North Wales Open Studios Network in partnership with MOSTYN| CYMRU| WALES


Date:          30.6.2013

Time:          11am-3pm

Venue:         MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan St, Llandudno, LL30 1AB

Speakers:   Aurelien Froment (artist), Bedwyr Williams (artist), Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN), Adam Carr (VIsual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN)



11am-12pm  Presentation by Adam Carr about the art historical background of the relationship between artwork and viewer and its growing status over time.

Carr’s presentation, titled “The Viewer and Conceptual Art & Conceptual Art and The Viewer” will look at the history and legacy of conceptual art investigating its inception, its main proponents and how it looks at the world around us with particular focus on the role of the viewer.

12pm-12.45pm  Lunch

12.45pm-2.45pm Panel Discussion

Some forms of Conceptual Art engage the viewer in ways that they may not be accustomed to in relation to their experience of artworks and exhibitions. The panel will be talking about how shows like “YOU”, the current MOSTYN exhibition, respond  to the visitor, and are subject to perpetual change and re-order in accordance to their activity, thereby  challenging  conventional codes of behaviour in the context of a gallery space.

How do these works engage and forge relationships with audiences in distinctively different ways from any other works of art? How is the role of the viewer elevated and placed into the centre uniquely? Does it build a different alliance between Viewer, artwork and gallery?

This is an opportunity to hear about the “Y O U” exhibition from Curator Adam Carr and discuss the development of the role of the “viewer”, with artists Aurelien Froment and Bedwyr Williams and Alfredo Cramerotti, director of MOSTYN.


If you are interested in booking for this session please contact

This project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh  Government and the European Agricultural fund for Rural Development


The Independent’s review of The Starry Messenger at the 55 Venice Art Biennale

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on June 16, 2013

The Independent review of 55 Venice Art Biennale

6 June 2013

by Zoe Pilger

The Independent_WIV review print 6 June 2013


The Guardian’s Adrian Searle gives his verdict on the best of the Venice Biennale

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on June 7, 2013

The Guardian

3 June 2013

by Adrian Searle


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Bedwyr Williams and The Starry Messenger

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by Curatorview on May 25, 2013

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In the Studio: Bedwyr Williams, Painter

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by Curatorview on May 22, 2013

The Independent [Radar]

by Karen Wright

4 May 2013


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Wales in Venice: “Bedwyr Williams one of the artists of the moment”

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on October 22, 2012

a-n Magazine

16 Oct 2012

by Stephen Palmer

The countdown to Wales in Venice/Cymru yn Fenis at next year’s 55th Venice Biennale of Art notched up a gear during a preview for Bedwyr William’s new show Dear Both at Ceri Hand Gallery in London.

The opening was attended by the artist along with Wales in Venice curators Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN, and Amanda Farr, Director of Oriel Davies Gallery, as well as David Alston, Director of Arts at Arts Council of Wales, which is supporting the project.

The artist introduced his presentation for Wales in Venice via a performance titled The Astronomer that took the audience – who were asked to imagine themselves as moles – on a journey from the gallery to the house and garden of an amateur astronomer in Suffolk.

Williams said: “The performance introduces parts of the work, but I’m not giving too much away! [The work for Venice] is going to be quite site specific. In the performance I mentioned astronomy and the telescope – which although not invented there was first premiered in Venice – and terrazzo flooring, which was invented in Venice and through its pattern might be seen to reflect the structure of the universe; it’s also something I noticed at the former convent (Ludoteca Santa Maria Ausiliatrice) where the show will be held. The performance was quite humorous, but probably the work for Venice isn’t going to be that funny.”

Williams, who is based in Caernarfon, North Wales is best known for his comedic and poetic live performances and installations that deal with Welshness, otherness and difference. In the past he has assumed different personas in his work – a one-eyed preacher, a Grimm Reaper and Count Pollen.

Curator Amanda Farr said: “Bedwyr truly epitomizes that very rare being – an artist whose vision and clarity of thought forces us to look at the world differently. I can think of no better artist at this moment and of our particular time to represent Wales at the Venice Biennale.”

Alfredo Cramerotti added: “Bedwyr is one of the artists of the moment – not only of Wales, but of the UK art scene as a whole.”

Farr went on to discuss the importance of Wales in Venice for artists and audiences: “Since first taking part in the Venice Biennale in 2003, to my mind Wales’ presentation has always been a game changer in terms of the effect it’s had upon the contemporary visual arts in the country. I believe that it has been an important catalyst for a vital strengthening and growth in confidence for artists, curators and audiences, and almost a coming of age for Welsh contemporary art.

“The ‘collateral exhibitions’ – of which Wales in Venice is part – present an increasingly distinctive and edgy presence at the Biennale, which frequently trumps the official national pavilions at the Giardini.”

Williams’ exhibition at Ceri Hand Gallery features sculpture, video and sound installations and drawing. While the downstairs gallery space is inhabited by a series of works that feature customised garden furniture – a shell encrusted barbecue, a plastic patio set riddled with drilled holes, and a giant black parasol – upstairs there are works that reflect on what it is to be an artist including Research Fellow, an institutional looking door with attached name plaque, and Artist/Artist, a sound work that questions the public’s perception of the artist.

Dear Both continues at Ceri Hand Gallery Project Space, London until 3 November.

Wales in Venice/Cymru yn Fenis at the 55th Venice Biennale of Art will open in June 2013.

Bedwyr William: Dear Both & Wales In Venice 2013

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on October 6, 2012


As recently posted it by Margaret_ London, who have been appointed to run the PR campaign for Wales in Venice / Cymru yn Fenis at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013,  the very excellent Bedwyr Williams will be representing Wales in 2013, curated by MOSTYN and Orield Davies Gallery.

Things kick-off next week with the opening of his exhibition Dear Both, at Ceri Hand Gallery in Covent Garden, coinciding with Frieze London.

Dear Both includes new sculpture, film, drawings and photographs by the artist, and follows his recent show at IKON Gallery in Birmingham. It’s a great opportunity to see his work and join his ever-growing fanbase, before the big Venice show next year. Drawing on his own experiences, Williams uses humour to reveal both his and our own complex neurosis and idiosyncrasies, with this show offering an investigation into individual and cultural mythology and identity.

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