alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

La curatela in tre mosse. Answer Time, II (Italian only)

Posted in shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on December 30, 2012

di Alfredo Cramerotti

domenica, 30 dicembre  2012


La curatela in tre mosse. Answer Time, I (Italian only)

Posted in shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on November 15, 2012

di Alfredo Cramerotti

giovedì, 1 novembre 2012

La curatela in tre mosse [Italian only]

Posted in shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on July 19, 2012

di Alfredo Cramerotti

17 luglio 2012


La curatela in tre mosse.










Ai Weiwei documenta 12

E’ iniziato sullo scorso numero di Artribune Magazine un “convegno a puntate”. Per discutere dell’attività curatoriale odierna e futura, e della sua trasformazione. Un confronto coordinato da Alfredo Cramerotti, che apre le danze con tre parole-chiave. Nelle prossime tappe transiteranno in questa inchiesta interventi di curatori, editori, artisti, educatori: Blanca de la Torre, Cathy Haynes, Christine Eyene, Cristiana Tejo, Fay Nicolson, Kari Conte, Reloading Images, Saskia van der Kroef… Ognuno con la propria tripletta di spunti. Obiettivo: facilitare e sviluppare forme di cittadinanza attiva.

Continua qui: La curatela in tre mosse.


Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 7, 2011

Influence and control of media, balance between different senses of belonging, changing of beliefs, persistence of events and symbols, political borders, natural borders, mental borders. These are the topics present in Stefano Cagol’s artworks and faced in his new mid-career monograph that is the most comprehensive up to now, spanning from early works to current ones.

The book will present essays by: Iara Boubnova, Gregor Jansen, Michele Robecchi, Andrea Viliani, and is designed by Thomas Desmet.

Contributions by Alfredo Cramerotti, Achille Bonito Oliva, Andreas F. Beitin, Blanca de la Torre, Cis Bierinckx, David Elliott, Esther Lu, Francesco Bernardelli, Giacinto di Pietrantonio, June Yap, Kamila Wielebska, Kari Conte, Luba Kuzovnikova, Micaela Giovannotti, Nicola Trezzi, Pier Luigi Tazzi, R. Bruce Elder, Raúl Zamudio, Shane Brennan, Stefan Bidner, Trevor Smith and Veit Loers.

CONCILIO press release


Talk at ARTIUM Vitoria-Gasteiz: The Aesthetics of Journalism

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 11, 2011

El Correos newspaper, 25 January 2011

Over the past six years Alfredo Cramerotti has written about the aesthetic merger of contemporary art and the news media. Drawing from his book Aesthetic Journalism: How to inform without informing (2009, Intellect), Cramerotti provocatively advances the idea that art and journalism are not separate forms of communication, but rather two sides of a unique activity , the production and distribution of images and information.

As aesthetic regimes, both journalism and artistic makes claims for the truth, albeit of a different kind. One is a coded system that speaks for the truth (or so it claims), the other a set of activities that questions itself at every step (or so it claims), thus making truth. Whereas journalism provides a view on the world ‘out there,’ as it ‘really’ is, art often presents a view on the view, truth posited as acts of (self)reflection. Cramerotti  will examine both as a types of truth production, as systems of information that defines truth in terms of the visible: producing not only what can be seen, but also what can be imagined, and thus imaged. As such, we start to get closer to the core of reality itself when we make our reality not a given, irreversible fact, but a possibility among many others.

The talk generated a principal question: is it possible to work with aesthetics and informatics, to be both reflective and precise? To both employ documentary techniques and journalistic methods while remaining self-reflecting and critical on those means? Ultimately, the artist’s work is not about delivering information but questioning it, reversing the tradition of both fields (art and journalism), to highlight both the aesthetic workings and trappings of reportage and the informational turn within current aesthetic production.

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