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Alfredo Cramerotti @ Wysing Retreat: Of Our Own Making

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 23, 2014

Wysing Retreat: Of Our Own Making

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Alfredo Cramerotti – Curating oneself. An exploration on curating and ‘the curatorial’ beyond exhibition-making. 

Friday 23 May 2014

Wysing Arts Centre

Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX, UK

In light of increasing connectivity and the pressure of a transforming environment, this retreat, entitled Of Our Own Making, will address the question ‘how do we want to live together?’ The retreat curators are MA students Jennifer KY Lam, Marenka Krasomil, Olivia Leahy, and Sophie Oxenbridge-Hastie.

Across five immersive days a programme of invited speakers and group activities will offer possible interpretations of this question, endeavouring to address its social, environmental and metaphysical implications.

Commencing the retreat, artist Cally Spooner will lead a workshop session and host presentations and discussions by participants on their work. On the following days, Anthony Davies and Jaya Klara Brekke of the MayDay Rooms, a safe house for vulnerable archives and historical material linked to social movements, experimental culture, and marginalised figures, will initiate discussion on current social movements and alternative communities in regards to collaborative ways of living.

Writer, curator, editor and artist Alfredo Cramerotti, director of MOSTYN art gallery, Co-Director, AGM Culture and collective Chamber of Public Secrets, will address the relations between society and the environment, situated within a concept of ecology influenced by the separation of nature and culture. His presentation and open-floor debate will focus on collective curating, Venice pavilions, digital culture, and curating our own future.

Finally, the retreat will examine visionary ideas for the future, with the theoretical and scientific research of English author, theoretician in the field of gerontology and co-founder of the SENS Research Foundation, Aubrey de Grey, on proposed techniques to stop aging. Contributing to this conversation, Richard Noble, lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, philosopher and writer, primarily on the intersection of art and politics, will also lead a talk on the politics of utopia in artistic practice.

 

Selected participants for the retreat are: Love Enqvist, Rose Gibbs, Lina Hermsdorf, Gareth Lloyd, Vipash Purichanont, Amy Spencer and Anna Stephens.

 

Intervista ai curatori Alfredo Cramerotti e Camilla Boemio per il Padiglione Maldive a Venezia 2013

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on May 13, 2013

http://www.giornalesentire.it
mercoledì, 01.05.2013

by Corona Perer

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Island Nations Seize the Venice Biennale Spotlight to Decry Climate Change

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on May 12, 2013

Blouin Artinfo

06.12.2013

by Kate Deimling

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Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing @ Corner College, Zurich, Switzerland

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 4, 2012

Lecture
Aesthetic Journalism
How to Inform Without Informing
Alfredo Cramerotti

04.05.2012
20,00 Uhr

Italian writer, curator and artist Alfredo Cramerotti will give an introduction in his book “Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing”. Recognising the “blurring of margins between artistic and information practices” as a main feature in contemporary culture, Cramerotti sets out the Who, What, Where, When and How, and Why of Aesthetic Journalism.

Cramerotti identifies this “’investigative approach” in contemporary art and photography as the use of fieldwork, reportage, interviews, document analysis, graphic mapping and information distribution. He cites a number of artists who employ these strategies: Hans Haacke, Martha Rosler, Lukas Einsele, Laura Horelli, Renzo Martens, Alfredo Jaar, Renée Green, The Atlas Group/Walid Raad and Bruno Serralongue. For Cramerotti, Aesthetic Journalism implies the critical use of documentary techniques and journalistic methods where the medium itself undergoes questioning. He posits that aesthetics, understood as a “process in which we open up our sensibility to the diversity of the forms of nature (and manmade environment)” can open up the mechanisms of art and media to expose the limitations of photojournalism, documentation and the ethics of representation. In doing so, Aesthetic Journalism renders productive readings of reality, information, fact, fiction and objectivity.

The concepts outlined in the book have been a key tool in the development of the Chamber of Public Secrets’ curatorial approach for the 8th edition of Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art: Manifesta 8 taking place in the region of Murcia, Spain.

IBRAAZ PUBLISHING LAUNCH (feat. CPS Chamber of Public Secrets)

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 28, 2011

SKUG: Manifesta 8 Review

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 24, 2011

SKUG / artfile

January 2011

by Roland Schöny

(in German)

Hollands Diep magazine: Manifesta 8 review

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 20, 2011

Hollands Diep Magazine

31.12.2010

by Irene de Waal, Dirk-Jan Arensman and Rianne van Dijck

(in Dutch)

artmagazine: Manifesta 8 review

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 16, 2011

artmagazine.cc – An den Rändern der Festung Europa

17.12.2010

by Roland Schöny

(in German)

Frankfurter Rundschau: Manifesta 8 review

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 15, 2011

Frankfurter Rundschau Newspaper

15.12.2010

by Georg Imdahl

(in German)

Il Sole 24 Ore: Manifesta 8 review

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 13, 2011

Lezione di futuro alla biennale Manifesta

by Angela Vettese

12.12.2010

(in Italian)

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