alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

NEW SEASON at MOSTYN: WAGSTAFF’S

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 16, 2017

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Dave Muller, This American’s Top 40 (2012) Part I, 2013. Acrylic on paper.
Trwy garedigrwydd yr artist a ‘The Approach’, London. Courtesy the artist and The Approach, London.

WAGSTAFF’S

18 February25 June 2017

Participating artists: Zarouhie Abdalian, Saâdane Afif, Cory Arcangel, John Baldessari, Simeon Barclay, Alex Bartsch, Jacqueline Bebb, Andrea Büttner, Anne Collier, Claire Fontaine, Mario García Torres, Charles Gershom, Rebecca Gould, Gareth Griffith, Scott King, Adam McEwen, Dave Muller, Fernando Ortega, Hannah Rickards, Torbjørn Rødland, Anri Sala, Fabrice Samyn, Santo Tolone
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Historical presentations relating to Wagstaff’s store and the town of Llandudno

WAGSTAFF’S takes as its point of departure a piano and musical instrument dealership of the same name that occupied the current MOSTYN building in the years prior to its being reinstated as an art gallery in the 1970s.

Originally based in Manchester, Wagstaff’s relocated to number 1 Vaughan Street in Llandudno in the early 1940s after the city store was demolished during World War II, and in 1946 it moved to number 12, site of MOSTYN, Wales today. The establishment of music shops such as Wagstaff’s in the late 19th century reflected the high regard in which music was held in terms of entertainment inside and outside the family home. Many of these shops have now gone out of business due to changes in both technology and family leisure pursuits.

WAGSTAFF’S considers the long-standing connection between music and art, and records an interpretation from today’s perspective. A number of the artists featured in the exhibition have previously appeared together in shows which have surveyed the linkage between the genre of music and the field of art. In this sense, the exhibition suggests some of music’s most embraced and debated facets; the cover version, the copy, and the culture of bootlegging.

The exhibition is presented within a format made up of four categories, taking inspiration from independent music record shops, which would categorise music by genre and which, along with musical instrument shops, have decreased in number. The categories are designed to give structure to the wide array of approaches and usages of music in the visual arts, many of which are presented in the exhibition. The format also allows opportunities for overlaps and mixes to be played out between the categories, and the artworks presented within.

This exhibition is part of MOSTYN’s History Series* which, since 2013, has examined the heritage of MOSTYN’s building, the town of Llandudno and links further afield. The series has presented historical artefacts and images alongside works by contemporary artists, thus forming a dialogue between past and present. This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr, (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN), with historical research by Jane Matthews (Engagement Manager/Research, MOSTYN) and Richard Cynan Jones (Operations and Facitilies/Research, MOSTYN).

Special Event:

WAGSTAFF’S Exhibition preview evening

A night of live music and contemporary art
17 February 2017, 6:30pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of WAGSTAFF’S, a new group exhibition based on the piano and musical instrument shop which occupied the MOSTYN building from the 1940s to the early 1980s.

Music, in partnership with CEG, from Magi Tudur (Welsh singer/songwriter) and Paul Green (contemporary folk singer/songwriter/guitarist) in our licensed bar and cafe.

It’s FREE and everyone is welcome!
After show event, with surprise guest entertainment, at 3rdSpace at Great Orme Brewery, Llandudno from 9pm.

Press coverage for MOSTYN exhibitions: Diango Hernandez, Iwan Lewis and WAR II

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 10, 2016

 

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen

Diango Hernández in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti

1 July 2016

Download PDF: Conversation

 

 

Planet Magazine Issue 221

by Jen Loffman

1 June 2016

 

 

Contemporary Art Daily

Diango Hernández at Mostyn

5 May 2016

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Link: Diango Hernández at MOSTYN

 

 

Daily News: What’s On / Q&A

15 April 2016

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Daily News: What’s On / Q&A

1 April 2016

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a-n Artist’s Information Company

21 March 2016

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Daily News: What’s On / Q&A

18 March 2016

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Arts Newsletter

by David Brown

March 2016

 

Arts Newsletter 2016 - 03 - March 2

 

Weekly News

25 February 2016

Link: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudno-exhibition-tells-story-father-10930386

 

MOUSSE

9 February 2016

Link: http://moussemagazine.it/diego-hernandez-war-ii-mostyn-2016/

 

 

CURA Magazine

3 February 2016

Link: http://curamagazine.com/tips/war-ii/

 

 

Culture24

by Kate McNab

4 January 2016

Culture24

 

ATP Diary – Interview with Adam Carr – WAR II, MOSTYN, Llandudno

by Matteo Mottin

30 December 2015

Link: http://atpdiary.com/adam-carr-war-ii-mostyn-exhibits/

 

 

Weekly News

9 December 2015

 

 

ITV News

by Ian Lang

7 December 2015

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Llandudno gallery celebrates its American GI history

An exhibition’s being launched to celebrate the role of a north Wales resort in hosting thousands of American service personnel in the Second World War.

The Mostyn building – now an art gallery – provided food and recreation for American troops living in Llandudno, a complete contrast to the building’s use as a drill hall in the First World War.

Watch Ian Lang‘s report:

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-12-07/llandudno-gallery-celebrates-its-american-gi-history/

 

NW Pioneer & Welsh Coastal Life

11 November 2015

 

 

The Seen Journal No.1

TIME ISLANDS AND SPACE ISLANDS: Diango Hernández in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti

01 October 2015

Download PDF: THE-SEEN-Issue-01-Diango-Hernandez-Alfredo-Cramerotti

MOSTYN new exhibition season opening: Diango Hernández + WAR II + “&” + Iwan Lewis

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 12, 2015

MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary visual arts centre, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

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Image: Words to Sea (detail) by Diango Hernández 2015. Courtesy of Marlborough Contemporary, Alexander and Bonin, Galerie Barbara Thumm and Nicolas Krupp. Photo: Anne Pöhlmann

Diango Hernández
Time Islands and Space Islands
Galleries 2 & 3

One of the foremost conceptual artists from Central and South America working today, the Cuban-born, Düsseldorf-based artist’s work and sculptural constructions are directly related to his biography, upbringing and socialization. Born in 1970 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Hernández lived in the Caribbean island nation until 2003. He maintains his Cuban citizenship and still regularly visits the country. From 1988 to 1993, he studied industrial design in Havana. For Cuba, the dissolution of communism in Eastern Europe meant an end to economic subsidies and trading partners, resulting in severe shortages of material and consumer goods. These events had a profound effect on Hernández’s practice. Through experimentation and juxtaposition, he repurposed and transformed discarded, obsolescent debris into new objects and spatial installations. Since this time, found objects have formed a basis for his works, which are in turn frequently marked by the imaginary world of socialist ideology: the objects’ original purposes are lost as far as possible, whilst the half-life of their ideological re-packaging remains intact.

This exhibition at MOSTYN, comprising old and new works, draws on his past experience while growing up in Cuba but transfers those experiences to European and Western dimensions. The show includes, amongst others, Let us see if a million people can be silent, a full-scale, site-specific wall mural made of regular, diagrammatic waves, each one representing a font used to quote Fidel Castro; a series of fruit sculptures; a room installation; a series of works on canvas and offset printed paper; and Years, a fragile, six-meter-high construction of rusty steel—a partition of numbers, namely of the years 1959 to 2008, in descending order.

This exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN) and produced by MOSTYN. The exhibition is made possible with the additional support of Marlborough Contemporary, London and Federico Luger Gallery, Milan.

#diangohernandez / #timeislands / #mostyngallery

 

WAR II
Galleries 4 & 5

Artists in the exhibition:
Pierino Algieri, Ulla von Brandenburg, Vanessa Billy, Peter Coffin, Thomas Demand, Mario Garcia Torres, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Claire Fontaine, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Diango Hernández, Jon Kessler, Catrin Menai, Lydia Ourahmane, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Wilfredo Prieto, Mandla Reuter, Ron Terada, Sung Tieu, Gwyn Williams and Josh Whitaker, with over 100 artefacts, images and memorabilia telling the story of Llandudno and the surrounding area during WWII

WAR II is an exhibition that responds to the use of MOSTYN’s building during World War II, as well as to the town of Llandudno and the wider local area at this time. The exhibition is part of a sequence of shows titled “History Series,” which has been designed, in part, to explore the rich history and heritage of MOSTYN.

As a sequel to WAR I (MOSTYN, 2014), which focused on the building’s function as a drill hall during World War I, this new exhibition moves on to World War II and takes as its starting point the building’s use as a “Donut Dugout”—a space for food and recreation for American troops located in the town.

The exhibition will provide a guided yet open viewing narrative for the viewer, where each wall within the space will concentrate on a single theme broken into subsections. Some of the subjects addressed are the history of doughnuts, the Ministry of Food presence in Colwyn Bay, the Inland Revenue evacuees in Llandudno, local theatres, the Home Guard, espionage links and Snowdonia military aircraft crash sites.

Presented among the historical subject areas—each containing artefacts, documents and images—will be artworks by contemporary artists. Both components, the historical and the contemporary, will be placed together in close dialogue in such a way as to create unexpected links between the two. The selection of artworks deliberately eschews a grouping of works exclusively tied to World War II, or even to ideas of war and conflict. The intention is to create a framework through which to consider not only World War II and the local context in a new light, but also history and the backdrop of our present.

This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN) and co-curated by Jane Matthews (Engagement Manager/Research MOSTYN) with Richard Cynan Jones (Operations and Facilities/Research, MOSTYN), and produced by MOSTYN.

A full-colour publication will follow In December 2015.

#mostynwar / #HistorySeries / #mostyngallery

 

&
Gallery 1

& (pronounced “and”) is an exhibition exploring collaboration as a subject and concept for the projects on view and the exhibition overall. It has been brought together by GLITCH, MOSTYN’s collective of under-25-year-olds, which is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

& includes projects by the GLITCH group and also presents existing and previous collaborations that have occurred amongst the disciplines of art, design and fashion.

#mostynglitch / #oncollaboration / #mostyngallery

 

Uprisings: Iwan Lewis
Gallery 6

Gallery 6 is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting, nationally or internationally. Three Uprisings occur each year. This, the last of 2015, is by Iwan Lewis.

Born in 1980 and a graduate from the London Royal College of Arts, Lewis works primarily in painting and installation. Drawing from a broad spectrum of cultural influences, Lewis’s landscape is often surreal yet diaristic, indulging in misreadings and failed languages.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN) and is accompanied by a full-colour booklet. Produced in collaboration with—and with the generous support of—CALL Cultural Action Llandudno C.I.C., Helfa Gelf Art Trail and the Esmee Fairbarn Foundation.

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About MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
Located in Llandudno, North Wales (UK), MOSTYN is the leading publicly funded contemporary visual art centre in Wales, serving as a forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary life through international contemporary art and curatorial practice. Through exhibitions, learning programmes, 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 emailing lin@mostyn.org.

Press coverage for MOSTYN exhibitions: Broomberg & Chanarin and WAR, Jul-Nov 2014

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on April 1, 2015

Art Monthly 380

Cover

28 September 2014

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This Is Tomorrow

by Rory Duckhouse

18 September 2014

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PHOTOMONITOR

by Rory Duckhouse

17 September 2014

Photomonitor - Divine Violence

The Independent

by Karen Wright

9 August 2014

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Mousse Magazine

Divine Violence & WAR exhibitions previews

6 August 2014

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We Heart

by Rob Wilkes, Executive Editor

31 July 2014

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ARTINFO.com

by Ashitha Nagesh

23 July 2014

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Design Week

by Tom Banks

21 July 2014

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The Guardian Guide

by Rob Clarke

19 July 2014

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The Art Newspaper

‘In the Frame’ column

15 July 2014

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The Telegraph

by Lucy Davies

12 July 2014

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MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions, Friday 18 July 2014

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 14, 2014

 

Very pleased to invite you to the opening of MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions:

WAR

19 July–2 November 2014

Participating artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Taysir Batniji, Lara Favaretto, Christian Burnoski, Jason Dodge, Claire Fontaine, Ori Gersht, Bethan Huws, Kris Martin, Pedro Reyes, Michael Sailstorfer, Yoko Ono & John Lennon; and a historical display of Llandudno in WW1.

Broomberg & Chanarin: Divine Violence

19 July–2 November 2014

Gallery 6: Uprisings

Rebecca Gould 

19 July–9 November 2014

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Broomberg & Chanarin, Holy Bible, MACK/AMC, 2013.

Preview

Friday 18 July, 6:30pm

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Seminar

Saturday 19 July 2014, 1.00-5.30pm:

Dialogues on Conflict: Conflict Through the Eye of the Lens

with contributions by Mark Durden, Alfredo Cramerotti, Broomberg and Chanarin, Jenifer Good, Aaron Rosen and Sara Bevan. In partnership with Artes Mundi.

Tickets £5 (including refreshments). Concessions FREE * (Full Time Students, Unemployed, Pensioners, MOSTYN Friends). Bookings through EventBrite

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MOSTYN new exhibition season opening – Preview Friday 25 October 2013

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 21, 2013

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

Preview: Friday 25 October 6:30pm, all welcome

 

Women’s Art Society
26 October–5 January 2014

Nina Beier: Sweat no Sweat
26 October–5 January 2014

Dan Rees: Kelp
26 October–5 January 2014

Gallery 6: Uprisings – John Henry Newton
26 October–12 January 2014

 

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Women’s Art Society
26 October–5 January 2014
Participating artists: Meriç Algün Ringborg, Sol Calero, Volker Eichelmann, Claire Fontaine, Tim Foxon, Guerrilla Girls, Jens Haaning, Catherine Opie, Martha Rosler, Danh Vo, Ai Weiwei
& a historical display of the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society

Women’s Art Society is the first exhibition in a series of exhibitions at MOSTYN taking place between 2013 and 2017. Each exhibition in the series will examine the history of MOSTYN and its building, and how that history is tied to events beyond its context locally, nationally and internationally.

This first exhibition reaches back to the inauguration of MOSTYN. Opened in 1902, the Mostyn Art Gallery was commissioned by Lady Augusta Mostyn and built to showcase the work of the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society, who were denied membership of male-dominated local art societies on the basis of their gender.

Women’s Art Society presents artefacts, documentation and artwork from the orginal Ladies Art Society, together with artworks by contemporary artists. These artworks are linked to the history of the original society by the way in which they examine the politics of gender, identity and regulation, and aspects of exclusion and prejudice—issues that confronted the Society and were vital in its formation.

Updating the spirit of the original Ladies’ Art Society and looking at it anew, the intent is to present and discuss the history of MOSTYN and its building, while bridging the divide between past and present.

The exhibition is displayed in galleries 2 & 3 and is curated by MOSTYN’s Visual Arts Programme Curator Adam Carr and organised and produced by MOSTYN.

Nina Beier
Sweat no Sweat
26 October–5 January 2014

This exhibition is the first for Nina Beier in a UK public institution, and one of the most comprehensive exhibitions dedicated to her work to date. Beier’s practice is perhaps best characterised by its conceptual orientation and its rigorous investigation of the object and exhibition of art itself as well as its attention to form and context. Aspects of art production and ideas of display, value and ownership, and the manner in which these are perceived and received, are amplified and subverted in many of her diverse works. The performance of objects and materials, how they change through time or alter according to context and presentation and their potential to appear contradictory are crucial and recurring themes in Beier’s work. This exhibition, in MOSTYN galleries 4 & 5, brings together both existing works and new commissions.

The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts.

Dan Rees
Kelp
26 October–5 January 2014

Rees’ starting point for Kelp is his own love of laverbread, which he regularly has sent from Wales to his studio in Berlin. This approach to national identity and Wales’ heritage is entirely characteristic of Rees’ other works, which have regularly drawn from the particularities of his upbringing, his background and his place of birth.

Through a number of different approaches—among them packaging design, photography, sculpture and satirical cartoons—Kelp sees Wales’ trade of seaweed and laverbread rethought and reconsidered, and appealing to the modern-day consumer. This exhibition is displayed in Gallery 1.

This exhibition is organised in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and supported by the Colwinston Charitable Trust.

Gallery 6: Uprisings – John Henry Newton
26 October 2013–12 January 2014

Gallery 6 is a new initiative at MOSTYN housed in its upper level. It is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting—nationally or internationally. The Gallery 6 space and its associated programme, titled Uprisings, provide the opportunity for an artist to work under professional conditions, and to present their work to a larger audience. It will bring to MOSTYN a diverse range of artists, at the very forefront of contemporary art practice, from both home and away.

Four Uprisings will occur each year. This, the third of 2013, is by John Henry Newton.
Gallery 6 would not be possible without the generous support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales12 Vaughan Street

Llandudno LL30 1AB
Wales, UK

http://www.mostyn.org
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 emailing lin@mostyn.org.

Contact: T +44(0) 1492 879 201 / post@mostyn.org

Adam Carr Appointed Curator of Mostyn

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 25, 2012

Adam Carr Appointed Curator of Mostyn

ARTFORUM, 05.22.12

Adam Carr has been named curator of visual arts at Mostyn in North Wales.

Over the past decade Carr has organized exhibitions for museums and institutions around the world, including the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Castello di Rivoli in Turin, and the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, as well as worked with artists like Claire Fontaine, Ryan Gander, Simon Fujiwara, and Dan Rees. In addition to his work as a curator, he is a regular contributor to publications like Flash Art, Mousse, and Spike Art Quarterly.

Said the British-born curator of his appointment: “Having visited Mostyn since I was a child, it has played a strong influence in the formation of my work as a curator. I look forward to contributing to Mostyn’s vision at an exciting time in its evolution, with the recent expansion and redevelopment, and with the appointment of Alfredo Cramerotti as its new director.”

ARTFORUM link here

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