alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Alfredo Cramerotti in conversation with Francesco Jodice Italian Cultural Institute, London

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 14, 2018

 

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Francesco Jodice, What We Want, Phi Phi Ley, R18, 2003

Saturday 19 May 2018 | 6pm

39 Belgrave Square SW1X 8NX

 

The exchange between the artist Francsco Jodice and the curator Alfredo Cramerotti is centred on the question of “fragments”. What we usually expect is a linear explanation of the phenomena we encounter (in the Western philosophical tradition) but in reality there are areas of our existence that we can only give meaning to by approaching them in a circular way.

The snapshot of a system (in this case, a given society) is also the snapshot of the people who compose it, and especially of the artist who works on “giving sense” to that system in which he is living.

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Upcoming Exhibitions at MOSTYN

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 1, 2018
MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom
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Shezad Dawood Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben (production still) 2017 HD Video, 12’52”. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions

Shezad Dawood

Leviathan
3 March1 July 2018

Leviathan is an episodic narrative around notions of borders, mental health and marine welfare issues of foremost concern, resonating profoundly with both coastal locations and contemporary life.

A ten-part film cycle that will unfold over the next three years, the work draws connections between human activity and marine ecology. Three films have already been premiered in Venice, in conjunction with the 57th Art Biennale, with a fourth to be released in early September 2018.

In dialogue with a wide range of marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists, neurologists and trauma specialists, Leviathan explores interconnections between these fields of work and will be presented through sculpture, textiles, museum specimens, films, conversations and online resource material.

As part of the first iteration of Leviathan after its Venice debut, Dawood will also show a newly commissioned painting drawing upon this specific context, and work with community groups based on the coastal location asking questions about how these issues might come to evolve in a future 20 to 50 years from now, and what that future might look like.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, in dialogue with the artist.

 

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Mike Perry

Land / Sea
3 March1 July 2018

Mike Perry’s work engages with significant and pressing environmental issues, in particular the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment, and the fragility of the planet’s ecosystems.

This major new exhibition brings together recent bodies of work addressing how the natural biodiversity of landscapes and marine environments is undermined and made toxic by human neglect, agricultural mismanagement and the pursuit of short-term profit at the expense of long-term sustainability.

Combining conceptual aesthetics with a pressing concern for the marine environment, Perry’s images shed a different light on the health of the seascapes one might see in tourist brochures.

Môr Plastig (welsh for ‘Plastic Sea’) is an ongoing body of work that classifies objects washed up by the sea into groupings; bottles, shoes, grids, abstracts, and others. By using a high-resolution camera to capture the surface detail, the artist allows the viewer to ‘read’ markings and scars etched into the objects by the ocean over months and, in some cases, years. The viewer is intrigued and challenged by how a polluting object can be so aesthetically appealing.

In Perry’s words, “in addition to seeing these pieces as symbols of over-consumption and disregard for the environment, I also see them as evidence of the beauty and power of nature to sculpt our world”.

Land/Sea is originally produced by Ffotogallery, Cardiff, and curated by David Drake, Ffotogallery, and Ben Borthwick, Plymouth Arts Centre. The exhibition in MOSTYN has been developed in dialogue with Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, and Alfredo Cramerotti, Director. The accompanying publication includes contributions from the writers George Monbiot and Skye Sherwin.

 

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 Jonathan Monk, Picture Postcard Posted From Post Box Pictured, 2014.

In Addition

an exhibition of artist editions
3 March3 March 2018

Participating artists from March 2018:
Nina Beier, Sol Calero, Gabriele de Santis, Alek O., Jonathan Monk, and Marinella Senatore

 

We are pleased to present ‘In Addition’, a new edition series of works, by internationally renowned artists, available to purchase at an affordable price.
MOSTYN is a charity registered in the UK and proceeds from the sales of the editions will be invested back into the gallery’s exhibition and engagement programme.

Each participating artist has produced work using paper and has been asked to reconsider the traditional model of producing an edition, where each version of a work is identical. Although appearing formally similar, each In Addition piece will offer deviations and nuances that set apart each edition as a unique work, thereby playing with ideas of the original, the copy and work made in series.

In Addition will be permanently installed as an exhibition in MOSTYN’s Gallery 2 from March 2018, and will change shape over time as editions are purchased and as further artists participate in the future.

In Addition has been curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN).

Lecture by Alfredo Cramerotti: Hyperimaging

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 29, 2017

December 1, 2017, at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Konstfack
LM Ericssons väg 14
Box 3601, 126 27 Stockholm
Sweden

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As curator, I am exploring how digitalization has made photography heterogeneous, multiple and interrelated to other media; from print to online streaming and processing via software that translates audio and sonic impulse into images. Photography is now an environment of relation-building, identity-shaping: a ‘territory’ not merely digital, and not exclusively online.

The key shift I am exploring in my body of curatorial research is how an image now is ‘performing’ as well as ‘representing.’ Building upon the work of theorists and image makers such as Vilém Flusser, Marshall McLuhan, Franco Vaccari, Hito Steyerl and Lauren Cornell, I combine a series of curated visual outputs including online platforms (www.expandedphoto.com), lectures (like this one), and exhibitions involving contemporary digital practitioners (e.g. Erica Scourti, Oskar Schmidt, Christopher Meerdo, Clare Strand, Margo Wolowiecz, Thomson & Craighead, Thomas Galler, Eva & Franco Mattes, and others).

More Information here.

HYPERIMAGING!—Gjon Mili 2017: Award Exhibition/ 15 Edition

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 12, 2017

HYPERIMAGING!

Gjon Mili 2017: Award Exhibition/ 15 Edition

The opening ceremony will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 20:00th at The National Gallery of Kosovo

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Open Call: HYPERIMAGING! IMAGES IN AND OUT OUR SCREENS

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 15, 2017

“Gjon Mili” 2017

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

Assistant curator: Atdhe Mulla

Artistic Liaison: Alexis Brocchi

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Rationale

We refer to images, or the act of creating images, to act socially, politically and even privately. As a consequence of the digital age of photography, the way we are involved in image making is continuous:we can confer it a specific professional or artistic function, or embed it in they way we shape our existence.

When digital images are imposing themselves as a visual translation of the self, the understanding of photography is striving to go away from standard representational practices. Images compose a visual timeline, comparable to a textual linear narrative, where the grammar is made of our shopping lists, chats, social media’s comments or work emails.

Although these images are not coherent when considered together and are produced for different reasons, they become knowledge ‘chunks’ that visually translate different contexts into what we wish others to think of us. They can therefore be understood as a pictorial alphabet, where the possibilities of communicating are infinite and universal, freed from constraints related to textual translation. The result is a flow of visual forms and meanings that are interchangeable, independently from the situations in which they were generated and consumed.

The 2017 “Gjon Mili” Biennial & Award wants to query this hypothesis; focusing on image-making in the digital era, it wants to test if ‘visual authorship’ today is still associated with holding a specific position through the idea of representation, or rather is about delving into an ever-changing process that never produces a ‘finished’ work to display.

Beyond a classic photographic exhibition, the 2017 “Gjon Mili” Biennial & Award will therefore exhibit an expanded narrative of photography through photo-objects, installations, projections, visual data streams and ‘moving wallpapers’ that will put the curatorial rationale to test, and will engage the audience on a path to discovery, self-reflection and open enquiry about the status of visual culture in the beginning of the 21st century. –Alfredo Cramerotti

Access the full GJON MILI Open Call description here

Application documents:

  • Image and /or concept that reflect the curatorial concept
  • Application form ( available at the NGK or by emailin grequest at info@galeriakombetare.com), portfolio and biography.
  • . The most successful work will receive “Gjon Mili “award in value of 1000 euros.

Note:

  • Finished works are not accepted for the application;
  • The works submitted must not be exhibited in the past in NGK;
  • Applications to be addressed in aclosed envelope to:

“Galeria Kombëtare e Kosovës, Rr. Agim Ramadani 360, 10000, Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo”  received before end of working hours on  20.07.2017

  • For more information contact Lirije Buliqi at +38138 225 627

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‘697 MADRI’ by Stefano Cagol presents a lecture by Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 29, 2016

In the frame of the solo project ‘697 MADRI’ by Stefano Cagol, Alfredo Cramerotti holds the lecture ‘The expanded image. The mutation of the role of contemporary photography’

‘The expanded image. The mutation of the role of contemporary photography’

Lecture: August 6, 2016, 18.00 hrs

http://www.697madri.eu

 

THE PROJECT
697 MADRI (697 mothers) refers to the 697 young soldiers died in the First World War in this border area of Trentino South Tyrol and buried by the Austro-Hungarian Monumental Military Cemetery in Bondo.

On July 2nd, 2016 the artist Stefano Cagol called all the women to come to the small village of Bondo (700 inhabitants) in the middle of the Alps and the Dolomites for a participatory performance. Hundreds of women came from all the region and outside and walked and staid on the monumental granite stairs recalling the personal and family suffering beyond flags, troops and belongings. They became part of a new monument to life and this action has been fixed by video and photographic images by the artist.

Now the artworks are on view till September 17th, 2016 by the Antica Chiesa di San Barnaba – Ancient Church of Saint Barnaba in Bondo, together with an installation (aluminum and sound) that recall, with sharp edges, the extreme conditions of the soldiers waging war on the top of these mountains that actually appear as a natural paradise.

 

THE LECTURE
In this border region, in a small village in the middle of the Alps, in a symbolic place recalling the continue conflicts and the human consequences of wars, it is extremely relevant the presence of Alfredo Cramerotti for a lecture about the role of images nowadays. Lecture: August 6, 2016, 18.00 hrs

Alfredo Cramerotti is the Director of MOSTYN, the main art center in Wales; he was born in Trentino and this is the first time he comes back for an art event. Cramerotti and Stefano Cagol had the chance to collaborate for the Maldives National Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale: Cagol as participating artist and Alfredo Cramerotti as part of the curatorial collective CPS-Chamber of Public Secrets.

The lecture ‘The expanded image. The mutation of the role of contemporary photography’ by Alfredo Cramerotti is realized with the participation of Franco Marzatico, Superintendent for Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous Province of Trento.

 

THE PROMOTING INSTITUTION
The project and the collateral program are promoted by the Scuola Musicale Giudicarie: www.scuolamusicalegiudicarie.it
With the support of the municipality of Sella Giudicarie, BIM Valle del Chiese, BIM Sarca-Mincio-Garda, with the participation of Associazione Nazionale Alpini and Osterreichisches Schwarzes Kreuz.
The iconographic and historical research is curated by Giulia Robol.

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