alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Press coverage for Sequences VII real-time art festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 30, 2015

KUNSTEN.NU

by Matthias Hvass Borello

16 February 2015

Syvende Sekvens - KUNSTEN.NU_1

 

The Reykjavik Grapevine

29 March 2015

 

 

The Reykjavik Grapevine

by Páll Ivan frá Eiðum

9 April 2015

 

 

DV

by Kristján Gudjónsson

10-13 April 2015

Alfredo articolo vers 1-2

 

ArtReview

by Oliver Basciano

Summer 2015

ArtReview Sequences 3

 

KUNSTEN.NU

by Matthias Hvass Borello

13 April 2015

 

 

 

KUNSTEN.NU

by Matthias Hvass Borello

15 April 2015

 

 

MOUSSE

16 April 2015

 

 

Artribune

by Santa Nastro

18 April 2015

 

 

Frieze

by Chris Fite-Wassilak  

22 April 2015

 

 

ARTFORUM

by Dawn Chan

27 April 2015

 

 

ARTINFO International

by Craig Hubert

04 May 2015

 

 

KUNSTforum

by Hanne Cecilie Gulstad

30 May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sequences VII 2015: Alfredo Cramerotti appointed Artistic Director

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 22, 2014

 

IAC Newsletter November 2014

03.11.2014
Sequences VII 2015

Alfredo Cramerotti Artistic Director

Alfredo Cramerotti has been appointed as the next artistic director of Sequences Real Time Art Festival that takes place for the seventh time in Reykjavik, Iceland, April 10-19, 2015.

Sequences is an independent biennial, established in Reykjavik in 2006. The aim of the ten day festival is to produce and present progressive visual art with special focus on time-based media, such as performance, sonic works, video and public interventions. An offspring of the dynamic art scene that thrives in Reykjavik, Sequences is the first art festival in Iceland to focus on visual arts alone. New artistic directors are hired to reshape each edition of Sequences according to their vision, making it unique and different every time.

Following a successful Sequences VI in 2013, under the artistic leadership of Markús Thór Andrésson, it was decided to cultivate the power of the festival and further its development by seeking abroad for the next artistic director. Alfredo Cramerotti is a writer and curator working across TV, radio, publishing, media festivals and exhibition making. He directs MOSTYN, Wales’ leading contemporary art institute and co-directs the roaming curatorial agencies AGM Culture and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets. Amongst other major exhibitions, he co-curated the Maldives Pavilion and the Wales Pavilion at the 55th Venice Art Biennale, Italy, in 2013, and Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Region of Murcia, Spain, in 2010.  The curatorial and organisational team of Sequences VII is made up of Cramerotti, Edda K. Sigurjónsdóttir, curatorial consultant and project manager and Edda Halldórsdóttir, managing director.

When asked about his interest in curating a visual arts festival in Iceland, Cramerotti said that:

“Reykjavik has one of the most active and cutting-edge scenes in contemporary culture. Just notice the presence of Icelandic artists and programmes on a global scale in visual arts, music, digital imaging, theatre, dance, etc. To be able to go through the creative process of discussing themes, inventing formats, commissioning new work, and organising exhibitions, performances, conversations and more in the Iceland art scene is a great opportunity.”.

Sequences VII will include approximately 25 artistic positions, from the established to the emergent, from around 10 different countries. The complete list of invited artists, partnerships and the festival theme will be announced soon. Exhibitions, performances and events will take place in various official venues and public spaces across Reykjavik. Alongside the main program, an Off-Venue program – introduced for the first time in the previous edition of Sequences, during which works from Matthew Barney and many more were exhibited – will be presented. Registrations for the Off-Venue program will be welcomed and advertised later.

Sequences is an artist initiated festival and has grown from the grass-root art scene in Iceland. It aims to be a progressive international visual arts event of significance, a valuable platform for artists to develop their practice, further their careers and facilitate increased participation and visibility in the international art scene. About the development of Sequences, Cramerotti said that:

“Sequences has done great things in the past six editions. Sequences VII will have an impact internationally and at the same time a strong local purpose, combining a range of cross-disciplinary works, curatorial approaches and multiple venues in Reykjavik. I am utterly enjoying the process, and looking forward to seeing the results myself. “

The organising bodies and responsible for Sequences are the Icelandic Art Center, The Living Art Museum and Kling&Bang Gallery.

For further information:

Edda Halldórsdóttir +354 848 8351

Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir +354 897 4062

Sequences.is

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