Curatorview [Alfredo Cramerotti]

MOSTYN new exhibition season opening: Open 19 + We’ve Got Mail II

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on March 13, 2015


I am pleased to announce the opening of MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions, on FRIDAY 13 March 2015


MOSTYN Open 19


38 artists selected from open call submission.
The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced on the night.

Participating artists for MOSTYN Open 19 are Caroline Allen, Mark Beldan, Hannah Birkett, Jorge Lizalde Cano, Ciriaca + Erre, Briony Clarke, Teresa Cos, Maria Ana Vasco Costa, Fiona Curran, Peter Doubleday, Mark Doyle, Alex Duncan, Catrin Llwyd, Rosie Farey, Carlos Noronha Feio, Rebecca Gould, Shreepad Joglekar, Gethin Wyn Jones, Justyna Kabala, Debbie Locke & Sara Dudman, Robert Lye, McGilvary/White, Lindsey Mendick, Fay Nicolson, Timea Anita Oravecz, David Paddy, Simon Parish, Alice Pedroletti, Jonathan Phillips, Susan Phillips, Serena Porrati, Steph Shipley, Tim Simmons, Kristian Smith, Matthew Smith, Catrine Val, Dominic Watson, Ben Woodeson.

MOSTYN Open 19 has been selected by Claire Norcross, Designer; Philip Hughes, Director of Ruthin Craft Centre; Marinella Senatore, Artist; Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator of MOSTYN; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN and you, the visiting audience, for the People’s Choice.


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The fourth in a series that examines the MOSTYN building’s rich heritage, We’ve Got Mail II continues the gallery’s response to its former use as a postal sorting office. In 2014 We’ve Got Mail I presented a history of the Royal Mail alongside artworks by contemporary artists. This second show looks specifically at the history of the postcard in the town of Llandudno and presents a selection of classic examples of the use of the postcard in the visual arts.

Artists: Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle, Robert Filliou, Richard Hamilton, Lawrence Weiner

La curatela in tre mosse [Italian only]

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

di Alfredo Cramerotti

17 luglio 2012


La curatela in tre mosse.










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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.

Alfredo Cramerotti & Fay Nicolson: DAI Thursday Service, 19 April 2012

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on April 15, 2012

Alfredo Cramerotti & Fay Nicolson
DAI Dutch Art Institute: Re-reading Public Images.

Arnhem, The Netherlands.

DAI Thursday Service

Religious ‘services’ traditionally bring together local communities to consider shared beliefs and interests. They are lead by a ‘minister’, who writes and presents a short inspirational service focusing on a particular worthy theme, often relating to topical issues. They may include quotes, anecdotes, analogies, songs, rituals, iconography. In many ways the service format is similar to political party broadcasts, linking ideas of the community with communication and highlighting the role of the speaker and audience.

Alfredo Cramerotti & Fay Nicolson have invited DAI artists to organise a short non-religious service to their community that explores an idea or theme that is relevant or interesting to them.

The services will include written or found material, music, words, images, recordings; whatever is to hand in DAI or the studio, the internet, the community, and speak about what is on their mind!

“I Told You So” Conference in Amsterdam, Friday 16th March 2012. Part of WE ARE THE TIME week-conference festival

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on March 9, 2012

Friday March 16  
Curator Alfredo Cramerotti asks what the relationship between gossip and the history books is. Or between a general election and eternity.

In response Cathy Haynes explores the improbabilities of temporal cartography; Tai Shani presents ‘registers’ of representation and an over-identifying actress. Sally O’Reilly demonstrates the alien nature of historical speeches and Fay Nicolson digs up un-archived legacies of art education. The day ends with a final concert of the Chicago Boys While We Were Singing They Were Dreaming at the F.I.R.E.I.N.C.A.I.R.O. radio station (in the Rietveld Academie’s Glass Pavilion).

Life experience is always generated as the intersection between the personal rhythm of one’s life and the larger societal perspective. How do we position ourselves in time? How do we weave the historical moment into our life-narratives? From Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street – we are witnessing a worldwide desire for transition, but its direction is still open.This momentum belongs to the youngest generation of artists who will contribute to it with their work and shape it with the way they form fleeting communities. The network condition we live in, offers unprecedented possibilities to have simultaneous and multiple perspectives on events with social and historical significance. This implies a very different mode of historicizing, of writing down our memories. It is in this vortex of eventfulness we have to find ourselves again.

Framework & concept WE ARE THE TIME: Gabriëlle Schleijpen  in collaboration with Alena Alexandrova and Aneta Szylak, Grant Watson, Jorinde Seijdel, and Alfredo Cramerotti.

Production: Jort van der Laan, Anna Hoetjes (WORLD QUESTION CENTER REDUX)

Framework & concept SHADOW CABINETS:  Arnisa Zeqo, Laurie Cluitmans, Clare Butcher, Natasha Ginwala, Simon Ferdinando, Renee Ridgway, Taf Hassam and their respective student work groups

Production: Joris Lindhout

Communication design: Jakub Straka, Daiva Tubutyte

Rietveld Academie
Fred Roeskestraat 96
1076ED Amsterdam

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Manifesta Coffee Break 2009

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on December 12, 2009

Manifesta Coffee Break is a recurring public meeting, serving as an active tool to discuss the concept of Manifesta within a larger critical context. The fifth Coffee Break takes place on 12 and 13 December 2009 in Murcia, Spain, in preparation for Manifesta 8, and in direct relation to the context of the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which will take place in 2010. Titled Towards Manifesta 8, this Manifesta Coffee Break brings together both local and international artists, curators, theorists, writers and other art professionals to reflect on Manifesta’s logic in direct relation to Murcia-Cartagena and its links with northern Africa. It is open for all who are interested, and consists of sessions by the three curatorial teams of Manifesta 8 together with invited speakers and guests.

Chamber of Public Secrets (CPS)
“Unfaithful Relations: Art, Engagement and Audience within the Biennial Model”
December 12, 10.00-13.30

with contributions by: Sara Black, Alfredo Cramerotti, Christine Eyene, Rian Lozano, Fay Nicolson and Khaled Ramadan

Through presentations and work groups at the Manifesta Coffee Break, CPS will start a dialogue about the role and involvement of the audience in the region of Murcia: visitors, artists, students and media presence. How can the local art scene, cultural producers and activists make a sustainable use of a biennial, in terms of time, space and continuity? What possibilities are there for audience development? And how to avoid or respond to the common skepticism of the local (art) scene towards a biennial which can be viewed as welcome/unwelcome or invited/invasive? The presentations by Sara Black (Great Britain) and Christine Eyene (France/Cameroon) do not attempt to answer these questions, but discuss potential approaches towards audience inclusion.

Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF)
“The Aesthetic Compass: Human Geography and its Reverberations in Art”
December 12, 16.00-19.30
with contributions by: Jeremy Beaudry, Sherif El Azma, Bassam El Baroni, Nida Ghouse and Yaiza Hernández Velázquez
“Post-Communist as well as Post-Colonial”
December 13, 10.00-13.30

with contributions by: Zbyněk Baladrán, Erick Beltrán, Vít Havránek, Dóra Hegyi, Richard Kostelanetz, Boris
Ondreička and Georg Schöllhammer

For a video excerpt of MCB:

Alfredo Cramerotti: Aesthetic Journalism book launch and lecture performance by Fay Nicolson

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by Curatorview on November 7, 2009

Sat 07.11.2009, 7.30 p.m.

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
Weiherburggasse 13, Innsbruck, Austria


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