alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

New exhibitions and forthcoming events at MOSTYN from November 2020

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 9, 2020

A new exhibition season at MOSTYN.  Exhibition Dates:
14 November 2020 – 18 April 2021

HANNAH QUINLAN AND ROSIE HASTINGS
In My Room / Yn Fy ‘Stafell

Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Republic, 2020. Fresco. Court. the artists & Arcadia Missa. 

Commissioned by Focal Point Gallery, In My Room is presented in partnership with MOSTYN and Humber Street Gallery, Hull.

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings’ first solo institutional exhibition In My Room brings together film, fresco painting and works on paper. As a new body of work, In My Room develops the artists’ inquiry into the politics, histories and aesthetics of queer spaces and culture. This inquiry builds on their travels across the UK whilst making ‘UK Gay Bar Directory (UKGBD)’ 2016, a moving image archive of gay bars, responding to the systematic closure of LGBTQ+ dedicated social spaces. To Quinlan and Hastings, it became apparent through this research that the gay scene caters predominantly to white gay men. This prompted them to consider how this scene strengthens the historic male access to capital and power within the urban landscape.

Rosanna Mclaughlin as been commissioned by Focal Point Gallery to write an accompanying essay, ‘Now You See Me’. Please see her essay in here. Curator: Juliette Desorgues, Curator of Visual Arts, MOSTYN.

NICK HORNBY
Zygotes and Confessions / Sygotau a Chyfaddefiadau 

Nick Hornby, Joe (Resting Leaf), 2020. Resin, ink, lacquer. Courtesy the artist.

Supported by The Moondance Foundation.

Hornby brings high-tech processes to figuration, pulling historical, material forms into the era of screen culture. His works defy conventional distinctions of form and media and  exhibit instead what Hornby terms ‘meta-cubism.’ In this pluralistic approach to perception neither image nor form takes centre stage. The sculptures are produced using digital and industrial processes, but retain the artist’s touch through their final process whereby a liquified image is applied to each work. Gender and sexual identity are explored by the artist in this new series for the first time. Whilst Hornby’s work has previously resisted autobiographical connotations here he explores a sense of personal intimacy or ‘confessions.’

Curator: Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN. A monograph on Nick Hornby, edited by Matt Price, will be published by Anomie in 2021. An exhibition catalogue of Zygotes and Confessions is available for sale at MOSTYN shop from December 2020.

RICHARD WATHEN
New Eyes Every Time / Llygaid Newydd Bob Tro

Richard Wathen, Sleeping after P.G., 2019. Oil on linen over aluminium. Courtesy the artist.

Rooted in the historical canon of painting, Wathen’s work focuses largely on portraiture, depicting figures in states of hesitation and contemplation: listening at walls, pretending to sleep, moon bathing, or engaging in other apparent states of uncertainty. Wathen’s works depict the tumultuous and complex array of human emotions, from anxiety and sorrow to despair, brought on by the socio-economic pressures of contemporary living. The intensity created through the use of small details is powerful and emotional as an expressive gesture. His works subvert the genre of figurative painting through a bold play between figuration and abstraction, between the solid density of the matt surface and the fragility of the figures represented.

Curator:  Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN. An exhibition catalogue of New Eyes Every Time is available for sale from MOSTYN shop from February 2021. 

DIGITAL PROGRAMME Autumn 2020:

QUEER IS NOT A LABEL
23 November – 28 November 2020

QUEER IS NOT A LABEL, is a series of six online performances to be published here on MOSTYN’s website, and on our Instagram channel at 6pm (GMT) daily from 23rd to 28th November 2020.  

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www.mostyn.org/event/queer-not-label

Supported by Fluxus Art Projects.

QUEER IS NOT A LABEL is a series of events at the crossroads between art, music and performance, initiated and founded in Paris in 2019 by Kévin Blinderman (artist, curator) and Paul-Alexandre Islas (artist, sex worker, DJ), that supports and celebrates radical gender-questioning artists. For this collaboration with MOSTYN, the series includes online performances by Noemi, DJ Fingerblast, Nuh Peace, Bunny Intonamorous, Neurokill, and TRISTAN.

LUMIN RADIO: LOCAL 37
7, 14, 21 December 2020

MOSTYN presents Local 37, a three-part radio series developed in collaboration with LUMIN, an artist-run radio and publisher led by Sadia Pineda Hameed and Beau W Beakhouse.

LUMIN image

www.mostyn.org/event/lumin-radio-local-37

This project was made possible through funding from the Arts Council of Wales’s National Lottery Fund.

The radio series will be broadcast weekly on 7th, 14th and 21st December 2020 at 6pm GMT and will be hosted here on MOSTYN’s website. A full line-up of contributors will be announced shortly.

Local 37 is a fictional underground radio station transmitting dialogue and strategies for the artist as worker. Inspired by the Filipino Labour Union founded in the US in 1933, later called ‘Local 37’, and Carlos Bulosan’s short text ‘The Writer as Worker’, this radio series inhabits the intersections of creation, transmission, and anti-colonial and working-class collectivisation. Local 37 is a manifesto for the artist, building ‘a world of mutual cooperation, mutual protection, mutual love.’

MOSTYN new exhibition season opening: Camille Blatrix + Women’s Art Society II + Thomas Goddard

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 17, 2015

MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
Wales, UK

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

Opening event: Friday 17 July, 6:30pm

 

Camille Blatrix: No School

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18 July–1 November 2015

Camille Blatrix
No School
With Dorothée Loriquet & François Blatrix
Hosted in a show by Camille Blatrix 
Scenography by Camille Blin
Galleries 4 & 5

In 2014, Blatrix was awarded the prestigious Prix d’entreprise Ricard, which annually gives a monetary prize to an emerging French artist whose work has been exhibited at the Foundation’s space in Paris. For the 16th edition of the award, the Foundation wished to honour the artist with a solo show outside France. The exhibition in MOSTYN, a UK premiere, presents entirely new work by the artist and responds to his visit to the town of Llandudno in 2014. For the show, Blatrix has invited his parents Dorothée Loriquet (a ceramicist) and François Blatrix (formerly an artist) to present their own work alongside his own, hosted within a scenography developed by Camille Blin. The exhibition discusses the role of biography, influence, upbringing and artistic career, setting the tone for MOSTYN’s ongoing Conversation Series, a sequence of shows that brings together exhibitions in conversation.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director) and produced by MOSTYN, Wales UK and Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris with further support by Fluxus Art Projects. An illustrated, limited edition artist book will accompany the exhibition, featuring essays by Camille Blatrix and Alfredo Cramerotti. Contact shop@mostyn.org to order.

#NoSchool
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Women’s Art Society II
18 July–1 November 2015

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Women’s Art Society II
Galleries 2 & 3
Participating artists: Cornelia Baltes, Sol Calero, Ditte Gantriis, Lydia Gifford, May Hands, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Shani Rhys James, Caragh Thuring & a historical presentation of artefacts and images.

Women’s Art Society II is the fifth in a series of exhibitions reflecting on the rich heritage and history of the gallery building. The show is a sequel to the first Women’s Art Society exhibition in 2013, which took as its starting point the gallery’s founding in 1901 as the first art space in the world built specifically to house the work of female artists, in this case the work of the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society. Women’s Art Society II continues the spirit of the original Ladies’ Art Society, inviting nine internationally active female artists to introduce work in the gallery space over 100 years on. In part, a survey of the discipline of painting today, the works display a range of approaches, styles and conceptual concerns, and point to painting’s continued relevance. The work of contemporary artists will be shown alongside a historical element, which examines the local art scene leading up to the formation of both the Royal Cambrian Academy and the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society (GLAS).

This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr (MOSTYN Visual Arts Programme Curator) and produced by MOSTYN, Wales UK. An illustrated publication will accompany the exhibition featuring a curatorial essay and texts on the participating artists by Adam Carr, a foreword-text by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director) and texts on the historical research process by Jane Matthews (MOSTYN Engagement Manager). Contact shop@mostyn.org to order.

#WomensArtSociety2
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Thomas Goddard
Be More Brando
18 July–8 November 2015

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Thomas Goddard
Be More Brando
Gallery 6 Uprisings
Be More Brando is a new installation work by Thomas Goddard comprising a film, wall piece, sculpture, text and a limited edition print exploring the mythology surrounding American actor, Marlon Brando. In using his archive of compiled Brando impersonations to uncover the truth behind a global phenomenon, this work is part of the artist’s research into the nature of truth.

Thomas Goddard is based in Swansea and received the 2015 Creative Wales award, as well as the 2015 Artist in Residence at Standpoint Futures in London.

This exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director) and produced by MOSTYN, Wales UK with the support by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. A booklet accompanies the exhibition and features texts by Thomas Goddard and Alfredo Cramerotti. Contact: shop@mostyn.org to order.

#BeMoreBrando #Gallery6
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Continuing
We’ve Got Mail II in Gallery1, until 1 November

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MOSTYN’s audience development programme, History Series 2014–17, is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Grant and Heritage Lottery Fund.

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