alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

IKT 2020 Virtual Meeting “Sustainable Curating in Corona Times”

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 17, 2020

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While the annual IKT Congress had to be postponed due to the pandemic, IKT resolved to organize a virtual gathering to connect with its members and the public at large during these challenging times. Over a period of 3 hours each day, we will hear from a diverse group of IKT members who will share their stories, experiences and best practices developed over the past few months; as well as from key note speakers and panelists exploring sustainable practices in our collective curatorial endeavors.

TheIKT Virtual Meeting 2020 is free and open to IKT members as well as to the general public, however mandatory registration is required.

Please find here the detailed program to the IKT 2020 Virtual Meeting.

Giant Step 4 – Critical Regionalism: Eindhoven as a Common Ground

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 2, 2012

Saturday 3rd November

16.30 – 17.00

Alfredo Cramerotti – Director MOSTYN – Closing Remarks on the Concept of Model

The Giant Step project aims to discover the place of institutions within contemporary culture. It involves two internationally established institutions, Van Abbemuseum and MOSTYN I Wales, and two that are less rigidly institutional, vessel (Italy) and Galeria Labirynt (Poland). The goal of the project is to establish what roles institutions can play in the cultural production of a specific area that responds to the needs of the area itself. This fourth and final workshop will be held at the Van Abbemuseum.

Alfredo Cramerotti’s “Closing Remarks on the Concept of Model” for Giant Step 4 will consider the Van Abbemuseum’s location in Eindhoven, in the North Brabant region of the Netherlands as the starting point of Giant Step 4: Critical Regionalism – Exploring the Gap Between the Local and the International.

Aiming to expose the diverse network of cultural producers working in the area, the conference will investigate the relationship between the local arts community and the international contemporary art museum.




Alfredo Cramerotti: Aesthetic Journalism. Public talk at Villa delle Rose, Bologna

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on July 4, 2011

Alfredo Cramerotti: Aesthetic Journalism

Public talk at Villa delle Rose

Via Saragozza 228-230, 40135 Bologna, Italy

Thursday 7 July 2011, 7 pm

As part of the Studio of Ælia Media, a project by Pablo Helguera, winner of the International Award for Participatory Art, Alfredo Cramerotti will present his research about aesthetic journalism and the consequences for artistic practices.


Alfredo Cramerotti’s curatorial approach does not consist in creating (new) “knowledge” about something, but in sharpening the existing ways of production and circulation of knowledge. That means he encourages artists to create relations of mutual influence with other systems that govern or facilitate our life, like mass media, science, law, architecture and other activities and planning methods. It means to constantly change the perception of society with artistic means. In one of his recent projects, the European biennial of contemporary art Manifest 8 that took place in the Region Murcia in Spain, Alfredo opened a space for information exchange for the participating artists, a suspicious and spiteful terrain compared with the “certainties” of art.

During his conversation at Villa delle Rose, Alfredo will cast light on this kind of approach, from the concept to the realization, and he will invite the audience to discuss the modalities of hybrid practices which – like bio-politics, development of sustainability, virtual reality and other processes that sum up various disciplines – recreate individual and society on an everyday base.
Alfredo Cramerotti is Senior Curator at QUAD art, film and media centre in Derby, UK and is Editor of Critical Photography at Intellect Books. Among his recent research and curatorial activity: Manifesta 8 European Biennial of contemporary art, Region of Murcia, Spain; FORMAT International Photography Festival’s Conference Derby, UK; Fellowship Art Theory and Criticism Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Innsbruck, Austria; CPS Chamber of Public Secrets, art & media production unit; AGM Culture, roaming curatorial agency.

Cramerotti has curated more than sixty international exhibitions and multimedia projects, working on major shows of, among others, Ian Breakwell, Dinu Li, Daphne Wright, Bill Drummond and Jane & Louise Wilson. He has published in Brumaria, Nolens Volens, Manifesta Journal, MOLE, Esse Arts+Opinions, Altyazi, Journal of Media Cultural Politics, Transmission, Pages Magazine, and authored the books ‘Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform without Informing’ (2009) and ‘Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness’ (2010). Visiting Lecturer in numerous European Universities such as NTU Nottingham Trent University, University of Westminster London, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and ArtEZ/DAI Dutch Art Institute Arnhem.

International Award for Participatory Art
An initiative of the Legislative Assembly of the Region Emilia-Romagna, Italy
In collaboration with LaRete Art Projects and goodwill.

Ælia Media. A project by Pablo Helguera.
Realized together with: Emanuela Ascari, Katia Baraldi, Fedra Boscaro, Lorena Colantuono, Giorgia Dolfini, Vincenzo Estremo, Federica Falancia, Matteo Ferrari. Emanuele Girotti, Eléonore Grassi, Nathaniel Katz, Tihana Maravic, Marianna Mendozza, Stefano Miniato, Stefano Pasquini, Cinzia Pietribiasi, Linda Rigotti, Francesca Pizzo, Ennio Ruffolo, Anna Santomauro, Alessandra Saviotti, Daniela Spagna Musso, Annamaria Tina.

Curated by Julia Draganovic and Claudia Löffelholz.
Organization and coordination: Alice Militello and Federica Patti.

Press and communication: goodwillcom

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