Curatorview [Alfredo Cramerotti]

The Plowman’s Lunch @ Beacon Art Project, Friday 22 June 2012

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on June 25, 2012

Visibility and Invisibility: Audience, Artist and Curator
Reading Room & Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, Lincoln LN5 0HW

Food, conversation and debate were shared with guest speakers Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain and Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of Mostyn, Wales. The programme for the day was structured around the lunch with questions before and answers after, incorporating contributions from two artists previously commissioned by Beacon, Doug Fishbone and Kelly Large.

Alfredo Cramerotti is a writer, curator, editor and artist working across a variety of media such as TV, radio, publishing, internet, media festivals, photography, writing and exhibition curating. He directs Mostyn, Wales’ largest and leading contemporary art centre, co-directs AGM Culture, roaming curatorial agency and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets, media & art production unit (co-curator of Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Region of Murcia, Spain, 2010). He is Research Scholar at the European Centre for Photography Research, University of Wales, Newport, Visiting Lecturer in various European Universities among others NTU Nottingham Trent University, University of Westminster, HEAD Geneva and DAI Dutch Arts Institute, and Editor of the Critical Photography book series by Intellect Books. His own publications include the book Aesthetic Journalism: How to inform without informing (2009) and Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness (2010).

Penelope Curtis In 1988 Penelope Curtis joined the new Tate Gallery Liverpool as Exhibitions Curator. In 1994 she moved to the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, where as Curator, she was responsible for a programme of historical and contemporary sculpture exhibitions, collections building in sculpture and archive, and research activity including events, fellowships and publications. She has written widely on 20th-century British sculpture, on European art and architecture of the inter-war years, and on many contemporary sculptors including Thomas Schűtte, Gerard Byrne and Isa Genzken. She is author of Sculpture 1900-1945: After Rodin (OUP, 1999) and Patio and Pavilion: The place of sculpture in Modern Architecture (Ridinghouse, 2007) and has recently curated Modern British Sculpture at the Royal Academy, London. Penelope Curtis became Director of Tate Britain in April 2010.

The Plowman’s Lunch aim is to develop and lead on new and fresh ways of thinking about curatorial and artistic practices. Practices that acknowledge the particularities of the rural contexts within which Beacon’s operates but at the same time also acknowledge their relevance to mainstream practices.

Each Plowman’s Lunch is ticketed with a maximum number of 35 attendees. The target audience are artists, academics, curators and other curious people in the East Midlands region and beyond. All participants will have the opportunity to contribute to, discuss and debate the theme of the Plowman’s Lunch. Each event is recorded and an edited transcript will be disseminated on Beacon’s website via podcasts and a pdf download.

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Acoustic Mirrors @ Zabludowicz Collection and Swiss Cottage Library, London, UK

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on February 2, 2012

Acoustic Mirrors

Zabludowicz Collection and Swiss Cottage Library, London, UK

04/02/12 & 05/02/12

‎/// How do we experience a work of art when we have not seen it? ///

Acoustic Mirrors invites diverse speakers and members of the public to reflect on the conceptual and physical distribution of art today. Acting as the focal point for the exhibition, the Charlie Woolley Radio Show will play host to guests including Lenka Clayton, Patrick Coyle, Alfredo Cramerotti, Michael Crowe, Doug Fishbone, Karen Di Franco, Sam Fenton-Elstone, Tom Godfrey, Seth Guy, James Harkin, Jaimie Hodgson, Homeland, Toby Huddlestone, Jeremy Hutchison, Kelly Large, Lisa Le Feuvre, Pierre Leguillon, Claudia Molitor, Garrett Phelan, Daniel Ploeger, Postworks, Aura Satz, and Christopher Kulendran Thomas, amongst others.

Audiences will be able to engage with the show live at the Zabludowicz Collection’s gallery in Chalk Farm or to listen remotely at Swiss Cottage Library and online at

Visitors will also be able to experience a selection of works from the Zabludowicz Collection through on-hand documentation that offers a unique way to access and navigate the collection.

Acoustic Mirrors is a weekend of events and live radio broadcasts organised by curators from the postgraduate programmes at the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths, University of London.

OPENING /// Friday 3 February, 6-10pm

LIVE BROADCAST CONTINUES /// Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 February, 12-6pm


Zabludowicz Collection, 76 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT. Phone 020 7428 8940

Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Road, London NW3 3HA. Phone 020 7974 4001


Friday 3rd February

18.00 – Introduction to Acoustic Mirrors

18.25 – Christopher Kulendran Thomas: The Future, Art beyond the Contemporary

18.40 – Gil Leung in conversation.

19.20 – Christopher Thomas with Paul Peroni

19.30 – Patrick Coyle

20.00 – Christopher Thomas with LuckyPDF

20.10 – Charlie Woolley

20.50 – Christopher Thomas with guests

21.00 – Surprise DJ!

21.25 – Christopher Thomas with guests

22.00 – Friday END

Saturday 4th February

12.00 – Introduction to Day

12.15 – Tom Godfrey

12.30 – Lisa Le Feuvre in conversation

13.00 – Sam Fenton – Elstone in conversation

13.30 – Michael Crowe & Lenka Clayton (Mysterious Letters)

14.00 – Alfredo Cramerotti

14.25 – Toby Huddlestone interruption

15.00 – Garrett Phelan

16.00 – Claudia Molitor

16.30 – Seth Guy

17.00 – Postworks in conversation

18.00 – Daily Recap

Sunday 5th February

12.00 – Introduction to day

12.30 – AND Publishing host The Piracy Project

13.00 – Doug Fishbone in conversation

13.30 – James Harkin in conversation

14.00 – Homeland

14.25 – Toby Huddlestone interruption

14.35 – Jeremy Hutchison in conversation

15.00 – Karen di Franco

16.00 – Aura Satz

16.30 – Daniel Ploeger

17.00 – Jaimie Hodgson Desert Islands Discs

17.45 – Highlights of the weekend

18.00 – END

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