alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

JOB VACANCY at MOSTYN: Curator of Visual Arts

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on April 19, 2019

 

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Curator of Visual Arts at MOSTYN, Wales, UK

We are seeking an ambitious and talented individual to join the team and lead the curatorial programming at MOSTYN, Wales UK, working with Director, Alfredo Cramerotti, and the wider gallery team, to create a stimulating high-quality exhibition offer to our audiences and online community.

We require someone familiar with the functioning, both financially and content-wise, of the international contemporary art world and its connections, able to discuss and mediate complex themes and concepts in a clear and easily understandable way to local, national and international audiences.

A wide network of contacts, and a far-reaching approach and ambition is essential.

£30k pa (pro rata) £24k for 30 hours per week
Application deadline: 5pm Monday 27th May 2019

For job description and application details please visit
https://www.mostyn.org/news/job-vacancy-curator-visual-arts

 

MOSTYN new exhibition season | Marinella Senatore: The School of Narrative Dance and Other Surprising Things / Camille Henrot, FORT, Meirion Ginsberg : The School of Art, Science & Technical Classes / GALLERY 6 Uprisings: Sïan Rees Astley

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 19, 2016

MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary visual arts centre, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions, May 21–September 17, 2016

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Marinella Senatore
The School of Narrative Dance and Other Surprising Things
Galleries 2 & 3

MOSTYN, Wales UK proudly presents the first solo exhibition in a British institution by Marinella Senatore. The exhibition will present a selection of the artist’s work from 2009 to today, in a renewed form of installation which will enable visitor participation and active engagement.

A special focus will be dedicated to The School of Narrative Dance, an ongoing, touring project founded by the artist in 2013 which has received wide acclaim from the public in over ten countries around the world.

For the first time it will also present, in its original idea, RE:VERB—a multi-layered work consisting of seven videos intended for television broadcast, made with the people of Llandudno during the artist’s residency in North Wales in 2015. This work was commissioned by CALL, and made possible by the collaborative initiative and financial support of the Arts Council Wales Ideas:People:Places grant and Mostyn Estates Ltd.

The exhibition is accompanied by an Open Call for contributions to ESTMAN RADIO, an ongoing “self-service” online radio station which takes up residence in MOSTYN’s Gallery 2.

In addition, Marinella Senatore’s video piece The School of Narrative Dance will be showing concurrently on a media wall in Milan’s Corso Como 15 from May 20 until 31, as part of a joint partnership between MOSTYN and Poincaré Investment Ltd. The partnership also sees the presentation of a new video work by ciriaca + erre from May 1 until 19.

The exhibition, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN) and related public programme is supported by CALL and Poincaré Investments Ltd.

#MOSTYNnarrativedance

The School of Art, Science & Technical Classes
A school featuring solo exhibitions by Camille Henrot, FORT, Meirion Ginsberg and a historical presentation

Galleries 4, 5, Studio

The School of Art, Science & Technical Classes takes as its point of departure the use of MOSTYN’s building as an art gallery and educational establishment from 1903 to 1912. Some of the subjects on offer included life drawing, light & shade drawing, brushwork, geometrical drawing, woodcarving, metalwork, dressmaking, elocution, music, French and shorthand. The classes were supplemented by lectures on associated subjects.

Some 100 years on, new “classes” have been curated with solo exhibitions by Camille Henrot, FORT and Meirion Ginsberg. An additional room will survey the time of the original art school and its links to the present, along with a history of a number of local schools. The exhibition is part of the “History Series” at MOSTYN and is the seventh exhibition in the series.

The three artists have been chosen for their international relevance and mastery, or emergence and promise, in the respective disciplines of the classes, which are “brush drawing” (Camille Henrot), “metalwork” (FORT) and “light and shade” (Meirion Ginsberg). Arguably the original terms are outdated and have been replaced by new definitions, or have been co-opted by a more general term “Contemporary Art.” Paradoxically, however, they offer new ways of seeing and interpreting the work in display—in the same way that the “History Series” uses the past to establish new pathways for understanding society today.

This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN). The historical presentation is brought together in collaboration with Jane Matthews (Engagement Manager/Research MOSTYN) and Richard Cynan Jones (Operations and Facilities/Research, MOSTYN).

#MOSTYNSchool / #HistorySeries

GALLERY 6: Uprisings: Sïan Rees Astley

Gallery 6 is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting—nationally or internationally. The final exhibition of the programme is by Sïan Rees Astley, born 1992 and based on Anglesey, and a recent graduate from Coleg Menai in Bangor, North Wales.

Sïan Rees Astley’s work makes wide use of everyday materials, often those produced for the domestic space. Her work positions the process of its making at its core, and heightens the sense of time spent working with the materials. A key element of the work is repetition, used throughout, and which sometimes renders the materials used beyond recognition, only apparent by way of the work’s captions.

This exhibition, curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN), will present new work made in response to the space.

 

About MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
Located in Llandudno, North Wales (UK), MOSTYN is the leading publicly funded contemporary visual art centre in Wales, serving as a forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary life through international contemporary art and curatorial practice. Through exhibitions, learning programmes, lectures, symposia and publications, MOSTYN plays an active role in discussing contemporary culture in Wales, the UK, and beyond. To be kept up to date with MOSTYN’s new programme, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing lin@mostyn.org.

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

www.mostyn.org

 

 

MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions: Irma Blank, Amalia Pica, Sean Edwards, Laura Reeves and Gallery 1 / Cylch

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 12, 2014

Who needs the Guggenheim when you’ve got MOSTYN? Interview with MOSTYN Director, Alfredo Cramerotti on Museums Journal

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on June 25, 2013

Who needs the Guggenheim when you’ve got MOSTYN?

Museums Journal
by Simon Stephens
18.06.2013

A recent article in The Guardian by former Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price argued that it made sense to develop a Guggenheim outpost in Wales.

After a recent visit to MOSTYN, a contemporary art gallery in Llandudno in north Wales, it seems to me that developing a Guggenheim in Wales makes no sense at all.

The idea for a Welsh Guggenheim came after Finland rejected plans for a Guggenheim in its capital Helsinki. Some of the concerns centred on the costs of developing and running the gallery. These worries could also apply to Wales.

Also, one of the locations suggested for a Guggenheim was Swansea, where the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will reopen next year following a £6m redevelopment. The Guggenheim Foundation was not keen anyway so it seems the idea is dead in the water.

I went to MOSTYN to interview its Italian-born director Alfredo Cramerotti. Under his leadership, the gallery is combining an international exhibition programme with support for the contemporary art scene in Wales through initiatives such as the Artes Mundi visual arts exhibition and prize.

The gallery is also part of a £5m arts programme for under-25s funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

And Cramerotti hopes to address local concerns by using artists to interpret the history of the MOSTYN building, which started life in 1901 as a gallery for female artists then went through various other uses (a world war one drill hall and a piano showroom among them) before reopening as a gallery in 1979 following a campaign by a group that included the artist Kyffin Williams.

MOSTYN added an impressive extension by Ellis Williams Architects that opened in 2010. The gallery now gets about 80,000 visitors a year – and that’s in a town with 18,000 residents.

I came away from Llandudno thinking what Wales needs is another couple of MOSTYNS, not a Guggenheim.

MOSTYN: We are recruiting

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on June 20, 2013

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MOSTYN, Llandudno is seeking applications for the posts of Commercial Manager, Programme Officer and  Programme Co-ordinator, Young People.
Further details are available at http://www.mostyn.org/en/jobs

If you would like to apply for any of the positions, please send or email a CV and covering letter to: brian@mostyn.org
MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1AB, UK.

Deadline for applications is: Monday 1st July 2013.

GROUNDBREAKING ARTS AWARD FOR MOSTYN

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 18, 2012

MOSTYN in Llandudno has been selected, along with four other UK art galleries, to receive major funding to initiate a far reaching and ambitious programme for young people in North Wales. This welcome funding will allow the gallery to develop a sustainable plan to engage with and involve young people across the region over the next four years.

The award, announced last week at Tate Modern in London, is part of a £5m national arts programme for the under 25s entitled ‘Circuit’- funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and will be rolled out through selected galleries in the ‘Plus Tate’ network. Circuit aims to reach 80,000 young people aged 15-25, over four years. It will provide opportunities for young people, particularly those with least access to the arts – such as those living in rural areas – to participate and shape their own cultural experiences.

At MOSTYN the programme will enable young people to actively design, develop and deliver a range of innovative projects, using the arts as a catalyst for their own learning and that of their peers. These projects will encourage participation, develop excellence and build confidence in young people from a wide range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds.

Made up of four strands, the programme will include:

  • Peer-led programme for young people;
  • Sustained work with local youth organisations;
  • Online and digital engagement;
  • Young people’s arts festival in North Wales

Director of MOSTYN, Alfredo Cramerotti, said:

“I’m really excited about the prospect of bringing young people closer to the possibilities of contemporary art.  Our goal is to open up many debates on contemporary life, and art is a fantastic channel through which to do this, especially with younger generations.  The place of contemporary art is to help make sense of everyday life so full marks to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Tate for providing this opportunity.”

The award builds upon existing work done at MOSTYN with the MOSTYN Ninjas – an art programme for young people aged 11-13, and funded by Plus Tate. The group meets on a regular basis to plan activities and arrange exciting events for other young people inspired by the exhibitions at MOSTYN.

Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate said: “Cultural organisations play a vital role in encouraging young people to use their imaginations and to express themselves. We can achieve much more working collectively than we can in isolation. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has made an extraordinary gesture by giving £5M to support this national network of galleries and young people. Circuit will spark a long-term transformation in the way young people engage with art.”

Jane Hamlyn, Chair of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, said: “As part of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s 25th anniversary, we are making some significant gifts to organisations we know well, and that we know are able to deliver impact through the work that they do. We are delighted to be supporting Circuit, as a national youth initiative, working through a group of fantastic organisations including Tate, with high ambitions for reaching and opening up the arts to so many young people in the UK.”

Six organisations are involved in Circuit. Alongside Tate are five national partners selected from the Plus Tate network: firstsite, Colchester; MOSTYN, Llandudno North Wales; Nottingham Contemporary; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; and Wysing Arts Centre in collaboration with Kettle’s Yard, Cambridgeshire. All four Tate galleries will be involved: Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St Ives (working closely with Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange).

Reviews of Fernando Garcia-Dory’s exhibition in MOSTYN on Art Monthly & Daily Post

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 8, 2012

Art Monthy

November 2012

by Chris Fite-Wassilak

 

Daily Post

November 2012

Andrew Forgrave

Fernando Garcia-Dory & Radovan Kraguly exhibitions review on the BBC Wales website

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 7, 2012

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.

 

 

 

Exhibitionist: The week’s art shows in pictures on the Guardian Guide

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 15, 2012

Exhibitionist: The week’s art shows in pictures

From Fernando García-Dory and Radovan Kraguly’s study of dairy farming in Llandudno to existential photography in London, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out what’s happening in art around the country.

Fernando García-Dory And Radovan Kraguly, Llandudno

It’s about time the 76-year-old Yugoslavia-born Radovan Kraguly’s aesthetically subtle and thematically powerful art gained wider recognition, and these two shows might just do the job. Kraguly’s The Milky Way (starts 20 Oct) is an installation that tackles ecological concerns by focusing on dairy farming. Kraguly intensifies the focus to such an extent that the theme seems as vital and primal as humankind’s dysfunctional relationship with all of nature. In tribute, Fernando García-Dory, who is less than half Kraguly’s age, has built a dairy museum scaled-up from the master’s drawing and members of the local young farmers clubs have been invited to contribute their experiences.

Oriel Mostyn, to 6 Jan

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A Dairy Museum, by Fernando Garcia-Dory

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