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Derek Boshier & S Mark Gubb | Recent Press for MOSTYN Exhibitions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 3, 2019

Derek BoshierIt’s Only When the Tide Goes Out…
Selected works and ephemera 1976-2018

S Mark GubbThe Last Judgement
March 16–June 30, 2019

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The Guardian
Ravishing Riley, seaside celebrations and anti-Trump seesaws – the week in art
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Wales Arts Review!
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 YouTube
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North Wales TV
Exhibition Coverage on North Wales TV

MOSTYN: Launch of 2019 Summer Season of Exhibitions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 24, 2019

MOSTYN Open 21

13 July – 27 October 2019

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Exhibition opening event and announcement of winner of MOSTYN Open Award and Exhibition Award: 13th July 2019 from 4.00pm

SELECTED ARTISTS:
David Birkin, Rudi J.L. Bogaerts, John Bourne, Alexandre Camarao, Javier Chozas, Martyn Cross, Eugenia Cuellar, Jessie Edwards-Thomas, Sarah Entwistle, Expanded Eye, Julia R. Gallego, David Garner, Thomas Goddard, Oona Grimes, Georgia Hayes, Nick Hornby, Sooim Jeong, Nancy Jones, Adam Knight, Piotr Krzymowski, James Lewis, Neil McNally, Irene Montemurro, Anna Perach, Jessica Quinn, Ariel Reichman, William Roberts, Samantha Rosenwald, Klara Sedlo, Corinna Spencer, Chris Thompson, Richard Wathen, Paul Yore, Madalina Zaharia

Selected from over 750 submissions from across the globe, the 21st anniversary edition of this internationally significant exhibition presents over 30 artists working in disciplines including textiles, photography, painting, sculpture, installation and film and video.

A prize of £10,000 is awarded to the winner of the main prize, selected by the judging panel, with a further Audience Award of £1,000 granted to the artist who receives the most votes from visitors during the exhibition’s run. New, for MOSTYN Open 21, the ‘Exhibition Award‘ will award an exhibition at MOSTYN to the artist/collective that the selectors feel would most benefit at this point in their career.

SELECTORS
Jennifer Higgie, Editorial Director, Frieze, London;
Katerina Gregos, Independent Curator, Brussels;
Hannah Conroy, Co-Director and Curator, Kunstraum, London;
Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN.
The visiting public for the ‘Audience Award’

Elisabetta Benassi: EMPIRE

13 July – 27 October 2019

 

Elisabetta Benassi, Empire, 2018

 

Elisabetta Benassi‘s EMPIRE is an installation of terracotta bricks, hand-crafted in the UK from clay ranging in colour from red to black. The bricks are configured as a site-specific installation – the size, shape and appearance of each installation determined by its relationship to the setting; self-supporting structures assembled without mortar and in an intrinsically stable conformation. The work addresses the crux of the relationship between ancient spaces, archaeological heritage and the contemporary museum.

EMPIRE takes the basic building unit, the Roman brick, and transforms it with new symbolic and aesthetic meaning.

The work is exhibited for the first time in the UK at MOSTYN and at the Italian Institute of Culture before travelling to various venues in Rome.

 

 

In-sight 17

Helfa Gelf artists in our café

17 May – 29 September 2019
Jenny Ford - The midsummer moon rises

A new collection of work by artists from North Wales upstairs at MOSTYN, in partnership with Helfa Gelf Art Trail.

Catherine Bailey / Elizabeth Bolloten / Jenny Ford / Eleri Jones / Nerys Jones / Lucy Elizabeth Jones / Dave Roberts

The exhibition is curated by Barry Morris, MOSTYN. This showcase offers you a glimpse of Helfa Gelf Art Trail, Wales’s largest open studio event, which takes place across Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. We see this as a valuable opportunity for our visitors to experience some of the exciting and diverse work being produced in the region.

 

 

Ann Bridges

The Welcome

8 June – 29 September 2019
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Inspired by her travels to India, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand, Ann Bridges fills her sketchbooks with colourful observational drawings of textiles, food, flowers, animals, objects and moments in time. These visual diaries are then developed into beautiful print-based images.

Each piece is unique, usually produced in a small series combining an eye for detail with an imaginative interpretation. Using monoprint techniques, oil based printmaking inks are applied to the picture surface using small rollers and hand cut stencils to define areas of the composition.

Prints are for sale framed or unframed, and the Collectorplan scheme allows you to spread the cost of your purchases over 12 months interest free.

 

 

Portffolio Student Exhibition

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4 June – 14 July 2019

What is Portffolio?

MOSTYN’S Portffolio programme is an Arts Council Wales funded initiative for young people with a passion for the visual arts. Aimed at students in Conwy aged between 14 and 18, the programme sets out to nurture and support more able and talented students. Experienced artists from a range of disciplines will share their work and help you develop your skills in exploring materials and techniques you may not have used before. There will be opportunities for you to discuss your work and develop your personal portfolio. Experienced artists from a range of disciplines will share their work and help you develop your skills in exploring materials and techniques you may not have used before. There will be opportunities for you to discuss your work and develop your personal portfolio.

 

More information on exhibitions at MOSTYN here.

Recent Press |Spring 2019 at MOSTYN

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on June 25, 2019

Louisa Gagliardi: Under the Weather

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Louisa Gagliardi, “Sip and Stare”, 2017, Courtesy the artist and Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels.

My Art Guides | Louisa Gagliardi: Under the Weather
17.11.2018

 

Josephine Meckseper

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ARTnews Today | Consumer Report: Josephine Meckaseper
07.02.2019

 

She Sees The Shadows

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Wales Arts Review | Exhibition | She Sees the Shadows (Oriel MOSTYN)
17.07.18

DEADLINE EXTENDED| MOSTYN Open 21: call for submissions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 17, 2019

MOSTYN open call

MOSTYN Open 21: call for submissions
Deadline: March 18, 2019

Since its inception in 1989, the MOSTYN Open has nurtured and presented the talent of established and emergent contemporary artists internationally.

The exhibition of selected works takes place at MOSTYN, with a cash prize of GBP 10,000 awarded to a single artist or collective. In addition, the ‘Audience Award’ grants a cash prize of GBP 1,000 to those who receive the most votes from visitors during the exhibition.

New, for MOSTYN Open 21, the Exhibition Award will award an exhibition at MOSTYN to the artist/collective that the selectors feel would most benefit at this point in their career.

The confirmed selectors for MOSTYN Open 21 are: Jennifer Higgie, Editorial Director, Frieze, London; Katerina Gregos, Independent Curator, Brussels; Hannah Conroy, Co-Director and Curator, Kunstraum, London; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN. And of course, the visiting public for the “Audience Award.”

www.mostyn.org/open21

MOSTYN Spring Exhibition Season

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 17, 2019

 

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Derek Boshier, Guadalupe Mountains, 2017. © the artist. Courtesy of Gazelli Art House.

Derek BoshierIt’s Only When the Tide Goes Out… 
Selected works and ephemera 1976-2018
S Mark GubbThe Last Judgement
March 16–June 30, 2019

Artists Talking: March 16, 2:30–3:30pm, Derek Boshier & S Mark Gubb will be in conversation with Chris Fite-Wassilak
Exhibition preview: March 16, 4–6pm

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

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MOSTYN, Wales UK is pleased to present two new exhibitions “In Conversation” by Los Angeles based Derek Boshier and Cardiff based S Mark Gubb.

The gallery’s ongoing “In Conversation” series brings together two solo exhibitions and presents the dialogue, collaboration or similarity in exploring themes that can occur between artists. This iteration, which stems from a chance introduction through a mutual friend between Derek Boshier and S Mark Gubb, takes the series a step further with Gubb co-curating the exhibition by Boshier in collaboration with MOSTYN Director, Alfredo Cramerotti.

Derek Boshier, who first came to prominence as part of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s, is also known for his work with cultural icons such as The Clash and David Bowie.

The exhibition includes a range of drawings, paintings, prints and videos, along with lesser-known photographic and sculptural works, and ephemera from the artist’s personal collection. Through this broad collection of works and artefacts, the exhibition reveals how Boshier’s creativity steps beyond the studio or gallery space. Containing works from the last four decades of the artist’s career, presented here is a never before seen portrait of an artist whose own work he has described as “art that’s political, not political art.”

The exhibition also includes works and archive photographs made in the 1970s when Boshier lived in the Welsh village of Llangadfan.

Taking Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting of the same name as a starting point and reference,The Last Judgement by S Mark Gubb includes a range of new and existing sculptural works exhibited as an installation.

The exhibition builds on Gubb’s long-standing use of popular culture and history in his work, along with his interest in historical paranoias, created by things such as The Cold War, and in our ability as individuals to influence the world around us, for better or for worse. As part of his research for The Last Judgement, Gubb revisited classic works from art history such as Goya’s “Black Paintings,” key works by Hieronymous Bosch and works by the acclaimed Welsh artist, Edgar Herbert Thomas, the latter a great-great uncle by marriage.

To accompany the season a combined catalogue, funded by the University of Worcester, will be produced containing a new essay by Jonathan Griffin.

Derek Boshier’s exhibition is thanks to generous support of Colwinston Charitable Trust and the assistance of Gazelli Art House, London. S Mark Gubb’s exhibition is supported by the Arts Council of Wales

www.mostyn.org/future-exhibitions

Alfredo Cramerotti: In and around and about contemporary art

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 12, 2019
Monday 11 February 2019
15:00 – 16:00

Alfredo Cramerotti: In and around and about contemporary art

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Nick Whitehead Theatre
Wrexham

Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, will talk about his career as a Curator, the current programme, including the Open 21 exhibition, and future plans for Wales’ foremost contemporary art gallery.

Alfredo Cramerotti is a cultural entrepreneur, writer, curator and broadcaster. Alfredo is the Director of MOSTYN Wales; Head Curator of APT Global–Artist Pension Trust; and Associate Curator of CCANW (Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World).

See more information and the programme’s full timetable here. 

 

MOSTYN Open 21 | Call for Submissions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 5, 2019

MOSTYN open call

Deadline |  4 March 2019

MOSTYN, Wales UK is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the 21st anniversary edition of the MOSTYN Open contemporary art exhibition, to be shown from July 2019.

£10,000 Prize
Audience Award: £1,000                                                                                                                The NEW ‘Exhibition Award’ will award an exhibition at MOSTYN to the artist/collective that the selectors feel would most benefit at this point in their career.

Confirmed selectors for MOSTYN Open 21:

Jennifer Higgie, Editorial Director, Frieze, London
Katerina Gregos, Independent Curator, Brussels
Hannah Conroy, Co-Director and Curator, Kunstraum, London                                   Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN
And, of course, the visiting public for the ‘Audience Award’.

For more details regarding key dates and submission process, please visit: https://www.mostyn.org/open21

MOSTYN: Recent Press Coverage 2018

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 29, 2018

MOSTYN x DRAF Exhibition | Adam Carr and Olivia Lehay in Conversation

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View full videos for Adam Carr and Olivia Lehay here

www.davidrobertsartfoundation.com

 

Alfredo Cramerotti, Mike Perry and Shezad Dawood in Conversation | MOSTYN

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View the full video here

MOSTYN Feature| Daily Post

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Read the full feature here

Art & Science Lecture Series | MOSTYN

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Art, Aesthetics, Architecture and Algae
a talk by Professor David Thomas – School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University
to accompany Shezad Dawood’s ‘Leviathan’
MOSTYN, Wales UK
June 2018
View the full video here

MOSTYN: Autumn 2018 Exhibition Season

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 15, 2018

November 17, 2018–March 3, 2019

Opening: November 17, 4–6pm

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

 

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Josephine Meckseper

Galleries 4 & 5

One of the foremost female artists of her generation working today, German born and New York based artist Josephine Meckseper melds the aesthetic language of modernism with the formal language of commercial display, combining them with her own images and film footage of historical undercurrents and political protest movements. Throughout her installations and vitrines, by simultaneously exposing and encasing common signifiers, such as advertisements, and everyday objects, next to abstract paintings and sculptures she creates a window into the collective unconscious of our time.

At the core of the exhibition will be a mirrored vitrine, and a set of glass, acrylic sheeting and stainless steel sculptures, along with two dimensional and film work.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, and is supported by The Colwinston Charitable Trust. It is the first solo exhibition in Wales for the artist.

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Louisa Gagliardi
Under the Weather

Gallery 3

Switzerland born and Zurich based artist Louisa Gagliardi pulls apart the construction of an image, and of our society, in a digital age, while appearing to explore the codes and history of painting. Her works pose questions around ideas of figure and ground, flatness and depth. Working digitally initially—using a freehand digital illustration tool—her pieces are later seemingly translated into paintings. Although brushstrokes might seem apparent, her works are digitally printed, replacing paint for printing ink, canvas for PVC and traditional lacquer for a gel material—mediums that are perhaps more at home with the advertising industry than they are with weighty history of painting. As a whole, the appearance of her pieces is caught in a state between human and machine, reflecting the confused, surreal tone of much of the images and worlds she portrays.

Presenting both new and existing works, this exhibition places a spotlight on the defining factors of Gagliardi’s practice, which has also turned to the location of the gallery itself for inspiration. In various ways, the works explore the urban environment and the countryside, and the conflict that can arise between the two. Dissatisfaction and the inability to be content in the present moment are recurring themes distilled into representations of urban and natural settings.

This exhibition has been curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN, and is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia,

 

This exhibition has been curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN, and is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia,

Both exhibitions by Josephine Meckseper and Louisa Gagliardi are part of the Conversation Series, a sequence of two solo exhibitions at MOSTYN that brings together two solo exhibitions and presents the dialogue, collaboration or similarity in exploring themes that can occur between artists.

Both exhibitions by Josephine Meckseper and Louisa Gagliardi are part of the Conversation Series, a sequence of two solo exhibitions at MOSTYN that brings together two solo exhibitions and presents the dialogue, collaboration or similarity in exploring themes that can occur between artists.

In Addition

Participating artists from July 2018:
Nina Beier, Sol Calero, Shezad Dawood, Gabriele de Santis, Diango Hernández, Alek O., Jonathan Monk, Simon Dybbroe Møller and Marinella Senatore
Gallery 2

Each participating artist has produced work using paper and has been asked to reconsider the traditional model of producing an edition, where each version of a work is identical. Although appearing formally similar, each In Addition piece will offer deviations and nuances that set apart each edition as a unique work, thereby playing with ideas of the original, the copy and work made in series.

MOSTYN is a charity registered in the UK and proceeds from the sales of the editions will be invested back into the gallery’s exhibition and engagement programme.

This project has been curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN.

 

Please find more information here.

Curatorial School Malta | Guest Speaker: Alfredo Cramerotti: Curating and Contemporary Art as Social Practices

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on September 3, 2018

Curatorial School Malta

September 2018

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Alfredo Cramerotti: Curating and Contemporary Art as Social Practices

What I do as a curator is to develop and present statements through the combination of works of art and/or artistic practices that, in my view, ‘connect the dots’ about this or that social, cultural, political or aesthetics matter.

In this context, I have found myself working in a pattern of modes. Sometimes taking a more authorial role and developing concepts and frameworks, some others becoming a conduit for ideas not mine, but translated and transformed by the visual authors. Some other times, facilitating what was already there, and simply heightening the impact or making sure the audience’s experience was in focus. Thus, as a curator, the work undertaken is less about the “what” and more about the “how”.

 

PART ONE

Keynote: “Conditional Readiness” The Curator and Artist as Social Shaper.

Abstract:

The main idea to discuss is that what a cultural practice does through the audience’s simultaneous experiences shifts from what is represented and originally intended, to a relational-driven form of interaction. This contact stabilizes, only temporarily, a form of mediation that triggers provisional meaning.

We can roughly equate the agency of art with being prepared for something, a “conditional readiness” (MacKay 1969), which implies that one’s understanding of a message is not limited to what to do (in response to it), but is expanded to include what one is ready to do if certain circumstances arise; more an unconscious preparation for an exploration rather than a conscious setting off for a journey.

Meaning is produced neither by the ‘sender’ nor by the ‘receiver’ of the message; it is formed by a readiness to relate to external factors, in terms of ‘performability.’ The agency of art (both in its making and its curating state) therefore arises less from the act of contextualizing and interpreting what we see, and more from the internalized suggestions for possible actions to take; what this performance fosters is a context where we interpret and ‘make sense’ of artistic acts by what they do, the functional aspect.

Examples include a presentation of a few artistic and/or curatorial practices delivered by Cramerotti such as the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennial 2013 and MOSTYN’s History Series Audience Development Programme 2014-17; and artist’s work such as that of Fernando Garcia-Dory, Sarah Pierce, Wochenklausur, the Craftivism movement initiated by Sarah Corbett, Assemble, and others.

 

PART TWO

Workshop: The Social, Humanitarian, Historical, Scientific as Art.

Day 1 – Participants are invited to develop and present to the group their answers to a set of questions, such as: What does beauty has to do with, for instance, climate change, migration, mental or physical conditions? What is our understanding of aesthetics in relation to ethics? How do we tackle social themes that lend themselves awkwardly to a presentation in the (critical) visual realm?

Day 2 – Starting with case studies such as the Maldives Pavilion and other experiences by the participants, the group will relate their respective projects and highlight what worked and what did not, and why.

Day 3 & Day 4– Based on the brief proposals sent in advance, participants are invited to present to the group their next project plan (exhibition, residency, online platform, public programme, architectural or design commission, educational initiative, symposium, workshop, etc.). This will be a practical, project management-focused ‘tool kit’ that can be used to refine their specific plans.

Day 5 – Alternative scenarios: Could each participant’s project be produced somehow else? Is its digital platform following the concept and the execution, or preceding it? Is the range of artworks / artists / partners / speakers leading to unexplored territories or consolidating an prefigured approach?

More information here.

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