alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

NEW SEASON at MOSTYN

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on July 4, 2017

MOSTYN Open 20


We are pleased to invite you and your guests to the opening of MOSTYN Open 20.

The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced.

FRIDAY 7 JULY 2017 – 6:30pm onwards

Everyone is welcome.

 

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EXHIBITION DATES

08/07/2017 – 05/11/2017

Selected artists:

Sarah Bernhardt, David Berweger, Rudi Bogaerts, John Bourne, Manuel Caldeira, Alex Edwards, Matteo Fato, Joe Fletcher Orr, David Garner, Mitchell Kehe, Eli Keszler, Ilona Kiss, Jadranka Kosorcic, Catherine Large, Alyona Larionova, Sophie Lee, Gal Leshem, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Oliver McConnie, Laura Malacart, Tom Milnes, Yelena Popova, Louise Short, Andrew Stooke, Tom Verity, Gernot Wieland, Driant Zeneli.

Selectors


Lydia Yee (Prif Guradur, Oriel Whitechapel, Llundain / Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery)

Chus Martínez (Curadur a Phennaeth Sefydliad Celf, FHNW, Academi Celf a Dylunio, Basel / Curator and Head of the Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel)

Alfredo Cramerotti (Cyfarwyddwr / Director, MOSTYN)

Adam Carr (Curadur y Rhaglen Celf Weledol / Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN).

 

A further prize of £1,000 – the Audience Award – is determined by the artist receiving the most votes from the visiting public during the exhibition’s run. So, come along and vote for your favourite work.

More Information Here

 Gallery 6


Sarah Ross-Thompson

The Quiet Landscape

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More Information Here

Coming Soon


 

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www.llawn.org

 

From our partners


NOVA

Biennial arts prize for Welsh visual artists 35 and under. 

FREE entry before 21st July 2017

Prizes and bursaries to win.

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www.nova.cymru

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Mladen Bizumic Kodak Employed 140,000 People. Instagram 13.

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 7, 2017

22 October – 5 February 2017

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Part of MOSTYN’s ongoing ‘Conversation Series’ the exhibition centres on the company Kodak, a primary point of exposure in Bizumic’s work, and pictures the transition from film-based photography to digital imaging.

Through photography and sculpture the work traces a timeline of Kodak’s development, from its founding in 1880 to its subsequent demise in 2012 when the company filed for bankruptcy. The history of photography and of technology’s progression and obsolescence, alongside a chronological parallel of corporate hubris, is captured by Bizumic. These issues act as a lens through which to consider much larger concepts – how the capturing of images, and the technology that enables this, influences not only aesthetic, social and economic relations, but also the resulting effects when they are replaced and taken out of the picture.

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Mladen Bizumic, 2016 installation at MOSTYN. Photo: Dewi Lloyd

Alfredo Cramerotti – Director, MOSTYN and Adam Carr – Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN talk about the latest in the ‘Conversation Series*’ of exhibitions, showing from 22nd October 2016 until 5th February 2017

 

Daily Post: End of an era for Llandudno post office

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 7, 2017

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/end-era-llandudno-post-office-12240188

As postal services move to a new venue in the town, former workers share fond memories of the Vaughan Street site

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The mail being wheeled along the road outside Bunneys Corner in Mostyn Street Llandudno

For more than a hundred years the grand post office on Vaughan Street served the people of Llandudno.

Its closure just weeks ago marked the end of an era for the seaside town – now customers will have to use the service in WHSmith on Mostyn Street.

The old post office was opened in 1902 next to MOSTYN art gallery.

Following its demise the gallery has put on an exhibition about the postal service, with workers sharing their stories alongside work by contemporary artists.

Ken Jones, one of the last telegram boys in the town took part in the We’ve Got Mail III exhibition.

He became a postman just as the seven-week strike began in 1971 – part of his job was to help clear the huge backlog of mail when the protest was over.

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Items on show in Mostyn from the old post office

Ken told the Daily Post: “I’d left school when I was 15 and followed my dad John Henry Jones into the Royal Mail.

“He also started as a telegram boy in Llandudno, and when he was older he was transferred to Llangollen.

“He used to tell us stories about how he was given a dozen eggs and cups of tea on his rounds.”

Ken clearly enjoyed working for Royal Mail for 42 years.

When a telegram arrived from the Queen for a 100th birthday, postmen had to phone Buckingham Palace to confirm it had been delivered to the recipient.

“I had a telegram for an address in Craigside, Llandudno, which was strange as I knew the house was empty,” remembers Ken.

Ken knocked at the door and an old lady answered.

“She told me that she’d asked her residential home to let her wake up in her own bed for her 100 birthday.” said Ken.

Another memorable day for Ken was when he was driving around Penrhynside a little too fast.

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Gwyn Hughes (pictured) learnt to ride a bicycle on the one used by his uncle Thomas Ieuan Hughes when he was a telegram boy. Gwyn remembers riding on the red bike through the cornfields near Llanrhos

“The thing with Penrhynside is that it’s a small village with many chapels and a couple of pubs.

“Whenever one of the chapels went on one of their annual day trips to Blackpool or somewhere those that went wrote postcards to the rest of the village so I was stuck delivering all these postcards even though they’d only been to Southport for the day.

“One Saturday I was in the Royal Mail van and was speeding a little too fast around the narrow lanes of Penrhynside as I wanted to get home to play football.

“I lost control and ended up putting the van on top of somebody’s roof.

“The owner was in the bath at the time and had a bit of a shock.”

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Post office whist drive and dance at the St Georges Hotel in 1937

Ken said he enjoyed the camaraderie of working for the service.

He said: “One of the funniest days was when we had a damaged packet that turned out to be full of live locusts, they were destined for an owner of a snake.

“And even though all the locusts had gone, I still had to deliver the package.

“When the person asked what had happened to them, I told him he was very welcome to come down to the sorting office and catch them, as they were hanging off the ceiling lights and jumping all over the place.”

Coverage of We’ve Got Mail III Exhibition in Print:

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Mousse Magazine: Marinella Senatore “The School of Narrative Dance and Other Surprising Things” at MOSTYN, Llandudno

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 7, 2017

http://moussemagazine.it/marinella-senatore-mostyn-2016/

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MOSTYN, Wales UK proudly presents the first solo exhibition in a British institution by Marinella Senatore.

The exhibition presents 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 is 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 we 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.

This is the first solo exhibition of the artist in a British institution and is designed and developed as a panoramic look at her most recent production, and in particular on the increased attention by Senatore towards the involvement of communities. It exemplifies the powerful idea of rethinking places responsible for culture in a more dynamic way. At the same time promoting the active inclusion of the public in the creation and in the use of the artwork, it empowers the individual in relation to social structures and community-gathering systems.

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at MOSTYN, Llandudno
until 17 September 2016

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Marinella Senatore “The School of Narrative Dance and Other Surprising Things” installation views at MOSTYN, Llandudno, 2016

Photo: Dewi Lloyd

 

Acts of Appearance – Photographic Exhibition launch and talk at MutalArt / APT HQ, London, UK

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on April 25, 2017
  • Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6pm

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NEW SEASON at MOSTYN: WAGSTAFF’S

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 16, 2017

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Dave Muller, This American’s Top 40 (2012) Part I, 2013. Acrylic on paper.
Trwy garedigrwydd yr artist a ‘The Approach’, London. Courtesy the artist and The Approach, London.

WAGSTAFF’S

18 February25 June 2017

Participating artists: Zarouhie Abdalian, Saâdane Afif, Cory Arcangel, John Baldessari, Simeon Barclay, Alex Bartsch, Jacqueline Bebb, Andrea Büttner, Anne Collier, Claire Fontaine, Mario García Torres, Charles Gershom, Rebecca Gould, Gareth Griffith, Scott King, Adam McEwen, Dave Muller, Fernando Ortega, Hannah Rickards, Torbjørn Rødland, Anri Sala, Fabrice Samyn, Santo Tolone
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Historical presentations relating to Wagstaff’s store and the town of Llandudno

WAGSTAFF’S takes as its point of departure a piano and musical instrument dealership of the same name that occupied the current MOSTYN building in the years prior to its being reinstated as an art gallery in the 1970s.

Originally based in Manchester, Wagstaff’s relocated to number 1 Vaughan Street in Llandudno in the early 1940s after the city store was demolished during World War II, and in 1946 it moved to number 12, site of MOSTYN, Wales today. The establishment of music shops such as Wagstaff’s in the late 19th century reflected the high regard in which music was held in terms of entertainment inside and outside the family home. Many of these shops have now gone out of business due to changes in both technology and family leisure pursuits.

WAGSTAFF’S considers the long-standing connection between music and art, and records an interpretation from today’s perspective. A number of the artists featured in the exhibition have previously appeared together in shows which have surveyed the linkage between the genre of music and the field of art. In this sense, the exhibition suggests some of music’s most embraced and debated facets; the cover version, the copy, and the culture of bootlegging.

The exhibition is presented within a format made up of four categories, taking inspiration from independent music record shops, which would categorise music by genre and which, along with musical instrument shops, have decreased in number. The categories are designed to give structure to the wide array of approaches and usages of music in the visual arts, many of which are presented in the exhibition. The format also allows opportunities for overlaps and mixes to be played out between the categories, and the artworks presented within.

This exhibition is part of MOSTYN’s History Series* which, since 2013, has examined the heritage of MOSTYN’s building, the town of Llandudno and links further afield. The series has presented historical artefacts and images alongside works by contemporary artists, thus forming a dialogue between past and present. This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr, (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN), with historical research by Jane Matthews (Engagement Manager/Research, MOSTYN) and Richard Cynan Jones (Operations and Facitilies/Research, MOSTYN).

Special Event:

WAGSTAFF’S Exhibition preview evening

A night of live music and contemporary art
17 February 2017, 6:30pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of WAGSTAFF’S, a new group exhibition based on the piano and musical instrument shop which occupied the MOSTYN building from the 1940s to the early 1980s.

Music, in partnership with CEG, from Magi Tudur (Welsh singer/songwriter) and Paul Green (contemporary folk singer/songwriter/guitarist) in our licensed bar and cafe.

It’s FREE and everyone is welcome!
After show event, with surprise guest entertainment, at 3rdSpace at Great Orme Brewery, Llandudno from 9pm.

MOSTYN OPEN 20 – Call for Submissions. PRIZE £10,000

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 8, 2017

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Call for submissions for the 20th anniversary edition of the MOSTYN Open contemporary art exhibition, to be shown from July 2017.

Deadline for Registration: 24th February 2017

Visit http://www.mostyn.org/mostynopen for full details, and to download the registration form.
Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions fully before registering.

Open 20 Prize: £10,000
Audience Award: £1,000

Selectors:
Lydia Yee, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Chus Martínez, Curator and Head of the Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel
Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN
Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN
And of course, the visiting public for the ‘Audience Award’.

MOSTYN Open 20 Call for submissions is now OPEN!

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on January 6, 2017

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MOSTYN Open 20

Call for submissions

 

MOSTYN, Wales UK is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the 20th anniversary edition of the MOSTYN Open contemporary art exhibition, to be shown from July 2017.

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 Prize of £10,000 awarded to a single artist or collective. In addition, the ‘Audience Award’ grants a prize of £1000 to those who receive the most votes from visitors during the exhibition.

The selectors for MOSTYN Open 20 are: Lydia Yee, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Chus Martínez, Curator and Head of the Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN; Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN. And of course, the visiting public for the ‘Audience Award’.

KEY DATES AND SUBMISSION PROCESS

6th January 2017 – MOSTYN Open 20 call opening date

24th February 2017 – Deadline for payment of £25 entry fee and receipt of completed registration form. Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions fully before registering. Once payment and registration form have been received by MOSTYN you will be sent a submission form. You will also be sent a registration number which you should include on all correspondence.

3rd March 2017 – Closing date for submission form together with images of artwork by email. Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions referring to submission of works.

26th – 30th June 2017 – Sending in artwork on successful selection

8th July – 5th November 2017 – exhibition dates

Registration Form
Terms and Conditions

Download and save a blank copy of the registration form to your computer by clicking on the link above; open the form from its saved location on the computer, enter your details, then save changes before sending us this completed version (NOTE: if your browser opens the form in another window instead of downloading it to your computer, please do not enter your details into the form yet as they will not be saved: click on the save/download icon in the new window to save the blank form to your computer first).

Job Opportunity: Digital Curator of Media and Content

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 14, 2016

Job Opportunity at MOSTYN: Digital Curator of Media and Content

Applicants are invited for an MPhil/PhD studentship, co-funded by MOSTYN and the ‘School of Creative Arts’ Research Centre at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

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The MPhil/PhD studentship is designed to investigate and identify the existing digital content and design a methodology for construction of new platforms for the development and curation of future digital outputs.

This research will build upon MOSTYN’s existing digital footprint and the evidence based currently available from its programme of activities in order to reshape perception and understanding.

The successful applicant will also assist academic staff in providing a high quality student experience and support for students. As such the successful candidate will be both a student and employee of the University.

The MPhil/PhD is funded 80% FTE for 3 years, FT fees and 20% FTE GTA (I day/week) salary made available by the University and MOSTYN.

The aim of the project is to:

  • identify ways in which digital technology is transcending conventional structures of programming, display and engagement re-assess approaches to the digital e.g. as an ‘add on’, making it instead the core of the institution’s operations and programmes. identify the impact on the way the gallery institution and audiences are adapting to the above phenomena
  • develop an understanding of existing digital content from the institution’s perspective and an audience perspective
  • implement a digital programme strand of activities and experiments e.g. initiating digital residencies for artists and technologists
  • establish the foundation of a searchable digital archive and resource to serve as a basis for future research
  • integrate relations and evidence audience engagement/reaction

The project will provide training in all relevant aspects of the research process.

For further information about the project, download the full information here or contact Professor Alec Shepley alec.shepley@glyndwr.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 20th December 2016

Faces of John Berger: Symposium

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 11, 2016

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AICAUK, BIMI, and The Derek Jarman Lab present
Faces of John Berger

11th & 12th November 2016

Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD – UK

A celebration of John Berger on screen and page, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
Screening: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (UK, 2016)
Friday 11th November, 6pm, Birkbeck Cinema

A series of essay films on Berger’s thought and his life in the French Alps, produced by
the Derek Jarman Lab at Birkbeck and directed by Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth,
Bartek Dziadosz and Tilda Swinton (duration: 89 minutes). http://www.seasonsinquincy.com
Symposium: Faces of John Berger
Saturday 12th November, 11am–5pm, Birkbeck Cinema

This event revisits aspects of Berger’s work and celebrates his influence on generations
of writers, artists and critics. The day will explore four aspects of the author’s prolific output, unravelling its intellectual and practical mechanisms over six decades of cultural production.

Rare films and excerpts from Berger’s early TV work accompany discussions of Berger as
broadcaster, as activist, as artist and as art critic. With Lisa Appignanesi, John Christie,
Jonathan Conlin, Mike Dibb, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gill Hedley,
Lynda Nead, Tom Overton, Griselda Pollock, Greg Salter and John Wyver.

Organised by Lily Ford, Derek Jarman Lab, Birkbeck, University of London, and Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN & AICAUK

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