alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

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 new exhibition season opening: Open 19 + We’ve Got Mail II

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 13, 2015

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I am pleased to announce the opening of MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions, on FRIDAY 13 March 2015

 

MOSTYN Open 19

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38 artists selected from open call submission.
The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced on the night.

Participating artists for MOSTYN Open 19 are Caroline Allen, Mark Beldan, Hannah Birkett, Jorge Lizalde Cano, Ciriaca + Erre, Briony Clarke, Teresa Cos, Maria Ana Vasco Costa, Fiona Curran, Peter Doubleday, Mark Doyle, Alex Duncan, Catrin Llwyd, Rosie Farey, Carlos Noronha Feio, Rebecca Gould, Shreepad Joglekar, Gethin Wyn Jones, Justyna Kabala, Debbie Locke & Sara Dudman, Robert Lye, McGilvary/White, Lindsey Mendick, Fay Nicolson, Timea Anita Oravecz, David Paddy, Simon Parish, Alice Pedroletti, Jonathan Phillips, Susan Phillips, Serena Porrati, Steph Shipley, Tim Simmons, Kristian Smith, Matthew Smith, Catrine Val, Dominic Watson, Ben Woodeson.

MOSTYN Open 19 has been selected by Claire Norcross, Designer; Philip Hughes, Director of Ruthin Craft Centre; Marinella Senatore, Artist; Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator of MOSTYN; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN and you, the visiting audience, for the People’s Choice.

 

WE’VE GOT MAIL II
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The fourth in a series that examines the MOSTYN building’s rich heritage, We’ve Got Mail II continues the gallery’s response to its former use as a postal sorting office. In 2014 We’ve Got Mail I presented a history of the Royal Mail alongside artworks by contemporary artists. This second show looks specifically at the history of the postcard in the town of Llandudno and presents a selection of classic examples of the use of the postcard in the visual arts.

Artists: Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle, Robert Filliou, Richard Hamilton, Lawrence Weiner

MOSTYN – Talk and Tour on Broomberg & Chanarina and Rebecca Gould’s exhibitions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on September 10, 2014

Guided tour of Broomberg & Chanarin and Rebecca Gould exhibitions with MOSTYN Director, Alfredo Cramerotti.

Sunday 14 September 2014, 2pm.

Over 18s only, unless accompanied by an adult. Exhibition contains images of an explicit nature.
In partnership with Artes Mundi

 

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MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions, Friday 18 July 2014

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 14, 2014

 

Very pleased to invite you to the opening of MOSTYN’s new season of exhibitions:

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19 July–2 November 2014

Participating artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Taysir Batniji, Lara Favaretto, Christian Burnoski, Jason Dodge, Claire Fontaine, Ori Gersht, Bethan Huws, Kris Martin, Pedro Reyes, Michael Sailstorfer, Yoko Ono & John Lennon; and a historical display of Llandudno in WW1.

Broomberg & Chanarin: Divine Violence

19 July–2 November 2014

Gallery 6: Uprisings

Rebecca Gould 

19 July–9 November 2014

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Broomberg & Chanarin, Holy Bible, MACK/AMC, 2013.

Preview

Friday 18 July, 6:30pm

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Seminar

Saturday 19 July 2014, 1.00-5.30pm:

Dialogues on Conflict: Conflict Through the Eye of the Lens

with contributions by Mark Durden, Alfredo Cramerotti, Broomberg and Chanarin, Jenifer Good, Aaron Rosen and Sara Bevan. In partnership with Artes Mundi.

Tickets £5 (including refreshments). Concessions FREE * (Full Time Students, Unemployed, Pensioners, MOSTYN Friends). Bookings through EventBrite

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