alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Press coverage highlights for MOSTYN the extended exhibition season March – October 2020: Athena Papadopoulos and Kiki Kogelnik

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 28, 2020

Zabludowicz Collection: Invites Focus: Athena Papadopoulos.
Online – available at https://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/digital/view/invites-focus-athena- papadopoulos

E-flux: Athena Papadopoulos: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able, 12 March 2020Online – available at https://www.e-flux.com/announcements/322584/kiki-kogelnikriot-of- objectsathena-papadopouloscain-and-abel-can-t-and-able/

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Juliet Art Magazine, 27 May 2020, by Elsa Barbieri

The Guardian: The great reopening – how Britain’s galleries Covid-proofed themselves, 8 July 2020, by Charlotte Higgins

Online – available at https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jul/08/great-reopening- britains-galleries-covid-proofed-london-dundee-llandudno

The Guardian: From Llandudno to Stromness: 10 of the best hidden gem art galleries, 2 October 2020, by Jonathan Jones

Online – available at https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/oct/02/10-of-the-best-hidden-gem-art-galleries

Fluxo: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able.
Online – available at https://www.ofluxo.net/cain-and-abel-cant-and-able-by-athena-papadopoulos- at-mostyn-gallery/

Tank Magazine: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able.
Online – available at https://tankmagazine.com/tank/2020/04/athena-papadopoulos/

Studio Visit: Athena Papadopoulos.
Online – available at https://studiovisit.io/visit/athena-papadopoulos/

Art Daily: MOSTYN reopens with exhibition of works by Athena Papadopoulos.
Online – available at https://artdaily.cc/news/127408/MOSTYN-reopens-with-exhibition-of-works- by-Athena-Papadopoulos#.X7Ud_y-l2jS

The Double Negative : Culture Diary – On our Radar, 04 September 2020, by Mike Pinnington
Online – available at http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2020/09/culture-diary-on-our-radar/

Kiki Kogelnik: Riot of Objects / Athena Papadopoulos: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able @ MOSTYN Gallery, Llandudno 

In 1961, Austrian Kiki Kogelnik left behind the Viennese avant-garde scene, trading it for Santa Monica. In the US, she was influenced by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Rauschenberg and Claes Oldenburg. Responding to this male-dominated world, she introduced feminism and criticality to the already fertile ground of mass media and consumer culture, becoming an interesting (and underexposed) outlier of pop art in the process. This MOSTYN Gallery show is the first in the UK to focus solely on her ceramics output. Dovetailing nicely is a new body of work from Canadian artist Athena Papadopoulos, which questions traditional binary perceptions of gender and sexuality.

The World of Interiors: Exhibitions to see, Print, September 2020

Coast: 10 Inspiring Galleries by the Sea. Print, October 2020

Shire Magazine: Contemporary Art at MOSTYN. Print (May/June 2020).

Shire Magazine: Exhibitions at MOSTYN Gallery. Print (September/October 2020).

Welsh Coastal Life: Diary: What is happening on and around the Welsh Coast. Print (April 2020).

North Wales Magazine: The Great days Out. Print (August 2020).

North Wales Pioneer: Athena Papadopoulos’ Cain and Abel Can’t and Able at MOSTYN gallery in Llandudno, 31 July 2020, by Duncan Rieder
Online – available at https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18620000.athena-papadopoulos- cain-abel-cant-ableat-mostyn-gallery-llandudno/

Rhyl, Prestatyn & Abergele Magazine: Athena Papadopoulos’ Cain and Abel Can’t and Able at MOSTYN gallery in Llandudno.
Online – available at https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/18620001.athena-papadopoulos-cain- abel-cant-ableat-mostyn-gallery-llandudno/

Athena Papadopoulos, Cain and Abel Can't and Able, 2020. Installation view at MOSTYN, Wales UK. Picture: Mark Blower.

York Press: Athena Papadopoulos’ Cain and Abel Can’t and Able at MOSTYN gallery in Llandudno. Online – available at https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/leisure/showbiz/18620000.athena- papadopoulos-cain-abel-cant-ableat-mostyn-gallery-llandudno/?ref=rss

Athena Papadopoulos, Cain and Abel Can't and Able, 2020. Installation view at MOSTYN, Wales UK. Picture: Mark Blower.

Cura magazine: Athena Papadopoulos

Drawing from the biblical story of Cain and Able, Papadopoulos reflects on her own personal experiences of sibling rivalry and competition within romantic relationships but also, crucially, the struggle between good and evil.

Apollo magazine: Kiki Kogelnik

Kiki Kogelnik: Riot of Objects

MOSTYN, LlandudnoUntitled (Sea Monster) (detail; c. 1974), Kiki Kogelnik.

Untitled (Sea Monster) (detail; c. 1974), Kiki Kogelnik. Courtesy Kiki Kogelnik Foundation

After moving to New York in the early 1960s, the Austrian-born artist emerged as one of the few women associated with the Pop art movement. She is perhaps best known for her series of Hangings: life-size tracings, cut-outs and paintings of human figures. But from 1974 ceramics became a key part of her practice. This is the first UK exhibition to focus on her work in this medium, by turns fantastical and darkly comic.

Widewalls: Riot of Objects – Kiki Kogelnik’s Ceramics On Show at MOSTYN, 17 August 2020, by Elena Martinique

Online – available at https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/kiki-kogelnik-ceramics-exhibition-mostyn

 BBC Radio Wales Art Show, Friday 14 August 2020, interview with Alfredo Cramerotti

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000ln31 (from 1:10mins)

The Telegraph newspaper, 21 August 2020, by David Atkinson

MOSTYN: Exhibition Programme 2020

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on March 3, 2020

Exhibition Programme 2020

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

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MOSTYN, Wales UK is thrilled to announce its programme of exhibitions for 2020 which includes solo presentations by artists Kiki Kogelnik, Athena Papadopoulos, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Nick Hornby, Richard Wathen, and Jacqueline de Jong.

March 14–July 5, 2020
Kiki Kogelnik: Riot of Objects
Riot of Objects is the first institutional presentation in the UK to focus on Kiki Kogelnik’s ceramic works. Considered one of the key figures of the post-war avant-garde, Kogelnik’s multidisciplinary oeuvre spans five decades. Her multi-faceted artistic style evolved from painterly abstraction to Pop Art and the representation of the (female) body. This exhibition demonstrates Kogelnik’s boundless capacity for invention and restless commitment to making. Kiki Kogelnik was born in 1935 in Bleiburg, Austria. She lived and worked in New York and Vienna. She died in 1997 in Vienna, Austria. Curated by Chris Sharp in partnership with the Kiki Kogelnik Foundation.

Athena Papadopoulos: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able
This exhibition presents a new body of work by artist Athena Papadopoulos. Using her ever-expanding vocabulary of materials and ancient narratives, which she combines with unlikely elements, this new series of works includes sound, sculpture and painting, and explores human dichotomies, questioning the complicated duality of reason and emotion. Athena Papadopoulos was born in 1988 in Toronto, CA. She lives and works in London. Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN.

July 18–November 1, 2020
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings: In My Room
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings’ first solo institutional exhibition develops the artists’ enquiry into the politics, histories and aesthetics of queer spaces and culture. This newly conceived body of work includes a fresco painting, wall rubbings and a film, and highlights the impact of gentrification upon the city and its gay communities, whilst also exploring the relationship between masculinity, capitalism and power within the urban landscape. Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings were both born in 1991 in Newcastle and London. They live and work in London. Curated by Juliette Desorgues, Curator of Visual Arts, MOSTYN. Commissioned by Focal Point Gallery, In My Room is presented in partnership with MOSTYN and Humber Street Gallery, Hull.

Nick Hornby
This exhibition includes new photo-sculptural works by Nick Hornby, MOSTYN Open 21 “Audience Award” winner, and continues his enquiry into hybridity. Mining the collective index of cultural history, Hornby uses technology not only as a way of invoking potential new worlds but as a way of investigating alternative ways of seeing history. Nick Hornby was born in London in 1980. He lives and works in London and New York. Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN.

Richard Wathen
MOSTYN Open 21 “Exhibition Award” winner, Richard Wathen‘s solo exhibition comprises a new series of paintings. Rooted in the historical canon of painting, his work focuses largely on portraiture, depicting figures in states of hesitation and contemplation. Through the use of subtle details, his paintings retain a sense of ambiguity by refusing to be fixed in time and place. Richard Wathen was born in London in 1971. He lives and works in Suffolk, UK. Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN.

November 14, 2020–February 28, 2021
Jacqueline de Jong
Jacqueline de Jong is considered one of the crucial artistic figures of the post-war avant-garde. This exhibition is the first institutional solo presentation of her work in the UK. Throughout her career spanning half a century, de Jong has developed a unique painterly practice. Expressive in style, her work exhibits uninhibited eroticism, violence and humour. In parallel to her work as a painter, she was editor of The Situationist Times (1962-1967) and a member of the Situationist International during her early years in Paris in the 1960s. Jacqueline de Jong was born in 1939 in Hengelo, The Netherlands. She lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Curated by Juliette Desorgues (Curator of Visual Arts, MOSTYN) and organised in collaboration with WIELS where the exhibition will be presented by Xander Karskens (Director, De Ateliers) and Devrim Bayar (Curator, WIELS) (June 12-August 16, 2020).

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