alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Upcoming Exhibitions at MOSTYN

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on March 1, 2018
MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom
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Shezad Dawood Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben (production still) 2017 HD Video, 12’52”. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions

Shezad Dawood

Leviathan
3 March1 July 2018

Leviathan is an episodic narrative around notions of borders, mental health and marine welfare issues of foremost concern, resonating profoundly with both coastal locations and contemporary life.

A ten-part film cycle that will unfold over the next three years, the work draws connections between human activity and marine ecology. Three films have already been premiered in Venice, in conjunction with the 57th Art Biennale, with a fourth to be released in early September 2018.

In dialogue with a wide range of marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists, neurologists and trauma specialists, Leviathan explores interconnections between these fields of work and will be presented through sculpture, textiles, museum specimens, films, conversations and online resource material.

As part of the first iteration of Leviathan after its Venice debut, Dawood will also show a newly commissioned painting drawing upon this specific context, and work with community groups based on the coastal location asking questions about how these issues might come to evolve in a future 20 to 50 years from now, and what that future might look like.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, in dialogue with the artist.

 

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Mike Perry

Land / Sea
3 March1 July 2018

Mike Perry’s work engages with significant and pressing environmental issues, in particular the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment, and the fragility of the planet’s ecosystems.

This major new exhibition brings together recent bodies of work addressing how the natural biodiversity of landscapes and marine environments is undermined and made toxic by human neglect, agricultural mismanagement and the pursuit of short-term profit at the expense of long-term sustainability.

Combining conceptual aesthetics with a pressing concern for the marine environment, Perry’s images shed a different light on the health of the seascapes one might see in tourist brochures.

Môr Plastig (welsh for ‘Plastic Sea’) is an ongoing body of work that classifies objects washed up by the sea into groupings; bottles, shoes, grids, abstracts, and others. By using a high-resolution camera to capture the surface detail, the artist allows the viewer to ‘read’ markings and scars etched into the objects by the ocean over months and, in some cases, years. The viewer is intrigued and challenged by how a polluting object can be so aesthetically appealing.

In Perry’s words, “in addition to seeing these pieces as symbols of over-consumption and disregard for the environment, I also see them as evidence of the beauty and power of nature to sculpt our world”.

Land/Sea is originally produced by Ffotogallery, Cardiff, and curated by David Drake, Ffotogallery, and Ben Borthwick, Plymouth Arts Centre. The exhibition in MOSTYN has been developed in dialogue with Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, and Alfredo Cramerotti, Director. The accompanying publication includes contributions from the writers George Monbiot and Skye Sherwin.

 

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 Jonathan Monk, Picture Postcard Posted From Post Box Pictured, 2014.

In Addition

an exhibition of artist editions
3 March3 March 2018

Participating artists from March 2018:
Nina Beier, Sol Calero, Gabriele de Santis, Alek O., Jonathan Monk, and Marinella Senatore

 

We are pleased to present ‘In Addition’, a new edition series of works, by internationally renowned artists, available to purchase at an affordable price.
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.

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.

In Addition will be permanently installed as an exhibition in MOSTYN’s Gallery 2 from March 2018, and will change shape over time as editions are purchased and as further artists participate in the future.

In Addition has been curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN).

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MOSTYN new exhibition season opening: Camille Blatrix + Women’s Art Society II + Thomas Goddard

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 17, 2015

MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
Wales, UK

MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary visual arts centre, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

Opening event: Friday 17 July, 6:30pm

 

Camille Blatrix: No School

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18 July–1 November 2015

Camille Blatrix
No School
With Dorothée Loriquet & François Blatrix
Hosted in a show by Camille Blatrix 
Scenography by Camille Blin
Galleries 4 & 5

In 2014, Blatrix was awarded the prestigious Prix d’entreprise Ricard, which annually gives a monetary prize to an emerging French artist whose work has been exhibited at the Foundation’s space in Paris. For the 16th edition of the award, the Foundation wished to honour the artist with a solo show outside France. The exhibition in MOSTYN, a UK premiere, presents entirely new work by the artist and responds to his visit to the town of Llandudno in 2014. For the show, Blatrix has invited his parents Dorothée Loriquet (a ceramicist) and François Blatrix (formerly an artist) to present their own work alongside his own, hosted within a scenography developed by Camille Blin. The exhibition discusses the role of biography, influence, upbringing and artistic career, setting the tone for MOSTYN’s ongoing Conversation Series, a sequence of shows that brings together exhibitions in conversation.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director) and produced by MOSTYN, Wales UK and Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris with further support by Fluxus Art Projects. An illustrated, limited edition artist book will accompany the exhibition, featuring essays by Camille Blatrix and Alfredo Cramerotti. Contact shop@mostyn.org to order.

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Women’s Art Society II
18 July–1 November 2015

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Women’s Art Society II
Galleries 2 & 3
Participating artists: Cornelia Baltes, Sol Calero, Ditte Gantriis, Lydia Gifford, May Hands, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Shani Rhys James, Caragh Thuring & a historical presentation of artefacts and images.

Women’s Art Society II is the fifth in a series of exhibitions reflecting on the rich heritage and history of the gallery building. The show is a sequel to the first Women’s Art Society exhibition in 2013, which took as its starting point the gallery’s founding in 1901 as the first art space in the world built specifically to house the work of female artists, in this case the work of the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society. Women’s Art Society II continues the spirit of the original Ladies’ Art Society, inviting nine internationally active female artists to introduce work in the gallery space over 100 years on. In part, a survey of the discipline of painting today, the works display a range of approaches, styles and conceptual concerns, and point to painting’s continued relevance. The work of contemporary artists will be shown alongside a historical element, which examines the local art scene leading up to the formation of both the Royal Cambrian Academy and the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society (GLAS).

This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr (MOSTYN Visual Arts Programme Curator) and produced by MOSTYN, Wales UK. An illustrated publication will accompany the exhibition featuring a curatorial essay and texts on the participating artists by Adam Carr, a foreword-text by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director) and texts on the historical research process by Jane Matthews (MOSTYN Engagement Manager). Contact shop@mostyn.org to order.

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Thomas Goddard
Be More Brando
18 July–8 November 2015

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Thomas Goddard
Be More Brando
Gallery 6 Uprisings
Be More Brando is a new installation work by Thomas Goddard comprising a film, wall piece, sculpture, text and a limited edition print exploring the mythology surrounding American actor, Marlon Brando. In using his archive of compiled Brando impersonations to uncover the truth behind a global phenomenon, this work is part of the artist’s research into the nature of truth.

Thomas Goddard is based in Swansea and received the 2015 Creative Wales award, as well as the 2015 Artist in Residence at Standpoint Futures in London.

This exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director) and produced by MOSTYN, Wales UK with the support by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. A booklet accompanies the exhibition and features texts by Thomas Goddard and Alfredo Cramerotti. Contact: shop@mostyn.org to order.

#BeMoreBrando #Gallery6
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Continuing
We’ve Got Mail II in Gallery1, until 1 November

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MOSTYN’s audience development programme, History Series 2014–17, is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Grant and Heritage Lottery Fund.

To be kept up to date with MOSTYN’s new programme, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing lin@mostyn.org.

MOSTYN new exhibition season opening – Preview Friday 25 October 2013

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 21, 2013

MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary art gallery, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

Preview: Friday 25 October 6:30pm, all welcome

 

Women’s Art Society
26 October–5 January 2014

Nina Beier: Sweat no Sweat
26 October–5 January 2014

Dan Rees: Kelp
26 October–5 January 2014

Gallery 6: Uprisings – John Henry Newton
26 October–12 January 2014

 

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Women’s Art Society
26 October–5 January 2014
Participating artists: Meriç Algün Ringborg, Sol Calero, Volker Eichelmann, Claire Fontaine, Tim Foxon, Guerrilla Girls, Jens Haaning, Catherine Opie, Martha Rosler, Danh Vo, Ai Weiwei
& a historical display of the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society

Women’s Art Society is the first exhibition in a series of exhibitions at MOSTYN taking place between 2013 and 2017. Each exhibition in the series will examine the history of MOSTYN and its building, and how that history is tied to events beyond its context locally, nationally and internationally.

This first exhibition reaches back to the inauguration of MOSTYN. Opened in 1902, the Mostyn Art Gallery was commissioned by Lady Augusta Mostyn and built to showcase the work of the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society, who were denied membership of male-dominated local art societies on the basis of their gender.

Women’s Art Society presents artefacts, documentation and artwork from the orginal Ladies Art Society, together with artworks by contemporary artists. These artworks are linked to the history of the original society by the way in which they examine the politics of gender, identity and regulation, and aspects of exclusion and prejudice—issues that confronted the Society and were vital in its formation.

Updating the spirit of the original Ladies’ Art Society and looking at it anew, the intent is to present and discuss the history of MOSTYN and its building, while bridging the divide between past and present.

The exhibition is displayed in galleries 2 & 3 and is curated by MOSTYN’s Visual Arts Programme Curator Adam Carr and organised and produced by MOSTYN.

Nina Beier
Sweat no Sweat
26 October–5 January 2014

This exhibition is the first for Nina Beier in a UK public institution, and one of the most comprehensive exhibitions dedicated to her work to date. Beier’s practice is perhaps best characterised by its conceptual orientation and its rigorous investigation of the object and exhibition of art itself as well as its attention to form and context. Aspects of art production and ideas of display, value and ownership, and the manner in which these are perceived and received, are amplified and subverted in many of her diverse works. The performance of objects and materials, how they change through time or alter according to context and presentation and their potential to appear contradictory are crucial and recurring themes in Beier’s work. This exhibition, in MOSTYN galleries 4 & 5, brings together both existing works and new commissions.

The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts.

Dan Rees
Kelp
26 October–5 January 2014

Rees’ starting point for Kelp is his own love of laverbread, which he regularly has sent from Wales to his studio in Berlin. This approach to national identity and Wales’ heritage is entirely characteristic of Rees’ other works, which have regularly drawn from the particularities of his upbringing, his background and his place of birth.

Through a number of different approaches—among them packaging design, photography, sculpture and satirical cartoons—Kelp sees Wales’ trade of seaweed and laverbread rethought and reconsidered, and appealing to the modern-day consumer. This exhibition is displayed in Gallery 1.

This exhibition is organised in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and supported by the Colwinston Charitable Trust.

Gallery 6: Uprisings – John Henry Newton
26 October 2013–12 January 2014

Gallery 6 is a new initiative at MOSTYN housed in its upper level. It 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 Gallery 6 space and its associated programme, titled Uprisings, provide the opportunity for an artist to work under professional conditions, and to present their work to a larger audience. It will bring to MOSTYN a diverse range of artists, at the very forefront of contemporary art practice, from both home and away.

Four Uprisings will occur each year. This, the third of 2013, is by John Henry Newton.
Gallery 6 would not be possible without the generous support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales12 Vaughan Street

Llandudno LL30 1AB
Wales, UK

http://www.mostyn.org
MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales (UK) is the leading, publicly funded, contemporary art gallery in Wales and serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary life through international contemporary art and curatorial practice.

Through exhibitions, learning programme, 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.

Contact: T +44(0) 1492 879 201 / post@mostyn.org

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