alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

CenSAMM Symposia Series 2018 – Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on July 2, 2018

Alfredo Cramerotti and Michael Takeo Magurder for Apocalypse in ART: The Creative Unveiling

www.censamm.org

The word ‘apocalypse’ originally indicated an ‘unveiling’, and the speaker in the Book of Revelation is a ‘seer’. This is perhaps one of the reasons that this ancient text (and others like it) have generated such a ferment of creative responses in the visual arts – as well as those other non-visual strands of the arts which have their own way of engaging our mind’s eye.

The rich variety of types of artistic unveiling (visual, musical, dramatic, literary) makes an engagement with the creative arts a deeply valuable way of understanding and appreciating the idea of apocalypse, alongside more traditionally academic modes of enquiry.

This conference seeks to explore our relationship to art, its practice, its study and what the arts unveil to us. As artists or as audiences of art we can be profoundly transformed by our encounters with artistic creativity; indeed, we can find ourselves using the language of revelation to describe such encounters, regardless of our individual faith, religion or beliefs. Mark Rothko is quoted as saying, “the people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.”

 

 

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Thursday June 28th

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and coffee

9.30 – 9.40 Welcome

9.40 – 10.40 Keynote Speaker:  Christopher Rowland, Dean Ireland’s Emeritus Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford: John Saw these things Reveald in Heaven On Patmos Isle’: the Book of Revelation anticipates Blake’s Apocalypse.

11.00 – 11.30 Kip Gresham, Master Printmaker at The Print Studio, Cambridge: In the shadow of Durer.

11.30 – 12.00 Elena Unger, Department of Art and Critical Studies at Goldsmiths University of London: Desert Time: The Silence at the Heart of Apocalypse

1.00 – 2.00 Keynote Speaker: Michelle Fletcher, Research Associate on The Visual Commentary on Scripture at King’s College London where she is also a Research Fellow. Author of Reading Revelation as Pastiche: Imitating the Past (London: Bloomsbury, 2017): Visualising the Apocalypse as a Thing of the Past

2.30 – 3.00 Jonathan Evens, Associate Vicar, Partnership Development, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

3.00 – 3.45 Round table discussion with artist, Michael Takeo Magruder and Alfredo Cramerotti (Director of MOSTYN Wales and curator of “De/ coding the Apocalypse”)

3.45 – 5.00 Tour of “De/coding the Apocalypse” by Michael Takeo Magruder and tour of the Panacea Museum.

Friday June 29

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and coffee

9.30 – 9.40 Welcome

9.40 – 10.40 Keynote Speaker: Eleanor Heartney, author and journalist, contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress, New York: Revelation as Inspiration: The American Apocalypse

11.00 – 11.30 Rebekah Dyer, PHD candidate, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews: Reserved for Fire: Creative fire performances at David Best’s Temple and Shetland’s Up-Helly-Aa festival

11.30 – 12.00 Lilla Moore, Lecturer at BA programme in Mysticism and Spirituality, Zefat Academic College and Cybernetic Futures Institute (UK): Technoetic Aesthetics of Revelation and Transcendence – The Horse in the Mind

1.00 – 2.00 Keynote Speaker: Natasha O’Hear Lecturer in Theology & Visual Art at ITIA, University of St Andrews. With Anthony O’Hear, author of Picturing the Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation in the Arts Over Two Millennia (Oxford University Press, 2015): Visualising the Biblical Vision

2.30 – 3.00 Massimo Introvigne, Managing Director of CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions: Filming the Age of Kingdom: The End Times and the Movies of The Church of Almighty God

3.00 – 3.30 Matthew Askey, artist, curator, and Anglican priest. Currently serving as school chaplain at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire’s cathedral: The Cross and the Zombie Apocalypse: Two Images for our Time

3.30 Closing comments.

Alfredo Cramerotti in conversation with Francesco Jodice Italian Cultural Institute, London

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 14, 2018

 

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Francesco Jodice, What We Want, Phi Phi Ley, R18, 2003

Saturday 19 May 2018 | 6pm

39 Belgrave Square SW1X 8NX

 

The exchange between the artist Francsco Jodice and the curator Alfredo Cramerotti is centred on the question of “fragments”. What we usually expect is a linear explanation of the phenomena we encounter (in the Western philosophical tradition) but in reality there are areas of our existence that we can only give meaning to by approaching them in a circular way.

The snapshot of a system (in this case, a given society) is also the snapshot of the people who compose it, and especially of the artist who works on “giving sense” to that system in which he is living.

Private Investigations: talks and book presentations 8th & 9th November, 2011

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 24, 2011

Private Investigations is a compilation of texts and image-based contributions by former Büchsenhausen Fellows, addressing their own research-based art practice and discussing the same in contributions specifically created for this publication. The focus of the book is on artistic strategies which attempt to infiltrate the hegemonic discourses of knowledge, which are currently emerging also in the art context, while at the same time proposing own ways of appropriating and processing knowledge. Private Investigations includes contributions by Alfredo CRAMEROTTI, Judith FISCHER, Geoffrey GARRISON, Alison GERBER, Ana HOFFNER, Brigitta KUSTER, Ralo MAYER, Andrei SICLODI and Alexander VAINDORF.

Venues and dates:

Private Investigations
Alfredo CRAMEROTTI, Andrei SICLODI, and others: Book launch and discussion
Tue 08.11.2011, 19.00, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Innsbruck

Private Investigations
Alfredo CRAMEROTTI, Ana HOFFNER, Andrei SICLODI, and others: Book launch and discussion
Wed 09.11.2011, 19.00, SECESSION VIENNA 

About the book:

Private Investigations
with contributions by Andrei Siclodi (Ed.), Alfredo Cramerotti, Judith Fischer, Geoffrey Garrison, Alison Gerber, Ana Hoffner, Brigitta Kuster, Ralo Mayer, and Alexander Vaindorf.
Published by Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
English language / 144 pages / 2011 / EUR 15,00
Büchs’n’Books, Volume 3
ISBN 978-3-9502583-1-8

Alfredo Cramerotti: Aesthetic Journalism at Autograph ABP / Rivington Place, London

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on April 13, 2010

Autograph ABP London Newsletter

Thu, 25 Mar 2010

Alfredo Cramerotti: Aesthetic Journalism
13 April 2010, 6:30-8:00, Rivington Place, London

Autograph ABP is proud to present a talk at Rivington Place with writer, curator and artist Alfredo Cramerotti. Addressing a growing area of focus in contemporary art, Aesthetic Journalism investigates why contemporary art exhibitions often consist of interviews, documentaries and reportage.

Art theorist and curator Alfredo Cramerotti traces the shift in the production of truth from the domain of the news media to that of art and aestheticism – a change that questions the very foundations of journalism and the nature of art. The book probes the current merge of art with the sphere of investigative journalism and explores how this new mode of information is appropriating more and more space in modern culture. Aesthetic Journalism suggests future developments for this new relationship between art and documentary journalism, offering itself as a useful tool to audiences, scholars, producers and critics alike.

Cramerotti probes the current merging of art with the sphere of investigative journalism. The attempt to map this field, here defined as ‘Aesthetic Journalism’, challenges, with clear language, the definitions of both art and journalism, and addresses a new mode of information from the point of view of the reader and viewer.

Audio of the talk available from: OPEN-i (Open Photojournalism Edu

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