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 papadopoulos

E-flux: Athena Papadopoulos: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able, 12 March 2020Online – available at 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 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

Fluxo: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able.
Online – available at at-mostyn-gallery/

Tank Magazine: Cain and Abel Can’t and Able.
Online – available at

Studio Visit: Athena Papadopoulos.
Online – available at

Art Daily: MOSTYN reopens with exhibition of works by Athena Papadopoulos.
Online – available at by-Athena-Papadopoulos#.X7Ud_y-l2jS

The Double Negative : Culture Diary – On our Radar, 04 September 2020, by Mike Pinnington
Online – available at

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 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 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 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

 BBC Radio Wales Art Show, Friday 14 August 2020, interview with Alfredo Cramerotti (from 1:10mins)

The Telegraph newspaper, 21 August 2020, by David Atkinson

Press coverage for MOSTYN June-August 2020 – general interest, MycoTV and Montez Press Radio digital programmes

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on September 21, 2020

Listing of Montez Press Radio on Art Monthly, published 1 June 2020:

Listing of MycoTV on, published 15 June 2020:

and, published 15 June 2020:

A series of online talks, workshops, readings and film, using the concept of ‘SlowTV’ as a starting point and featuring critical reflections on the current socio-political climate:

Feature on The Guardian, published 8 July 2020:

(passage of interview with Alfredo Cramerotti here below:)

Feature in the North Wales Pioneer on MOSTYN re-opening after lockdown, published 27 July 2020:

Feature on The Art Fund Newsletter, published 5 August 2020.

Your guide to museums and galleries by the sea:

Short interview with Alfredo Cramerotti on BBC Radio Wales Art Show, that aired Friday 15 August 2020.

Available at: (from 1:10mins)

Feature on The Telegraph, with quote from an interview with Alfredo Cramerotti, published 21 August 2020:

Derek Boshier & S Mark Gubb | Recent Press for MOSTYN Exhibitions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 3, 2019

Derek BoshierIt’s Only When the Tide Goes Out…
Selected works and ephemera 1976-2018

S Mark GubbThe Last Judgement
March 16–June 30, 2019

The guardian_ACramerotti
The Guardian
Ravishing Riley, seaside celebrations and anti-Trump seesaws – the week in art
Wales Arts_ACramerotti
Wales Arts Review!
wales tv
North Wales TV
Exhibition Coverage on North Wales TV

Press Coverage for Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 2, 2017


Shezad Dawood – Leviathan – Fabbrica Fortuny



Un’ antiguida tra illusioni e leviatani

2017-05-09-PHOTO-Press 2

Il trailer di Leviathan, il nuovo film d’artista di Shezad Dawood



“Leviathan”, e resilienza. Ecco il progetto di Shezad Dawood, a cura di Alfredo Cramerotti, al Villino Canonica
di Irene Guida

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Little Atoms (UK)
Passing but very positive mention, describing the show as “not to be missed”!


Un Ospite di Venezia (IT)
Nice local coverage of the film programme in collaboration with MUBI



Agenda Venezia (IT)
Leviathan featured in their agenda




Exibart (IT), Matteo Bergamini, 11.12.2016




ARTINFO (US), Nicholas Forrest, 12.12.2016

Shezad Dawood to Launch ‘Leviathan’ Film Cycle in Venice



ArtTribune (IT), Santa Nastro, 24.01.2017

Leviathan, parte da Venezia con una serie tv il progetto dell’artista Shezad Dawood



Aesthetica (UK), no byline/15.02.2017

Dystopian Communities





Flash Art (IT), Sara De Chiara, 25.04.2017

Flash Art 50



The Guardian (UK), Hettie Judah, 7 May 2017.

I’ve created a monster! Shezad Dawood on his oceanic epic Leviathan






Il Manifesto (IT), Arianna di Genova, 9.05.2017.

Leviathan featured amongst top picks of the “alternative” guide to the Biennale. Includes Leviathan film still as central image.


Mr Porter/The Knowledge, Hettie Judah, 11.05.2017.
Shezad Dawood featured amongst Mr. Porter’s selection of industry heavyweights to look out for at the Venice Biennale




ATP Diary (IT), Marco Arrigoni, 13.05.2017:
In-depth interview with Shezad and Alfredo on the origins of Leviathan and the issues it tackles.

Shezad Dawood | Palazzina Canonica e Fabbrica Fortuny, Venezia



Artribune (IT), Ludovico Pratesi, 14.05.2017:

Biennale di Venezia. L’editoriale di Ludovico Pratesi


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Al Jazeera (ME), Charlie Angela, 15.05.2017:
Interview with Shezad and filming in the library of the Canonica as part of broadcast feature on the Venice Biennale.

Venice Biennale: Refugee crisis takes centre stage



ArtAsiaPacific (MENASA), HG Masters, 15.05.2017




South China Morning Post (CN), Enid Tsui, 15.05.2017

Venice Biennale 2017 round-up: political undertones everywhere, but it’s not all despair and anger



artnet news, Hettie Judah (US), 14.05.2017

The Turned-On Biennale: An Orgy of Liberal Sex and Liberal Guilt Greets Visitors in Venice





L’Uomo Vogue (IT), Elena Bordignon, May Issue.


DOMUS (IT), no byline, 16.05.2017

Shezad Dawood’s exhibition in Venice is a reflection on where we could be if a deeper understanding of trauma and climate erosion is not found. #BiennaleArte2017



BBC Wales (UK), Evening News, 16.05.2017


Sky Arte (IT), Giovanni Zaninotto, 22.05.2017

Vogue India (IN), Shahnaz Siganporia


Socialter (FR), Manon Grad Manoukianand


Crash (FR), Annabelle Leturq


DAWN (PK), Virginia Whiles


Mutual Art: APT Collection

Shezad Dawood | Leviathan, 7 May-24 September 2017 Palazzina Canonica, Venice, Italy


The Artnewspaper

Collaterals and extras: the Biennale’s other shows


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Downloadable PDF: TANMay2017

Shezad Dawood: Leviathan; 2017, courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions

Episode 1.
Commissioned by: University of Salford Art Collection, Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Leviathan – Human and Marine Ecology, with support from The Contemporary Art Society.
Shezad Dawood: Leviathan; 2017, courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions
Episode 2.
Commissioned by  Cream – University of Westminster and Leviathan – Human & Marine Ecology

ATP diary – Interview


【娱乐】LEAP Forum Venice



Elephant Issue 33 |Shezad Dawood: Leviathan



The Absence of Path

Leviathan Episode 2 – Yasmine



Plongée dans le Monde Catacysmique de Shezad Dawood

Face à la mer

Read full article here 


Vogue India | July 2017 Issue

Great lengths

Read full article here 


Art Radar | June 2017

Shezad Dawood launches his ten-part film cycle during the 57th Venice Biennale


La Stampa | Venezia l’arte sull’ambiente invade Campi e Calli


Artarius Media | My Art Guide

Shezad Dawood — Venice 





Alfredo Cramerotti: Alternative Mapping @ CRITICAL WAYS OF SEEING 2014, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 21, 2014


Visualizing Knowledge and the Digital: Tool, Politics, or Art?

21-22 May 2014

Goldsmiths (University of London)

New Cross, London SE14 6NW

 24 map population-map

Hosted by the Global Media & Transnational Communications Program and Radical Media Forum, Department of Media & Communications

Hashtag: #criticaleyes

 With Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde diplomatique/Visions cartographiques), Giulio Frigieri (The Guardian), Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN, Wales’ Contemporary Art Centre), Mushon Zer-Aviv and Galia Offri (Media Activists, Tel Aviv/New York), Stefano Cagol (Contemporary Artist, Italy), Davina Jackson (D-City Network, Australia), Sean Cubitt, Lorenzo Pizzani (Goldsmiths, UK), and Alex Gekker (Utrecht University, NL)

Organizers: Marianne Franklin, Elinor Carmi, and Paola Crespi

Venue: Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) and the New Academic Building (NAB), Goldsmiths


Thursday, 22 May

2-3.15pm: Alfredo Cramerotti

Alternative Mapping (RHB 137)

The session will explore our drive to ‘make sense’ of things we know and those we don’t. Starting from the very notion of curating as: organising / scouting / selecting / taking care of / making space for / creating links between, I have developed over the last couple of years a pinterest stream that attempts to ‘map the mapping’: There are about 330 ‘alternative maps’ on this stream – from the downright bizarre obsession to the most thorough and scientific charting approach one can think of; from kitchen utensils to animal tracks. The session will open up a discussion about our drive to map, need to map, desire to map and, ultimately, what is mapping all about: has the map exceed (finally!) the territory? Has the mapping outgrown the mappable?



Dear Portrait exhibition reviews on The Guardian & We Heart

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on September 13, 2013

The Guardian’s Adrian Searle gives his verdict on the best of the Venice Biennale

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on June 7, 2013

The Guardian

3 June 2013

by Adrian Searle


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