alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Matteo Fato (SOMERSAULT) | curated by Alfredo Cramerotti | Opening: 22.07.2017 h.18.30 | Galleria Michela Rizzo

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on July 20, 2017

Matteo Fato
(SOMERSAULT) 

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti 

Galleria Michela Rizzo | Venice, Italy 

Opening: 22.07.2017, h.18.30

 23.07 – 09.09.2017 

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In the past our technologically conceived artifacts structured living patterns. We are now in transition from an object-oriented to a systems-oriented culture. Here change emanates, not from things, but from the way things are done.

(Jack Burnham, System Esthetics, 1968)

 

Burnham, an art critic and curator, wrote the passage above for an essay in Artforum magazine back in 1968; processes of change take time indeed. In the case of visual culture, and the physical environment underpinning it, the system is both the space (for work) and the material (of the work); concerning with method and form together. 

A “visual system” sits at the crossroad between image, thought, word and time; it exemplifies the mutability (and complexity) of life. A visual medium then brings about not only the message, but the psychic state that enable us to understand that message: “A mental structure, a way of thinking and feeling that expresses itself in everything we say, write, build and develop, from architecture and advertising to film and fine art.”

The presumed coherence of visual practice is constantly called into question by coupling with other system of visual fabrication, communication or representation (text, painting, impression, graphic design, photography, light projection, object construction and oral commentary). It is an environment made of relation-building amongst sign and signal, people and objects. Our visual actions extract meaning upon which build further relations and effects, either autonomously or through conscious arrangements. In Burnham’s words, “Where the object almost always has a fixed shape and boundaries, the consistency of a system may be altered in time and space, its behavior determined both by external conditions and its mechanisms of control.”

We live now according to a system of visual editing; we became a wider, complex “system” in which users double as creators.

On systems, Alfredo Cramerotti

Friday | 12 May No Way Out. Notes on the Philosophical Implications of the Concept of Anthropocene with Franco “Bifo” Berardi in conversation with Sandro Carniel (CNR – ISMAR)

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 11, 2017

Friday | 12 May 2017

5pm

No Way Out. Notes on the Philosophical Implications of the Concept of Anthropocene with Franco “Bifo” Berardi in conversation with Sandro Carniel (CNR – ISMAR). Introduced and moderated by Alfredo Cramerotti.

Palazzina Canonica
Riva dei Sette Martiri, 1364
Vaporetto Giardini

See full schedule below

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Friday | 12 May My Art Guides Venice Meeting Point “An Ocean Archive” Symposium

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 11, 2017

Friday | 12 May 2017

3pm

My Art Guides Venice Meeting Point “An Ocean Archive” Symposium 

NAVY OFFICER’S CLUB
ARSENALE, VENICE

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Thursday | 11 May Lost Identities Cristina Cattaneo (Labanof) with Prefetto Vittorio Piscitelli (Commissario Straordinario per le Persone Scomparse)

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 10, 2017

Thursday | 11 May 2017

3:30pm

Lost Identities Cristina Cattaneo (Labanof) with Prefetto Vittorio Piscitelli (Commissario Straordinario per le Persone Scomparse). Introduced and moderated by Alfredo Cramerotti
Palazzina Canonica
Riva dei Sette Martiri, 1364
Vaporetto Giardini

See full schedule below

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Thursday | 11 May Leviathan: A Beginning. Shezad Dawood in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 10, 2017

Thursday | 11 May 2017

2pm

Leviathan: A Beginning. Shezad Dawood in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti

Palazzina Canonica
Riva dei Sette Martiri, 1364
Vaporetto Giardini

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Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle (production stills), 2017. HD video. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions.

Shezad Dawood | Leviathan

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on May 1, 2017

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Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle (production stills), 2017. HD video. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions.

May 7–September 24, 2017

Shezad Dawood
Leviathan
An episodic narrative

Palazzina Canonica
Riva dei Sette Martiri 1364A, Castello
30122 Venice
Italy
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm

Fortuny Factory
Giudecca 805
30133 Venice
Italy
Hours: Monday–Friday 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm

An exhibition of a new and ambitious body of work by artist Shezad Dawood will open in May 2017 to coincide with the 57th Venice Biennale. The show will mark the launch of Leviathan, a ten-part film cycle conceived and directed by the artist that will unfold over the next three years. Leviathan is also being released as a series of written fictions. Episode 1 is available to read at www.leviathan-cycle.com.

The first two episodes of the film will be presented alongside a new series of textile and sculptural works in the newly-restored Palazzina Canonica, the former headquarters of the Institute of Marine Sciences in Venice, which is opening to the public for the first time since the 1970’s. The two-part exhibition will also feature a site-specific intervention in the Fortuny Factory in the island of Giudecca.

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Leviathan is being presented by the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR) and Fortuny in Venice. Following the launch in May, the project will embark on a three-year UK and international tour, culminating in a final presentation of all ten episodes in 2020.

Leviathan is set in an imaginary future whose inhabitants are the survivors of a cataclysmic solar event. Each episode is told from the point of view of a different character and follows them as they drift across Europe, Asia and North Africa, encountering a series of idiosyncratic communities. Filming locations include the Institute of Marine Sciences’ oceanographic platform in the Adriatic Sea, the Natural History Museum in London and an abandoned island in the Venetian lagoon.

In dialogue with a wide range of marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists, neurologists and trauma specialists, Dawood has been exploring some key fault lines of the present and their possible interconnections. Taking a global and collective approach, Leviathan is a reflection on where we could be if a deeper understanding of trauma and climate erosion is not found, looking at what is not only a humanitarian crisis, but a wider crisis within our biosphere.

The new series of textile paintings has been developed in dialogue with the renowned textile manufacturer Fortuny, and will incorporate several of their hand-made fabrics. Dawood has furthermore been working closely with the Labanof in Milan, an institute that conducts research on personal effects lost by migrants during sea crossings to Lampedusa, in order to help families identify missing relatives. A series of artefacts and objects from the Labanof archive will provide the visual references for the new textile works.

The paintings will be installed in the library of the Palazzina Canonica, as well as in the showroom of the Fortuny factory in the Giudecca, established in 1919 and still operational today. In addition, a large-scale outdoor neon work titled Island Pattern, developed especially for the Fortuny Factory, will be unveiled within the garden façade of the building.

The exhibition in Venice will be accompanied by a lively public programme that will bring together specialists involved in the project for a series of informal discussions akin to the philosophical “agora” in Ancient Greece. These discussions will also be available in digital form through the project’s web platform, creating an archive aimed at scientists, researchers, students and the general public. In addition, a special film programme curated by Shezad Dawood in collaboration with streaming platform MUBI will run throughout the duration of the exhibition, with free film screenings taking place at the Palazzina Canonica.

The third film episode will be released in September 2017 and incorporated into the exhibition. Subsequent episodes will be co-commissioned and presented in partnership with a series of international venues, culminating in the presentation of all ten episodes in 2020.

The project is being developed with the support of Timothy Taylor, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, CREAM – University of Westminster, University of Salford Art Collection with support from The Contemporary Art Society and a circle of private patrons.

Furla Award 2011

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 25, 2010

VOGUE ITALIA

by Fabiana Gilardi

Published:
11/18/2010

 

The names of the five finalists and of the curators, protagonists of the eighth edition of one of the Italian excellence awards that support young contemporary artists, were announced

Pleure qui peut, rit qui veut (those who can, cry; those who want, laugh) is the title that accompanies the eighth edition of the Furla 2011 Award, contest that was born from the will of the Fondazione Querini of Venice, conceived by Chiara Bertola and promoted by the artistic sensibility of Giovanna Furlanetto, president of Furla, the Emilia leather brand, with MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, presented yesterday in Milan.
The slowness, portrayed by a graphic image that sees a clown in conflict between laughing and crying (under, the image), both pieces by the French artist Christian Boltanski, godfather of this edition, turns to open a new horizon of reflection on contemporary art that the Award is committed to represent, for ten years now, by supporting young Italian artists and curators, put to dialogue with art critics, museum directors and prestigious international art centers, to discover a new Italian way of art.
Protagonists of this new dialogue are the artists Andrea Respiro and Davide Gennarino, of the Alis/FilliolFrancesco ArenaRossella BiscottiMatteo Rubbi and Marinella Senatore, whose pieces, a mass of sculptures and installations of heterogeneous materials, selected by the curators Lorenzo BruniCecilia CanzianiAlfredo CramerottiVincenzoDe BellisSimone MenegoiCarson ChanVincent HonoréEmily PethickPhilippe Pirotte and Marianne Lanavère, will be exposed, one day after the announcement of the winner, from January 29 to the 6 of February 2011 at Palazzo Pepoli, historic Bologna building recently renovated by the Fondazione Carisbo, new partner of the Award.

“Pleure qui peut, rit qui veut (those who can, cry; those who want, laugh)” is the title that accompanies the eighth edition of the Furla 2011 Award, contest that was born from the will of the Fondazione Querini of Venice, conceived by Chiara Bertola and promoted by the artistic sensibility of Giovanna Furlanetto, designer and owner of the Emilia leather brand, with MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, presented today in Milan.
The slowness, portrayed by a graphic image that sees a clown in conflict between laughing and crying, both pieces by the French artist Christian Boltanski, godfather of this edition, turns to open a new horizon of reflection on contemporary art that the Award is committed to represent, for ten years now, by supporting young Italian artists and curators, put to dialogue with art critics, museum directors and prestigious international art centers, to discover a new Italian way of art.
Protagonists of this new dialogue are the artists Andrea Respiro and Davide Gennarino, of the Alis/Filliol, Francesco Arena, Rossella Biscotti, Matteo Rubbi and Marinella Senatore, whose pieces, a mass of sculptures and installations of heterogeneous materials, selected by the curators Lorenzo Bruni, Cecilia Canziani, Alfredo Cramerotti, Vincenzo De Bellis, Simone Menegoi, Carson Chan, Vincent Honoré, Emily Pethick, Philippe Pirotte and Marianne Lanavère, will be exposed, one day after the announcement of the winner, from January 29 to the 6 of February 2011 at Palazzo Pepoli, historic Bologna building recently renovated by the  Fondazione Carisbo, new partner of the Award.
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