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Mostyn new exhibition season: Cerith Wyn Evans Opening Saturday 8 October 2022

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on October 6, 2022
This is a major solo exhibition by Cerith Wyn Evans (b. 1958), the most widely established and internationally recognised Welsh artist working today. Cerith Wyn Evans’ (b. 1958, Llanelli) artistic practice incorporates a diverse range of media including installation, sculpture, photography, film and text. He began his career as a filmmaker, producing short, experimental films and collaborative works. Since the 1990s he has created artworks that consider language and perception, focusing with a precise clarity upon their manifestation within a space, as can be seen here throughout Mostyn’s lower and upper galleries. The works exist and take form through the reflection on and interrogation of the world about us, adopting what he identifies as “strategies of refraction…. of juxtaposition, superimposition and contradiction…occluding and revealing” to create moments of rupture within existing structures of communication, whether visual, audible or conceptual.

For this exhibition he has focused on ideas around the folds and flows of energy via material and immaterial conduits, circuitry, and choreology:- the practice of translating movement into notational form. Wyn Evans engages with the site of the gallery to produce works which question our notions of reality and cognition, of perception and subjectivity… the exhibition as a meditation, an experiment with fluid recourse to scores, maps, diagrams and models… Intricate neon sculptures interrogate the means of perception and question how we interpret the works and their spatial surroundings which are used to construct meaning. The visual assemblage presented in concert throughout the galleries unfolds in a sort of ‘controlled randomness’, in which artworks coexist in a play of exchanges between intervals and intensities. Neon works are suspended and isolated in space, seven-metre high light columns descend from the ceiling like a subliminal forest of thought, suspended windscreens are mobile, and transparent glass panes reverberate with a soundtrack defined by relations constantly in flux.

Join us this Saturday for the launch of this major presentation of place-responsive, new and adaptive of works, including sculpture, installation, light work, sound work and moving image.

Opens 8th October, 10.30am – 5.00pmTalk: Artist in Conversation
CERITH WYN EVANS
8th October, 3.00 – 4.00pm

During the launch of Cerith Wyn Evans’ major exhibition at Mostyn, Director Alfredo Cramerotti and the artist will be in conversation in the Mostyn Project Space. 
 
This discussion event will be supported with a British Sign Language Interpreter and refreshments will be served for audience members at the Oriel Cafe at 4pm.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, Mostyn, with the assistance of Kalliopi Tsipni- Kolaza, Associate Curator of Visual Arts, Mostyn, Robert Grose, Exhibitions Manager, Mostyn, and Cecily Shrimpton, Head of Operations, Mostyn. The project is generously supported by the Colwinston Charitable Trust, White Cube, Marian Goodman Gallery, Dr Carol Bell, Salisbury & Co. and Ellis Williams Architects, along with core funding support from Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council and Llandudno Town Council.

Cerith Wyn Evans would like to personally thank Pascale Berthier, Irene Bradbury, Stephen Farrer, Tom Foulsham, Lukas Galehr, Daniel Gallego, Nicola Lees, Takayuki Mashiyama, Nicolas Nahab, Ilona Noack, Jacob Noack, Stefan Rigger, Josef Schöfmann, Freyja Sewell, Jessica Simas, Robert Spragg and Johnathon Titheridge.

Acknowledgements

FUTURO ANTERIORE: EXPO CHICAGO presents the 2015 EXPO VIDEO PROGRAM curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on September 17, 2015
EXPO CHICAGO presents FUTURO ANTERIORE, the 2015 EXPO VIDEO PROGRAM with select words by major international artists,
Presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago and curated by MOSTYN Director, Alfredo Cramerotti, more than 20 film, video and new-media works are featured on the main floor of Festival Hall.
Carolee Schneemann
Carolee Schneemann. Fuses, 1964-66. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York. Courtesy of P.P.O.W and Hales Gallery.

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, presents selections for the 2015 EXPO VIDEO program, presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago. Curated by writer, independent curator and Director of MOSTYN (Wales, United Kingdom) Alfredo Cramerotti, the program will feature more than 15 artists and filmmakers creating some of the most exciting and cutting-edge film, video and new media works chosen from the 140 participating galleries exhibiting at the fourth annual EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 17 – 20, 2015).

In addition, Cramerotti has chosen two pieces of work from Columbia College Chicago students to be displayed alongside major international artists from leading galleries including Marianne Boesky Gallery, Bortolami, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Massimo De Carlo, Honor Fraser, Kavi Gupta, Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery, David Nolan Gallery, rosenfeld porcini, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, White Cube and David Zwirner as a part of this year’s program.

Christian Jankowski
Christian Jankowski, 16mm Mystery, 2004. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
“Embedded within the contemporary art world’s strategies of making and display, the combination of moving image works on view makes this program a unique chance to experience visual culture today,” said Cramerotti. “These exceptional artists’ films and videos open up a new territory of cinematic experience, where the viewer is at the center of the work, and encounters something rarely accessible outside film festivals, exhibitions or specific surveys.”

Titled “Futuro Anteriore” (“Future Perfect”), this year’s program examines the apparent contradiction of this phrase indicating events, experiences and facts that are considered, but remain part of the future. Featuring neither straight experimental video art that anticipates future trends, nor short film that exists as part of a visual tradition, the quality and innovative strength of the works presented make them unique in many respects. The chosen works immerse viewers in stunning exteriors and intimate situations. Various cinema industry mechanisms and established genres are present in this program selection—from Hollywood glamour to the Lumière brothers—yet, a huge range of visual innovations and experimental artistic approaches are embedded within these works.

Stan Douglas
Stan Douglas, Circa 1948, 2014. Courtesy of David Zwirner.
2015 EXPO VIDEO Artists Include:

Yuri Ancarani | Il Capo, 2010, 15:00 min | Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
Hans Op de Beeck | Night Time, 2015, 18:41 min | Marianne Boesky Gallery
Sue de Beer | Silver and Gold, 2011, 1:32 min, Marianne Boesky Gallery
Johanna Billing | I’m gonna live anyhow until I die, 2012, 16:29 min | Kavi Gupta
Jeremy Blake | Winchester Redux, abridged version of the Winchester trilogy, 2004, 5:00 min | Honor Fraser
Chris Burden | The Rant, 2006, 2:10 min | Massimo De Carlo
*Stan Douglas | Circa 1948, 2014 (interactive app for iOS devices) | David Zwirner
Fischli & Weiss | The Way Things Go, 1987, 30:00 min | Matthew Marks Gallery
Morgan Fisher | Turning Over, 1975, 15:00 min | Bortolami
Luis Gispert and Jeff Reed | Stereomongrel, 2005, 12:00 min | Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Runa Islam | Trust, 2008, 3:00 min | White Cube
Christian Jankowski | 16mm Mystery, 2004, 3:54 min | Lisson Gallery
Malerie Marder | At Rest, 2011, 12:06 min | Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Ciprian Muresan | 3D Rubliov, 2004, 4:49 min | David Nolan Gallery
Carolee Schneemann | Fuses, 1964 – 67, 18:00 min | Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W
Cauleen Smith | Remote Viewing, 2011, 14:00 min | Corbett vs. Dempsey
Levi van Veluw | Spheres, The Collapse of Cohesion, 9:43 min | rosenfeld porcini

Columbia College Chicago Film/Video Student Winners:

Kellee Terrell, Blame, 2015, 15:09 min
Julian Walker, Jordan Duke, Third Timothy, 16:21 min

*Please note that Circa, 1948 by Stan Douglas, part of the film & video program, is an app that is functional on a smartphone or tablet and is not on view in the screening rooms or pods. To obtain the artwork, visit apple.co/1mn4DNm.

Futuro Anteriore (Future Perfect): EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES THE 2015 EXPO VIDEO PROGRAM. Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti.

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on August 11, 2015

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September in Chicago.
Be Here.

EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES THE 2015 EXPO VIDEO PROGRAM
WITH SELECT WORKS BY MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS
Presented in Partnership with Columbia College Chicago and Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti,
More Than 15 Film, Video and New-Media Works to be
Featured on the Main Floor of Festival Hall

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, announces selections for the 2015 EXPO VIDEO program, presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago. Curated by writer, independent curator and Director of MOSTYN (Wales, United Kingdom) Alfredo Cramerotti, the program will feature more than 15 artists and filmmakers creating some of the most exciting and cutting-edge film, video and new media works chosen from the 140 participating galleries exhibiting at the fourth annual EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 17 – 20, 2015).

In addition, Cramerotti has chosen two pieces of work from Columbia College Chicago students to be displayed alongside major international artists from leading galleries including Marianne Boesky Gallery, Bortolami, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Massimo De Carlo, Honor Fraser, Kavi Gupta, Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery, David Nolan Gallery, rosenfeld porcini, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, White Cube and David Zwirner as a part of this year’s program.

“Embedded within the contemporary art world’s strategies of making and display, the combination of moving image works on view makes this program a unique chance to experience visual culture today,” said Cramerotti. “These exceptional artists’ films and videos open up a new territory of cinematic experience, where the viewer is at the center of the work, and encounters something rarely accessible outside film festivals, exhibitions or specific surveys.”

Titled “Futuro Anteriore” (“Future Perfect”), this year’s program examines the apparent contradiction of this phrase indicating events, experiences and facts that are considered, but remain part of the future. Featuring neither straight experimental video art that anticipates future trends, nor short film that exists as part of a visual tradition, the quality and innovative strength of the works presented make them unique in many respects. The chosen works immerse viewers in stunning exteriors and intimate situations. Various cinema industry mechanisms and established genres are present in this program selection—from Hollywood glamour to the Lumière brothers—yet, a huge range of visual innovations and experimental artistic approaches are embedded within these works.

2015 EXPO VIDEO Artists Include:

Yuri Ancarani | Il Capo, 2010, 15:00 min | Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
Hans Op de Beeck | Night Time, 2015, 18:41 min | Marianne Boesky Gallery
Sue de Beer | Silver and Gold, 2011, 1:32 min, Marianne Boesky Gallery
Johanna Billing | I’m gonna live anyhow until I die, 2012, 16:29 min | Kavi Gupta
Jeremy Blake | Winchester Redux, abridged version of the Winchester trilogy, 2004, 5:00 min | Honor Fraser
Chris Burden | The Rant, 2006, 2:10 min | Massimo De Carlo
*Stan Douglas | Circa 1948, 2014 (interactive app for iOS devices) | David Zwirner
Fischli & Weiss | The Way Things Go, 1987, 30:00 min | Matthew Marks Gallery
Morgan Fisher | Turning Over, 1975, 15:00 min | Bortolami
Luis Gispert and Jeff Reed | Stereomongrel, 2005, 12:00 min | Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Runa Islam | Trust, 2008, 3:00 min | White Cube
Christian Jankowski | 16mm Mystery, 2004, 3:54 min | Lisson Gallery
Malerie Marder | At Rest, 2011, 12:06 min | Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Ciprian Muresan | 3D Rubliov, 2004, 4:49 min | David Nolan Gallery
Carolee Schneemann | Fuses, 1964 – 67, 18:00 min | Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W
Cauleen Smith | Remote Viewing, 2011, 14:00 min | Corbett vs. Dempsey
Levi van Veluw | Spheres, The Collapse of Cohesion, 9:43 min | rosenfeld porcini

Columbia College Chicago Film/Video Student Winners:

Kellee Terrell, Blame, 2015, 15:09 min
Julian Walker, Jordan Duke, Third Timothy, 16:21 min

*Please note that Circa, 1948 by Stan Douglas, part of the film & video program, is an app that is functional on a smartphone or tablet and is not on view in the screening rooms or pods. To obtain the artwork, visit apple.co/1mn4DNm.

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