alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

AGM – Call for host organisations

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on January 20, 2011

AGM
agmculture.org


Image credit: AGM Conversation ‘On Translation’ saw the participation of Michael Takeo Magruder, Fay Nicolson,
Nada Prlja, Alfredo Cramerotti, Yesomi Umolu, Hannah Conroy, Jeffery Baker.

Contact
agm@agmculture.org
Hannah Conroy
Phone: 0044 (0) 7943639832
Fax: n/a

Address
agmculture.org
AGM
1 Thoresby Street
Nottingham, NG1 1AJ
England

Ongoing call for project partners

AGM accepts now proposals for future editions of its annual, international symposium, an itinerant and ‘expanded’ form of gathering that may include debate, exhibition, screening, performance and other formats.

Proposals from host organisations or project partners can be sent to agm@agmculture.org
Please include contact details, and an outline or relevance for collaboration. Further information can be seen on our website: http://www.agmculture.org

AGM is a curatorial project with some of the inbuilt features of a parasite. Each time, by changing partner, location, form and content, its primary focus is to explore the peculiarity of the hosting body – be it a site, an institution or a theme.

Through the creation of encounters and cultural exchange, AGM promotes the development of a network of cultural centres working around Europe. Our goal is to create and consolidate international collaboration, foster knowledge exchange and support international mobility of cultural workers, theorists and artists.

AGM is orchestrated by Hannah Conroy (UK), Iben Bentzen (Denmark), Yesomi Umolu (UK) and Alfredo Cramerotti (UK/Italy). Recent projects included the ongoing Conversation Series symposia, which provide an open forum for sharing and exchange with no underlying pretext but to consider the current state of affairs at various moments in the lead up to the exhibition or research process. Also, the collective presented AGM 10:Collectivus CPS, at Manifesta 8, Spain (2010) which sought to explore the collective process as emphasised in the selection of three collectives to curate the biennale this time around.

This year sees the beginning of a three year project AGM_Loci, which will facilitate public events that seek to encourage international collaboration and foster knowledge exchange between artist and theorists across Europe. Starting in 2011, curators and artists from Manifatture Knos, Lecce, Italy; One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, UK; Walden Affairs, Den Haag, Holland; Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, Austria will initiate a dialogue to generate a public agenda and ignite discussions on the issue of shared memory of urban spaces.

Every AGM Culture edition poses a series of questions challenging pre-conceived ideas of the hosting body and the relative cultural productions taking place in/through that environment.

One Thoresby Street, 1 Thoresby Street, Nottingham, UK, NG1 1AJ
+44 (0)7941 470145 (Alfredo) or +44 (0)7943 639832 (Hannah)

Interview: Ariel Reichman at Manifesta 8

Posted in shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on January 14, 2011

Ariel Reichman’s short interview about his project in San Anton old prison in Cartagena for Manifesta 8.
Footage and interview by Davis Berg and Henna Hyvärinen.
Produced by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets.

Interview: Michael Takeo Magruder at Manifesta 8

Posted in shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on January 10, 2011

Michael Takeo Magruder talks about his work “(in)Remembrance(11-M)″ at MURAM in Cartagena for Manifesta 8.
Footage and interview by Davis Berg and Henna Hyvärinen.

Produced by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets.

Interview: Erlea Maneros Zabala at Manifesta8 – part 2

Posted in shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on January 3, 2011

Second part of short interview to Erlea Maneros Zabala on her work shown at MURAM in Cartagena. Footage and interview by Davis Berg and Henna Hyvärinen.


Produced by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets

Interview: Erlea Maneros Zabala at Manifesta8 – part 1

Posted in shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on January 3, 2011

Short interview to Erlea Maneros Zabala on her work shown at MURAM in Cartagena. Footage and interview by Davis Berg and Henna Hyvärinen.


Produced by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets.

Interview: Stefanos Tsivopoulos at Manifesta8

Posted in shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on January 2, 2011

Short interview to Stefanos Tsivopoulos on his work ‘Amnesialand’ shown at the Casino Society in Cartagena. Footage and interview by Davis Berg and Henna Hyvärinen.

Produced by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets.

On Tsivolopolus’s work:

” In fact one of the most effective works, Amnesialand by Stefanos Tsivopolous, was devised in response to a site not previously used for contemporary art exhibition – the Casino in Cartagena. This was one of a relatively small number of works in ‘¿The Rest is History?’ to fulfil the potential of aesthetic journalism, as theorised by Cramerotti, through its fusion of fictional and documentary modes of address. In addition, while numerous contributions to Manifesta 8 employed a self-consciously ‘archival’ mode of display, Amnesialand was one of the few video installations to make effective use of – and clearly acknowledge – already existing archives. ”

[Aesthetic Journalism in Practice: Manifesta 8 and the Chamber of Public Secrets by Maeve Connolly, variant 39/40 Winter 2010]

Cairo in Dialogue with AGM Culture / Cairo opens Chamber of Public Secrets

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 19, 2010

AGM Conversation Series, Cairo Session: On Dialogue

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on December 4, 2010

AGM Culture Conversation Series, Cairo Session: On Dialogue

Dec. 16, 2010
Cairo, Egypt
About

During the upcoming Cairo Biennale, AGM will coordinate a recorded conversation between curators, artists and cultural producers on the 16th December 2010. This one day session will focus on social and geo-political topics relevant to the Mediterranean region, opening up to some tactics for producers and audiences to employ via modes of aesthetic journalism, ficto-criticism and political fictions. Having recently interrogated the nature of collective production and collaboration as part of Chamber of Public Secrets’ contribution to Manifesta 8, AGM wishes to expand on this to address the term “dialogue”. If, as in the realm of cultural diplomacy, dialogue is to be understood as a reciprocal act and as a prelude to collaboration/cultural understanding, then the session asks: who sets the terms of dialogue, where is it enacted, how does it function and what are its inherent asymmetries? More specifically, we hope to delve into the realm of questioning the instrumentalisation of “dialogue” in contemporary art and institutional practices as well as on the geo-political scale.

This session will be disseminated through attendees networks and on agmculture.org.

Participants

Khaled Ramadan (Lebanon, Finland & Denmark) Alfredo Cramerotti (Italy & UK) Hannah Conroy (UK) Yesomi Umolu (UK), Khaled Hafez (Egypt), Aida Eltorie (Egypt & USA), (Dermis Leon (Spain), Achilleas Kentonis (Cyprus) Patrizio Travagli (Italy) Giuseppe Moscatello (UAE), Alexandre Gurita (France), Michael Thoss (Germany).

Sponsors/Supporters

Allianz Stiftung
European Union House of Delegation Cairo-Egypt

About AGM Conversation Series

The AGM Conversation Series brings together, in different configurations and venues, artists, curators, thinkers and contributors variously involved in processes of “knowledge production” via art, media, research or other forms of critical engagement. Adopting AGM’s itinerant format, these sessions seek not only to assess the “state-of-play” at various moments in the lead up to the exhibition or research process in which they are involved at that time, but to continue discussions around thematics that are central to their approach and productions.

A significant feature of the Conversation Series is that they have taken place in semi formal settings, requiring no audience but a camera and an amassed group of participants. They sit somewhere between the formal setting of the commonly used artists talk /seminar format and the informal nature of social/networked conversations between arts practitioners and producers. The sessions provide an open forum for sharing and exchange with no underlying pretext but to consider the current state of affairs.

The edited versions of the AGM Conversation series are distributed online through open networked communities such as Facebook, Vimeo, LinkedIn, Flickr, Twitter and also on agmculture.org.

About AGM

AGM Culture is a curatorial project with some of the inbuilt features of a parasite. Each time, by changing partner, location, form and content, its primary focus is to explore the peculiarity of the hosting body – be it a site, an institution or a theme. Previously, AGM has explored new modes of knowledge production within art and the media in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the U.K. and in the Web space

Contact

Agm@AgmCulture.org

Image credits: AGM Culture Conversation series: On Translation, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK, July 2010. Photo Courtesy Jeffery Baker

CPS Chamber of Public Secrets – Diary

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on October 11, 2010

Published on Kunstbeeld / Art Magazine, The Netherlands, Issue October 2010.

Thanks to Daphne Pappers, Research & Publications, Amsterdam.

(Dutch)

 

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