April 16, 2013 - MOSTYN - New season of exhibitions
April 16, 2013

New season of exhibitions

Courtesy of MOSTYN.

YOU
27 April–7 July 2013

Keith Arnatt and YOU 
27 April–7 July 2013

Gallery 6: Uprisings – Alek O.
27 April–14 July 2013

Opening: Friday 26 April, 6:30pm, all welcome

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
Wales, UK

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MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary art gallery, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

YOU
27 April–7 July 2013
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Aurélien Froment, Jeppe Hein, Július Koller, Rivane Neuenschwander and you, the audience
Curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN

As the inaugural exhibition of MOSTYN’s new programme of exhibitions, YOU addresses, and dialogues with, the time in which it takes place. It brings together works by five international artists that invite or require the visitor’s involvement, making them a sixth participant in the exhibition.

While YOU considers the art-historical background of the relationship between artwork and viewer, and its growing status over time, it asks, “How do the included works engage and forge relationships with audiences in distinctly different ways from other works of art? How is the role of the visitor elevated and placed uniquely at the centre?” Through exhibiting artworks that engender such questions, YOU will build an alliance between viewer, artwork and MOSTYN itself.

In addition to the artworks on view there will be a display by the School of Psychology, Bangor University comprising cultural artefacts, documents and other items showing the connection between physical objects and our cognition. Their inclusion will place the exhibited artworks in a broader cultural context, and enlarge upon our engagement with, and perception of, objects in general.

Press release: YOU

Keith Arnatt and YOU
27 April–7 July 2013

Keith Arnatt is one of most celebrated artists of his generation. This exhibition will mark a return to MOSTYN for the artist, who previously exhibited at the gallery in 1989. Focusing on his later work and featuring little known pieces and those not previously exhibited, it highlights Arnatt’s vivid ability to reveal the beauty, poetry and humour in seemingly mundane aspects of everyday life, as well as revealing profound layers of relationship in the communication between people.

While demonstrating the continued relevance and importance of Arnatt’s work, this exhibition serves as a counterpoint to the group exhibition YOU, and is the first in a series of related solo and group exhibitions at MOSTYN.

Press release: Keith Arnatt and YOU

Gallery 6: Uprisings – Alek O.
27 April–14 July 2013

Gallery 6 is a new initiative at MOSTYN, housed in the upper level and dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting—nationally or internationally. The Gallery 6 space and its associated programme, titled Uprisings, provide the opportunity for an artist to work under professional conditions, and to present their work to a larger audience. It will bring to MOSTYN a diverse range of artists, at the very forefront of contemporary art practice, from both home and away.

Four Uprisings will occur each year, the first by Argentina-born artist Alek O.

Press release: Gallery 6: Uprisings – Alek O.

Gallery 6 would not be possible without the generous support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

To be kept up to date with MOSTYN’s new programme, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing lin [​at​] mostyn.org.

About MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales (UK) is the leading, publicly funded, contemporary art gallery in Wales and serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary life through international contemporary art and curatorial practice.

Through exhibitions, learning programme, lectures, symposia and publications, MOSTYN plays an active role in discussing contemporary culture in Wales, the UK and beyond.

 

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