February 16, 2017 - MOSTYN - Call for submissions: MOSTYN Open 20 / WAGSTAFF'S
February 16, 2017

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(1) MOSTYN Open 20 call for submissions. (2) Wagstaff's piano store, 1970s, on the site of the current MOSTYN gallery building. (3) Dave Muller, This American's Top 40 (2012) Part I, 2013. Courtesy the artist and The Approach, London.

Call for submissions: MOSTYN Open 20
Registration deadline: February 24, 2017
July 8–November 5, 2017

WAGSTAFF'S
February 18–June 25, 2017

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

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Call for submissions: MOSTYN Open 20
Registration deadline: February 24, 2017
July 8–November 5, 2017

WAGSTAFF'S
February 18–June 25, 2017

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

T +44 1492 879201
post@mostyn.org

www.mostyn.org
Instagram / Facebook / Twitter

Call for submissions: MOSTYN Open 20

Registration close date: February 24, 2017

MOSTYN, Wales UK is delighted to announce the selection panel, and call for submissions, for the 20th anniversary edition of the MOSTYN Open contemporary art exhibition, to be shown from July 2017.

About MOSTYN Open
Since its inception in 1989, the MOSTYN Open has nurtured and presented the talent of established and emergent contemporary artists internationally. The exhibition of selected works takes place at MOSTYN, with a cash prize of 10,000 GBP awarded to a single artist or collective. In addition, the Audience Award grants a cash prize of 1,000 GBP to those who receive the most votes from visitors during the exhibition.

The selectors for MOSTYN Open 20 are: Lydia Yee, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Chus Martínez, Curator and Head of the Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN; Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN. And the visiting public for the Audience Award.

Key dates and submission process
February 24:
 Deadline for payment of 25 GBP entry fee and receipt of completed registration form.
March 3: Closing date for submission form together with images of artwork by email.
Visit www.mostyn.org/mostynopen for full details, how to register, and terms and conditions.

 

WAGSTAFF'S
February 18–June 25, 2017

Participating artists: Zarouhie Abdalian, Saâdane Afif, Cory Arcangel, John Baldessari, Simeon Barclay, Alex Bartsch, Jacqueline Bebb, Andrea Büttner, Anne Collier, Claire Fontaine, Mario García Torres, Charles Gershom, Rebecca Gould, Gareth Griffith, Scott King, Adam McEwen, Dave Muller, Fernando Ortega, Hannah Rickards, Torbjørn Rødland, Anri Sala, Fabrice Samyn, Santo Tolone
&
Historical presentations relating to Wagstaff's store and the town of Llandudno

WAGSTAFF’S takes as its point of departure a piano and musical instrument dealership of the same name that once occupied MOSTYN | Wales prior to it being reinstated as an art gallery in the 1970s. Originally based in Manchester, Wagstaff’s relocated to 1 Vaughan St, Llandudno in the early 1940s after the city store was demolished during World War II and in 1946 it moved to 12 Vaughan St, site of MOSTYN | Wales’ building today. The establishment of music shops such as Wagstaff’s in the late 19th century reflected the high regard in which music was held in terms of entertainment inside and outside the family home. Many of these shops have now gone out of business due to changes in technology and family priorities.

WAGSTAFF’S considers the long-standing connection between music and art, and records an interpretation from today’s perspective. A number of the artists featured in the exhibition have appeared together in other shows surveying the linkage between the genre of music and the field of art. In this sense, the exhibition will suggest some of music’s most embraced and debated facets: the cover, the copy and the culture of bootlegging.

The exhibition is presented within a format made up of four categories, taking inspiration from independent music record shops, which categorise music by genre, and which, along with musical instrument shops, have decreased in number. The categories are designed to give structure to the wide array of approaches and usages of music in the visual arts which are presented in the exhibition. The format also allows opportunities for overlaps and mixes to play out, between both the categories and the artworks presented within.

This exhibition is part of MOSTYN’s History Series, which since 2013, has examined the heritage of MOSTYN’s building, the town of Llandudno and links further afield. The series has presented historical artefacts and images alongside works by contemporary artists, forming a dialogue between past and present.

This exhibition is curated by Adam Carr, (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN), with historical research by Jane Matthews (Engagement Manager/Research, MOSTYN) and Richard Cynan Jones (Operations and Facitilies/Research, MOSTYN).

WAGSTAFF'S exhibition tour and talk with Adam Carr, Jane Matthews, Richard Cynan Jones
Sunday, March 25, 11am

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