November 6, 2017 - MOSTYN - Evgeny Antufiev: Organic resistance: body and knife - crossing the border / Miles of Creativity
November 6, 2017

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(1) Evgeny Antufiev, Organic Resistance: body and knife - crossing the border. (2) Evgeny Antufiev, Untitled, 2010. Wire, fabric, glue, dog’s and wolf’s teeth. Courtesy Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia © Evgeny Antufiev (3) Miles of Creativity. (4) Mark Hughes, Essential Tech Wear, 2017. Courtesy the artist. 

 

Evgeny Antufiev: Organic resistance: body and knife - crossing the border
Miles of Creativity
November 18, 2017–February 18, 2018

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MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

Evgeny Antufiev
Organic resistance: body and knife - crossing the border
Galleries 4 & 5

The exhibition Organic resistance: body and knife - crossing the border presents artefacts, ideas and stories collected from, or imagined by, local and mythological cultures from different parts of the world.

Inspired by the traces of shamanic practice in the Siberian region of Tuva, where he was raised, Antufiev slowly crafts his own mythologies through a semi-anthropological approach to exhibition making, mixed with a degree of kitsch aesthetic. Antufiev combines imagination with aspects of Russian and international cultures, personal stories, and a skilled appreciation for the effect on human culture of different materials such as stone, bone, wood, amber and bronze. The resulting worlds are suspended between nature and culture, legends and facts, found and fictional objects.

The exhibition is organised in partnership with Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia (Italy), where the artist had a major survey of his work in 2013—the first one in Italy. The Maramotti Collection has continued to follow the research of the artist by acquiring new works over the last few years, and this exhibition will be the first time the works will be shown outside Europe. With the additional support of z2o Sara Zanin, Rome / Emalin, London.

This exhibition has been curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN.

Miles of Creativity
Galleries 2 & 3

Featuring creatives: Beacon Garage, Trish Bermingham, Lin Cummins, Tim Dickinson, Nick Elphick, Glyn Ellis, Julia S. Greaves, Lizzie Hughes, Mark Hughes, Anna Jones, Richard Cynan Jones, Patrick Joseph, Judith Bond Cakes, Barry Morris, North Wales Vapour, Pea J. Restall, Miguel Roque, Alana Tyson, Alan Whitfield, Susan Williams, Wild Horse Brewery, Emrys Williams, Gwyn Williams, Sandra Wynne

Miles of Creativity is a group exhibition that explores the creative act and its relationship to the town of Llandudno, and brings together work by artists and by creative people working in trades not traditionally shown in an art gallery. The result of a curatorial survey of the area immediately surrounding the gallery, the exhibition embraces a wider view of creativity and interdisciplinary thinking, less concerned with questioning what is and what is not "art" than with celebrating creativity, differing notions of which can co-exist side by side in the most unexpected and unintended of places.

This exhibition has been curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN.

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About MOSTYN
MOSTYN presents international art and culture of our time, activating people’s lives through exhibitions, cultural programmes and commercial activities. Situated in the coastal town of Llandudno, it is Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre, serving as a place to form and share new perspectives through artistic/curatorial practice and audience engagement. It is part of the Plus TATE, the UK-wide contemporary visual art network.

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