Broomberg & Chanarin, Holy Bible, MACK/AMC, 2013.

July 9, 2014

19 July–2 November 2014

Broomberg & Chanarin: Divine Violence
19 July–2 November 2014

Gallery 6: Uprisings
Rebecca Gould 
19 July–9 November 2014

Preview: Friday 18 July, 6:30pm

MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
Wales, UK

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Participating artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Taysir Batniji, Lara Favaretto, Christian Burnoski, Jason Dodge, Claire Fontaine, Ori Gersht, Bethan Huws, Kris Martin, Pedro Reyes, Michael Sailstorfer, Yoko Ono & John Lennon; and a historical display of Llandudno in WW1.

WAR takes as its starting point Llandudno’s involvement in World War One and in particular MOSTYN’s former use as a drill hall at that time. Artworks by a group of international artists address the subject of war, its impact upon societies and the aftermath of destruction. While the concept and complexity of war have influenced the selection of artworks, so too has the notion of conflict. The consideration of conflict within the exhibition also extends beyond conflict associated with war, addressing it in a broader sense, even within the context of art history and tradition.

The exhibition also brings together historical material that looks at Llandudno during WW1. Artefacts, images and documents are used to portray the local story and links to the international picture. 

WAR forms part of MOSTYN’s Audience Development Programme  – History Series Project 2014–17. Both the exhibition and the overall programme are made possible through the generous support of Arts Council of Wales Lottery Grant.


Press release: WAR

Broomberg & Chanarin: Divine Violence
MOSTYN and Artes Mundi present Divine Violence, the UK premiere of a solo exhibition by Broomberg & Chanarin. Inspired by the annotations and images that playwright Bertolt Brecht added to his own personal bible, the artists have combined the biblical text with images taken from The Archive of Modern Conflict—the largest archive in the world dedicated to images of war and conflict. At its core, the exhibition questions the unspoken criteria at play within the visual representation of conflict.
Two other significant series of works by Broomberg & Chanarin are also exhibited: Afterlife, a re-reading of a controversial, Pulitzer Prize winning 1979 photograph, whose author was anonymous for 30 years; and “The Day Nobody Died,” a series of radically non-figurative action-photographs produced when the artists were embedded with British Army units on the front line in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

This exhibition and the public programme of events are made possible through the generous support of Artes Mundi.

#broombergchanarin #divineviolence #mostyngallery

Press release: Divine Violence

Gallery 6: Uprisings
Rebecca Gould 
Gallery 6 is a new initiative at MOSTYN housed in its upper level. It is 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. Four Uprisings will occur each year. 

Rebecca Gould was born in Scotland in 1980 and is currently based in Holyhead. In Gould’s work, objects retain some features and are also transformed into something new. Compositions may be changed a number of times to produce updated versions, in an ongoing process where artworks may remain unfinished.

Press release: Gallery 6: Uprisings—Rebecca Gould 
Made possible by the generous support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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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July 9, 2014

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