Curation to Exhibition Talk by Alfredo Cramerotti

22 May 2010

Event times

11am- 1.30pm

Cost of entry

£12, student discounts available


Northamptonshire, United Kingdom


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Talk by Alredo Cramerotti- Curator at Derby QUAD


Part of a series of five individual talks about the curation and exhibition of art work which will be led by five prominent curation and exhibition experts.The talks will provide a range of informational sessions or lectures about various stages of curation and exhibition. These sessions are ideal for art students, art collectors, artists and anyone else who is interested in learning the processes involved in collecting art and what goes into making a successful exhibition. The talks are open to those who could be new to collecting art, or exhibiting art, and want more information or those who already have an interest and experience. Saturday 22nd May 11am- 1.30pm Alfredo Cramerotti. Writer, curator, editor and artist; Alfredo Cramerotti Bio: Alfredo Cramerotti is a writer, curator and artist. His work explores the relationship between reality and representation across a variety of media and collaborations such as TV, radio, publishing, media festivals and curation. He is Co-curator (as CPS) of the forthcoming Manifesta 8, the European biennial of contemporary art in Murcia and Cartagena, Spain, and Curator at QUAD, the art, film and media centre in Derby, UK. He co-runs the collective art/media projects AGM Annual General Meeting ( and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets( and is Editor of the ‘Critical =Photography' book series for Intellect Books. Recent publications include the book ‘Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform without Informing' (2009) and ‘Unmapping the City:Perspectives of Flatness' (2010). Aesthetic Journalism blurb: As the art world eagerly embraces a journalistic approach, Aesthetic Journalism explores why contemporary art exhibitions often consist of interviews, documentaries and reportage. This new mode of journalism is grasping more and more space in modern culture and Cramerotti probes the current merge of art with the sphere of investigative journalism. The attempt to map this field, here defined as ‘Aesthetic Journalism', challenges, with clear language, the definitions of both art and journalism, and addresses a new mode of information from the point of view of the reader and viewer. The book explores how the production of truth has shifted from the domain of the news media to that of art and aestheticism. With examples and theories from within the contemporary art and journalistic-scape, the book questions the very foundations of journalism. Aesthetic Journalism suggests future developments of this new relationship between art and documentary journalism, offering itself as a useful tool to audiences, scholars, producers and critics alike.


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