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Developments in Conceptual Art -	The relationship between Artwork and Audience 2013 by Alfredo Cramerotti

Developments in Conceptual Art - The relationship between Artwork and Audience  2013

talk, seminar, debate

Developments in Conceptual Art - The relationship between Artwork and Audience is a seminar organised by the North Wales Open Studios Network in Partnership with MOSTYN| CYMRU| WALES.

 

It included a presentation by Adam Carr about the art historical background of the relationship between artwork and viewer and its growing status over time. Carr’s presentation, titled “The Viewer and Conceptual Art & Conceptual Art and The Viewer” looked at the history and legacy of conceptual art investigating its inception, its main proponents and how it looks at the world around us with particular focus on the role of the viewer.

 

A Panel Discussion focussed on how some forms of Conceptual Art engage the viewer in ways that they may not be accustomed to in relation to their experience of artworks and exhibitions. The panel talked about how shows like “YOU”, MOSTYN exhibition, respond  to the visitor, and are subject to perpetual change and re-order in accordance to their activity, thereby  challenging  conventional codes of behaviour in the context of a gallery space.

 

How do these works engage and forge relationships with audiences in distinctively different ways from any other works of art? How is the role of the viewer elevated and placed into the centre uniquely? Does it build a different alliance between Viewer, artwork and gallery?

 

This was an opportunity to hear about the “YOU” exhibition from Curator Adam Carr and discuss the development of the role of the “viewer”, with artists Aurelien Froment and Bedwyr Williams and Alfredo Cramerotti, director of MOSTYN.