Selected from over 750 submissions from across the globe, the 21st anniversary edition of the MOSTYN Open, an international exhibition prize with £10,000 going to the winner, presents over 30 artists working in disciplines including textiles, photography, painting, sculpture, installation and film and video. In the run up to the announcement of the winner on October 27th in Llandudno, Wales Arts Review presents a conversation between MOSTYN’s Digital Programme Manager, Clare Harding and Open 21 selector and guest curator, Hannah Conroy.
With submissions from all over the world for the 21st MOSTYN Open exhibition it says a lot about the quality of contemporary visual art being produced, either in Wales or by Welsh artists, that seven of the 34 selected artists have such strong connections here. The selection was made by four independent arts professionals including the Editorial Director of Frieze in London, Jennifer Higgie, Katerina Gregos, an independent curator from Brussels, Hannah Conroy, the Co-Director and Curator at Kunstraum, London, and Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN. The selection process took four days in total and, crucially, was based on a process of ‘blind selection’, so the panel didn’t know the identity of the artists or where they were based.
To find out more about MOSTYN Open 21 you can visit the gallery website here.