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I am currently working with Janice Glowski and Charles Csuri to the catalog Sketchbooks of Time that follows the exhibition by the same name held at Kasa Gallery in Istanbul.

This image, courtesy of the artist, will be appearing in the catalog in order to showcase how things have changed and continue to change in the history of contemporary art. “I can’t imagine ARTFORUM ever doing a special issue on electronics or computer in art” is a phrase that still characterizes, albeit less and less, many fine art institutions across the world.

In a way there is a deplorable trend – that of adversity to experimentation in art that challenges the pre-conceptions of what an artwork should be. It has been a trend that characterized experimentations in video art (largely accepted, sought after and celebrated today), performance (Marina Abramovic’s The Artist Is Present at MoMA placed squarely performance art in the pantheon of the legitimate arts) and computer/new media art.

It is my intention with Sketchbooks of Time to offer an insight in the career of an artist, who has contributed so much with his experimental artworks and aesthetic to the advancement of the fine arts through the use of computer, animation and new media.

By | 2018-02-06T18:38:40+00:00 August 25th, 2012|Posts|0 Comments

About the Author:

Lanfranco Aceti is known for his social activism and extensive career as an artist, curator, and academic. He is a visiting professor and research affiliate at ACT @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology and professor and director of the Arts Administration Program at Boston University. He is the founder of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc., the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology), and founder and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts).

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