Lanfranco Aceti

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About Lanfranco Aceti

Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator. He is the Director of the Arts Administration Program at Boston University. He is the Founder and Director of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc., of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology) and MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts).


One of my new essays is out and is entitled Wet Me: Cupio Dissolvi ad Nubes et Lumina, for the issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac titled Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics published by MIT Press. I also edited the full volume with Paul Thomas and Edward Colless. Thanks, in particular go, to two new members of LEA Team of assistant editors: Candice Bancheri and Ashley Daugherty. It is an interesting set of contributions [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|News, Writings|0 Comments


Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics is a volume that situates a critical discourse on the molecular data–cloud and aesthetics within contemporary experiences of art and society. It reflects varied perceptions and current thinking by artists, curators, scientists, and theorists in comprehending the appropriation and colonization of the cloud. The cloud can be seen as a veiling of information, where it becomes clouded, foggy, fuzzy, obscure, or secretive as well as a [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|News, Posts, Writings|0 Comments


As part of its worldwide interventions and art engagements, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents ad nauseam at documenta 14 by international artist and activist Willem Jan Smit (NL, ES, DE). Ad nauseam is Willem Jan Smit’s redux from an exhibition of documentary sculpture in Athens titled THEY WERE SHOWN THE DOOR IN A MATTER OF MINUTES, which was received with great critical acclaim and promptly acquired for a private [...]

By |June 10th, 2017|Curatorial, Events, News|0 Comments


What is a protest? And what does it mean to picket, to resist, to respond, and to give voice to one’s social and political concerns? In the wake of growing political uncertainty and the news of the United States withdrawal from the global Paris climate accords, a protest will occur from dawn to dawn, starting on  June 3 at 5:12 am to June 4 at 5:12 am, on the White [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Curatorial, Events, News|0 Comments


As part of its ‘FEATURED’ artist series for the Platforms Project in Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents the international artist and activist, Willem Jan Smit. “The choice fell on Mr. Smit,” explained the curator Lanfranco Aceti and the artistic director Artemis Potamianou, “since his practice has been dealing for many years now with issues of rejection, remainder, and reminder. Through a contradictory embrace of contexts, traditional structures, and [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Curatorial, News|0 Comments


For the Platforms Project in Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents an international exhibition consisting of  two works by  two different artists strategically placed in opposition to one another. The two artists, Lanfranco Aceti and Yiannis Melanitis, challenge each other through a series of colloquia that, while rooted in incommunicability, isolation, and censorship, nevertheless speaks of contemporary notions of freedom, democracy, and understanding. Both Aceti and Melanitis base their [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Artworks, News|0 Comments


Affirmative Re-Action, curated by Lanfranco Aceti and Candice Bancheri for the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, is the latest art project by American conceptual artist, Jay Critchley. Rooted in the long tradition of twentieth-century art, the artwork is a recycling and re-hanging of Provincetown’s historical street banners. These large plasticized banners announcing cultural events and/or displaying advertisements are a staple of contemporary society and towns the world over. Critchley gives them [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|Curatorial, News|0 Comments


100 Days Urn is the newest artwork to be placed on The Fifth Column of the White House. "The urn has been produced by the internationally renowned British artist Grayson Perry. It will collect metaphorically, and perhaps one day even physically, the ashes of the first one hundred days of the Trump presidency. It will act as a repository of all that is incredibly wrong in contemporary society," Lanfranco Aceti explained. [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Artworks, Curatorial, News|0 Comments


Italy gives the middle finger to the US. A recent addition to the White House lawn in the form of a sculpture presented to the US by Italy is causing quite a stir. "This is a gift made to the American people," said the mayor of Milan. “We are depriving one of our most beautiful squares of a memorable piece of art,” he explained “and offering the finger as a [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Artworks, Curatorial, News|0 Comments


The Museum of Contemporary Cuts has nominated for the position of Curator Of The United States (COTUS) Lanfranco Aceti. Dr. Aceti was chosen for his unconventional curatorial projects and approaches. He has defied the mainstream conventions in curating contemporary art and experimented with alternative approaches which oblige, both the viewers and professionals, to question the role of contemporary art in the current socio-political and financial scenarios. The curatorial project that [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Curatorial, News|0 Comments