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).


Remainders at the End of a Summer Bliss by Lanfranco Aceti is a curatorial essay that surveys the exhibition by Bill Balaskas Remains of a Summer Bliss at the Kalfayan Galleries, Athens and Thessaloniki. The essay is published by the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), MIT Press, on the platform Contemporary Arts and Cultures (CAC). This curatorial essay looks from afar at the drama of Mediterranean societies which have set themselves [...]

By |December 4th, 2017|Curatorial, News, Writings|0 Comments


It's Time is a conversation between Prof. Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths and Harvard) and Prof. Lanfranco Aceti (MIT and BU) on issues of time and its relationship to the contemporary databased and mediated narratives. The lecture will take place in the Plimpton Room, Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University on Monday, December 4, 2017, from 6:30pm to 8:00 pm. Inspired by Italo Calvino's Six Memos for the Next Millennium and Umberto Eco’s [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|News, Writings|0 Comments


The Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents a painterly and sculptural text work by Dutch artist, Willem Jan Smit. At the Sculpture Garden pavilion on the New Sea Waterfront of Thessaloniki, Smit marries the two media with the complexity of the positive and negative architectural space. “The Sculpture Garden pavilion presents and shines a light on a fissure in the homogeneous representation of the community,” explains the artist. “The pavilion proposes [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Curatorial, News|0 Comments


Supported by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, the Mediterranean Garden pavilion on the New Sea Waterfront of Thessaloniki has a contemporary art installation by Lanfranco Aceti, curated by Camilla Boemio. Known internationally for his socio-political stances and performances that have taken place over the past thirty years, the artist has conceived a site-specific installation that engages directly with the theme of the Thessaloniki Biennale, Imagined Homes. He has created a public [...]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Artworks, News|0 Comments


What is in a curse? And who are the accursed? The artist, Lanfranco Aceti, has created a performance titled Accursed and curated by Areti Leopolou that addresses the theme of the Thessaloniki Biennale, Imagined Homes, by bringing the privacy of the home into the public space. The accursed plebs—lower class and middle class alike—voice their angers and frustrations at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in the form of curses addressed to the state, [...]

By |October 10th, 2017|Artworks, News, Posts|0 Comments


To ‘celebrate’ the forthcoming conflict between Rocket Man of North Korea and Dotard of the United States of America the artist Mischa Kuball (DE) has been commissioned to create an installation and music score to be placed on The Fifth Column of the White House. Named Curator Of The United States (COTUS) by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, Lanfranco Aceti announced this new video and installation as part of The [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Artworks, Curatorial, News|0 Comments


“[....] there are all the folds that come from the Orient­—Greek, Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, classical folds .... But it twists and turns the folds, takes them to infinity, fold upon fold, fold after fold. [....] is the fold that goes on to infini­ty.” Gilles Deleuze, “The Fold,” Yale French Studies 80, Baroque Topographies: Literature/History/Philosophy (1991): 227. Where Is the Problem? ‘Empathy - Apathy’ is a new group exhibition at Beton7, [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Artworks, Events, News|1 Comment


SHIMMER is a new solo show by Lanfranco Aceti and Willem Jan Smit who came together under the curatorial framework of Irini Papadimitriou, curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The two artists merged their aesthetic practices for SHIMMER and generated for the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and the Athens School of Fine Arts in Hydra (GR) a scathing visual analysis of contemporary political art. The exhibition takes place from [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Artworks, Events, News|0 Comments


In a contemporary world of suppositions presented as a healthy suppository of systemically administered fact, the current exchange and special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States of America is providing exciting new prospects. The UK has proposed to offer Oboddaddy 1, by Sarah Lucas, as an instrument of justice to beat down efforts of fake news and propaganda alike. Oboddaddy 1, a giant pink phallic shaped sculpture, [...]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Artworks, Curatorial, News|0 Comments


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