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).

ACCURSED

What is in a curse? And who are the accursed? The artist, Lanfranco Aceti, has created a performance, Accursed 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

WAR PIGS

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

WHERE IS THE PROBLEM?

“[....] 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

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

SUPPOSITORY

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

WET ME

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

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

AD NAUSEAM

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

ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK

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

THEY WERE SHOWN THE DOOR IN A MATTER OF MINUTES

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