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).

100 DAYS URN

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

THE FINGER TO THE US

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

WHO IS COTUS?

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

THE SLAP

The Slap aka He Who Gets Slapped is a performance and a series of digital artworks presented for the first time in 2015 at the Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden. The online element of this artwork presented on eBay is part of the extrange exhibition. The performance is part of a larger collection of artworks titled Soma which is inspired by the contemporary social tensions and labor crises that [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|Artworks, News|0 Comments

THE FIFTH COLUMN

On January 20, 2017, @ 00:01 The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Cards by Lanfranco Aceti was quietly launched in the maelstrom of contemporary tensions. This project is inspired by the complexity of contemporary society, its upheavals, crises, and turmoils. It is a project in which the role of the artist and that of the curator meld, generating confusing existential post-truths, ethical conflicts, truthful hyperboles, parallel realities, fake news, [...]

By |January 20th, 2017|Artworks, Curatorial, News|0 Comments

BACK TO BASICS: UNCANNY

A new exhibition titled Back to Basics: Uncanny in which I have a set of artworks and an installation. This group show curated by Artemis Potamianou sees the participation of Lanfranco Aceti, Misha Cattaui, Kalos & Klio, Simon MacEwan, Elisabeth Penker, Aggelos Antonopoulos, Augustus Veinoglou, Vasilis Zographos and Ioannis Savvidis. The exhibition, the first of a two parts show, at the Enia Gallery, from December 9, 2016, to March 4, [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Artworks, Events, News|0 Comments

nEUROsis

nEUROsis is the new group show that I am participating in and takes place in Limassol, Cyprus. The exhibition deals with issues related to the contemporary socio-economic upheavals. "The global financial crisis of the past eight years is heavily impacting most European Mediterranean countries, destabilising not only the symbolic structures of Europe expressed in its initial agreements as unity, stability and equality but also the idea of what the EU [...]

By |November 21st, 2016|Artworks|0 Comments

EMPTY PR(OE)MISES – ANNOUNCEMENT

How does one inhabit emptiness? There is a tension and struggle between the will of the space in preserving its void and the will of the forces that wish to occupy it. This conflict became the subject matter of conversation between the Director of EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens), Katerina Koskina, and curator Lanfranco Aceti after they shared their concerns for the realization of any exhibition starting from zero. These concerns are only magnified in [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|Curatorial, News|0 Comments

EMPTY PR(OE)MISES – CURATORIAL STATEMENT

How does one inhabit emptiness? There is a tension and struggle inherent to the space between the will of preserving its void and the will of the forces that wish to occupy it. For Katerina Koskina, director of EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens), the complexity of emptiness and its overabundance of possibilities has been a dilemma from the moment she first visited the Museum building in December 2014. [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|Curatorial, News, Writings|0 Comments

EMPTY PR(OE)MISES – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

EMST (The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens), in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press) and with Arts Administration @ Boston University launches a call for artworks open to international artists on the theme of empty pr(œ)mises. empty pr(œ)mises, conceived and curated by Lanfranco Aceti and Katerina Koskina, will focus on the intertwining of the words promises and premises. How does one inhabit emptiness? [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|Curatorial, News|0 Comments