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REMAINDERS AT THE END OF A SUMMER BLISS

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

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

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

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

A MUSEUM, A BLACK SHEEP AND A DEAD ROOSTER

If you are in Germany, in Cologne, Monday September 19, 2016 please join us @ 11:30am for this workshop titled: A Museum, A Black Sheep and a Dead Rooster: Artistic and Curatorial Displaced Practices. The workshop - supported, hosted and organized by Mischa Kuball, Professor for Public Art at the KHM/Academy of Media Arts, Cologne/D - is free and open to all. There are only twenty seats, so if you [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|News, Writings|0 Comments

CUT LOOSE

If you happen to be in New York on March 24 I am having a conversation at New York University with Stefanos Tsivopoulos (who represented Greece at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013). The event is chaired by Mechthild Schmidt Feist. Join us on March 24 at 6pm, at NYU-SPS 7e12 street, room 321. Please RSVP here to guarantee a seat: http://bit.ly/1UYOlyH - there are limited seats and they will be [...]

By |March 14th, 2016|Events, News, Writings|0 Comments

PICASSO AT WAR

Spent the day at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona for the Arts in Barcelona class that I am teaching as part of the Arts Administration @ Boston University. We will be working with the students on a series of initiatives and projects developing ideas, journals and art projects. Of course that also includes the writing of an academic paper. The one below is the abstract of the paper I am [...]

By |March 8th, 2016|News, Writings|0 Comments

BASHED ON THE HEAD

"Bashed on the Head: Global and Local Tensions in the Life of an Artist," is the new essay that I am writing for the TransCultural Exchange conference at Boston University organized by Professor Mary Sherman. The essay, which also gives the title to the panel, will be a moment of conversation between esteemed colleagues and the audience. The panel location is:  Boston University, George Sherman Union, 2nd Floor, Metcalf Hall, [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|News, Writings|0 Comments

LEA – MIT PRESS @ CAA

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), in collaboration with MIT Press, announces the publication of L.A. Re.Play: Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking to be available at the College Art Association (CAA) conference February 4, 2016. The event is supported by the Arts Administration Program @ Boston University. During the launch Lanfranco Aceti, Director of the Arts Administration Program and Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac will present together with [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|News, Writings|0 Comments