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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

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

HOPE COMING ON

“Hope, Hope, fallacious Hope! Where is thy market now?” Joseph Mallord William Turner Hope Coming On is a performance conceived and curated by Lanfranco Aceti (MoCC) and with the gracious participation of the Boston Children’s Chorus (Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director and Ben Hires, Director of Programs). The choreography has been realized in collaboration with Betsi Graves and Alexander Davis at Urbanity Dance. The performance will take place in The Beal Gallery [...]

By |September 9th, 2016|Artworks, Curatorial, News|0 Comments

THE LADY WITH A REVOLUTIONARY PARROT

The Lady with a Revolutionary Parrot is a new work of art by Lanfranco Aceti - part of the series The Fat Cat Was Here. The artwork premiers at Art Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, and focuses on the processes of enslavement and exploitation of beauty to create contemporary corporate propaganda. The artwork challenges contemporary notions of engagement and questions the role that artists have in enforcing the aesthetics [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|Artworks, News|0 Comments

THE FAT CAT WAS HERE

The Fat Cat Was Here is the title of a new series of works of art by Lanfranco Aceti. A part of this collection, created expressly for Art Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, was inspired by contemporary economic and social struggles. Exhibited as part of the platforms projects in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and commissioned and curated by Artemis Potamianou this new series of mixed media works [...]

By |May 13th, 2016|Artworks, News|0 Comments

IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME

It’s All Greek to Me is a new exhibition that I am part of and that runs from November 26, 2015 to January 9, 2016. This is a co-curated group exhibition by Artemis Potamianou and Julie René de Cotret, featuring the works of: Lanfranco Aceti, Campus Novel, Jefferson Campbell-Cooper, Kostas Christopolous, Yiannis Grigoriadis, Yiannis Isidorou, Jenny Marketou, Giorgos Papadatos, Poka-Yio, Artemis Potamianou, Makrigiannis Stilianos & Anonymous. For this exhibition I [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Artworks, News|0 Comments